Zina Tasreen

October 25, 2019
October 25, 2019

Bangladesh snags its highest ranking in 6yrs

All great things start from small beginnings, it is often said. And Bangladesh’s eight-place leap forward in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 index can be viewed in this light.

October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019

Accountability the answer to real estate sector’s woes

In 2011, with great hope, Monwara Shameem had handed over her 8.25 decimals of land in Mohakhali DOHS to a reputed developer to construct a six-storied apartment building.

October 6, 2019
October 6, 2019

Never too young to get on property ladder

The template of nuclear family, in which the dad went to work and the mum stayed at home, is fast on its way out.

September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019

Banking in dire straits: Will needed to fix ills

People do not lack strength; they lack will, the French poet and novelist Victor Hugo once said. The words perfectly describe the government’s attitude thus far towards fixing the banking sector.

July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019

Decline in savings downs investment

Each month, Ayesha Amin, a housewife, aims to put Tk 5,000 of the money her husband hands over to her for the running of the house, in her savings account.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Long on promises, short on specifics

All eyes were on fever-stricken Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal as he stepped into parliament to unveil his maiden national budget yesterday.

June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019

Time to work on basics

The Bangladesh economy is taxing for take-off -- for its long-haul flight to the developed country club, with couple of stopovers in between.

May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

Go cashless to tide through Eid expenses

The holy month of Ramadan that crescendos in Eid-ul-Fitr is undoubtedly the dearest for people in Bangladesh.

May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

Wiser is winner

Credit card: two words the mention of which turn many into full-blown cynics. ...

August 12, 2018
August 12, 2018

The middle ground between cash and credit card

Debit cards are the happy medium between credit cards and cash -- one gets the convenience of carrying a card without the risk of