Pittsburgh G-20: time to deliver on promises

LEADERS of the world’s largest economies, the G-20, will meet for the second time this year on September 24-25. At the Pittsburgh summit, leaders will review the progress made since the Washington and London summits and discuss further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global financial and economic crisis. The members …

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Reformers need Reform

WHEN the monitor fails to monitor, it certainly leads the system to catastrophe or even to collapse. As readers might agree, there was hardly any projection by the International Monetary Fund, or by any other monetary watchdog, about the ongoing recession. Did they really know anything or did they remain silent despite knowing that a …

Review of bilateral investment treaty with US in order

AN INTERNATIONAL oil company engaged in oil and gas exploration has blown out an entire gas field; excluding the ecological loss, the monetary value of the loss is around Tk 1,700 crore. The company is unwilling to make any compensation both in terms of resource value and ecological disaster. Under the armour of a bilateral investment …