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Digital payment and fintech companies at BASIS SoftExpo showcase the expanding landscape of fintech in Bangladesh

Once only a dream, in 2020 you can trade stocks, manage insurance and have your food delivered using fintech, among a number of other things and often from a handheld device. Bangladesh has a huge market for fintech, as leading market studies repeatedly found. This led to the emergence of

Coronavirus outbreak impacts business in Bangladesh

The economy of Bangladesh is likely to experience a shock in the coming days as its biggest trading partner China suffers from a deadly coronavirus outbreak. The disease, which has spread to 27 countries, has killed more than 300 people so far. Experts said if the situation lingers any longer, it

IT outsourcing touches billion dollar mark for the first time

The earning from outsourcing Information Technology enabled services (ITES) jobs has touched the $1 billion mark in the last 12 months for the first time in the country’s history, sources in the Bangladesh Association for Software and Information Services (BASIS) said. In last year, the earning was 800 million US dollar

Key takeaways from SFF-the world’s largest Fintech festival

How can the power of finance and technology be harnessed to create a greener world and, in particular, a greener financial system, Ravi Menon, the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), asked a packed house during the Singapore Fintech Festival’s opening ceremony. “Fintech must have a larger purpose,

The Enigma of Bangladesh’s Economic Success

Bangladesh has been marred by tragedy including: the 1971 Liberation War, poverty, natural disasters—and now—one of the world's largest refugee crises after receiving an influx of 750,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in neighboring Myanmar. However, with remarkably little international attention, Bangladesh has also become one of the world's economic success

‘We developed the first tool that can predict late AMD, non- invasively’

An animated conversation with Alauddin Bhuiyan, Chief Scientist and CEO of iHealthScreen Inc. Dr. Alauddin Bhuiyan is an inventor, innovator, computer scientist and with deep life science and medical technology expertise covering the spectrum of life science and med-tech. He is the founder of iHealthScreen Inc. and working for his company

WHAT IS STOPPING INTEROPERABILITY AMONG THE MFS?

When it comes to interoperability, MFSs still have a long way to go. Currently, they cannot ‘talk’ to one another and customers on one network cannot pay people using another network. Being a relatively nascent market hasn’t prevented the mobile financial service (MFS) industry from making great advancements in recent years.

RegTech – The Big New Frontier

FinTech in financial sector given rise to a range of new business models, applications, processes and products providing financial services by making use of software and modern technology. Therefore, RegTech (Regulatory Technology) is the term getting very popular in FinTech industry means to use technologies facilitate regulatory compliance. RegTech aims

SOHOZ: OUR HOMEGROWN SUPER APP

Back in late 90s, people used to have device for everything. Mobile for calling, navigation system for maps, pager for messages, PDA for managing contacts, notes taking etc. Slowly it was getting difficult to manage all these gadgets at once (if a person can afford them all. Technology evolved and converged

‘I JOINED SHOHOZ BECAUSE IT HAS A VISION TO BE A SUPER APP AND A UBIQUITOUS PLATFORM FOR EVERYTHING DIGITAL’

A veteran of the tech industry, Ravi Garikipati joined Bangladeshi ticketing and ride sharing company Shohoz in April. Formerly the CTO for e-commerce giant Flipkart, Garikapati joined Shohoz as a director and after, what he says, ‘much deliberation’. As Shohoz continues to grow in Bangladesh, Garikipati’s inclusion will certainly inject a sense

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