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FLOORED

Documentaries can be the victims of bad timing, and that to some extent is the case with Floored—a 2009 documentary which chronicles the plight of veteran Chicago futures traders as they struggle to adapt to new, fast-paced computer technologies. Floored offers an interesting insight into the world of stocks, high frequency

Barbarians at the Gate

“Barbarians at the Gate” shows the greed on Wall Street that blossomed in the 1980s and has only become worse today. It is based on the true story of the RJR/Nabisco Company takeover. The RJR Nabisco Company went to the selling block, triggering chaos as Wall Street scrambles to take control

MOVIE REVIEW OF EAGLE EYE

Eagle Eye, Director DJ Caruso’s ambitious movie undertaking the omnipresence of technologies in the day-to-day life doesn’t have much to offer for the serious ‘techis’ but it surely gives the netizens a roller-coaster ride. It’s a fast-paced adventure that leaves the audience on the edge of their seat form beginning

The way forward: rooting for our home-grown CBS

In the beginning of the last decade, banks in Bangladesh gradually started shifting from maintaining financial data in pages of manual ledgers to computer hard drives. The apparent ‘magic manager’ that helped them keeping together a mammoth and complex set of data amalgamation of banking ecosystem is the core banking

Fintech or Techfin?

The banking industry is experiencing disruption at an increasing pace. Over the past few years, traditional financial institutions and non-traditional fintech firms have begun to understand that collaboration may be the best path to long-term growth. At the same time, big tech firms are offering financial services, creating techfin solutions. The

HAJJ GUIDE: DIGITAL AIDE FOR THE PILGRIMS

Bazlur Rahman Khan knows the peril of Hajj too well. The entire process—starting from registration to obtaining a visa to getting on a bus in Mina—is no cake walk and Rahman, a five times performer of Hajj, is well aware of it. But this time around, Rahman is a bit relaxed

HOW CRYPTOCURRENCIES ARE USED IN RUSSIA WORLD CUP?

Every four years the global sporting community feasts on a festival of football at the World Cup, as the world’s most popular sport takes centre stage. Football, in its current form, was birthed around 1863 in England, but its origins stem from numerous games played throughout history, according to FIFA. Over

Budget 2018-19: high promises, unclear goals

Pre-election budget is about understanding the political economy and delivering a sharp messageFinance Minister AbulMaal Abdul Muhith apparently dipped into his party’s electoral playbook to design the Tk 4,64,573 crore national budget for FY2018-19. The 84-year-old minister who stood at the front row in Parliament on June 7 for a

CYBER-CRIME AND THE VULNERABILITY OF THE FAIRER GENDER

What the cyber-bullies or the cyber-criminals bet on is shame: in a pre-dominantly Muslim conservative society, the horror of an intimate photo leaking, or rumors being spread, is enough to buy a teenage girl’s silence. Women, specially of young age are thus overwhelmingly the victims of an alarming rise in cybercrimes

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