LONDON (March 3): STERLING is becoming scarce in many parts of the world. Its growing scarcity is having wide effects and is likely to have more.
Bangladesh's economic dependence on jute has declined dramatically because competition from synthetic fibre substitutes has undermined the importance of the raw material.
BANGLADESH, long known as East Bengal, shares much of the history of the Indian subcontinent.
Muslim conquerors arrived in the 12th century and British rule began in the 18th...
BANGLADESH possesses fertile soils and the economy of the country is predominantly agrarian.
It is the world's largest producer of jute.
More than three-quarters of...