Bangladesh Investment Summit 2021:

Building Sustainable Growth Partnership

The Rise of Bengal Tiger

the fastest growing economy till 2030

Under the proficient leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, competent daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh is thriving towards development and progression noticeably. As the fastest growing economy of South Asia, Bangladesh has already graduated from Least Developed Countries and progressing towards becoming a developed nation.

As a significant market player of the times ahead, Bangladesh poses great potentials and holds promising opportunities for investors around the world as an emerging key center, a production and a business hub. With the rapid increase of per capita income and purchasing power of people, Bangladesh has become an attractive market. Bangladesh has turned its population burden into great resources, now enjoying a huge demographic dividend with 70 million workforces and 55 million youth population. It is time to witness and be part of the tale of “The Rise of Bengal Tiger”.

USD 330 BILLION GDP
doubled during last
6 YEARS

0 %+ AVERAGE
annual growth
in the last decade
Per Capita National
Income Reached
US$
0
which was US$ 860 in 2011
Foreign
exchange reserve
US$
0
billion
Remittance inflows
grew by
0 %

Non-resident BANGLADESHIS contribute significantly to the ECONOMY and the development of the country.

The industrial sector makes up 31 PERCENT of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), most of which is coming from SMEs.

Covid-19 Resilience: Of the 190 IMF member countries, only 23 were forecasted to post positive growth in the year and Bangladesh is one among them.

FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY of South Asia

THE FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY till 2030

One of the Top Four Fastest Growing DIGITAL ECONOMIES of the world.

THE 28RD LARGEST ECONOMY of the world in 2030

Celebrating

Golden Jubilee of Independence

Bangladesh has risen from ashes. A long history of imperialism and oppression had forced the country to the edge of poverty and hardship. But the country struggled and with the sacrifice of lives and blood of the mass, independence was earned in 1971 under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, an unparalleled great leader who united the whole nation to fight against oppression. This year, we are celebrating the 100th birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Father of the Nation and also the Golden Jubilee of independence of Bangladesh. Moving forward with the vision of creating a Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal), as dreamt by our great leader, these two auspicious occasions inspire the nation towards development and strengthen the efforts and commitments. Bangladesh, once undermined by few, has now often being called the “Role Model of Development” or the “Development Wonder”.

THE LEADERSHIP

FATHER OF THE NATION
BANGABANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN

Upon releaseing from imprisonment in 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman headed from Mianwali jail to London in January 1972. He was welcomed by Prime Minister of Britain Edward Heath opposition leader Harold Wilson. In the afternoon on January 8, Bangabandhu addressed a crowded press conference at Claridge’s. “Today I am free to share the unbounded joy of freedom with my fellow countrymen, who have won their freedom in an epic liberation struggle. The ultimate achievement of this struggle is the creation of an independent, sovereign People’s Republic of Bangladesh, of which my people declared me as their president while I was a prisoner in the condemned cell, awaiting the execution of a sentence for hanging.”

BANGLADESH

A DEVELOPED COUNTRY BY 2041

THE LEADERSHIP

HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER
SHEIKH HASINA

BANGLADESH PERFORMED AS ONE OF THE
BEST MARKETS IN THE WORLD IN 2020

USD 40 BN INVESTMENT
IN INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT GROWTH

70 MILLION WORKFORCE

BANGLADESH HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF
FERTILE LANDS AMONG THE WORLD (www.worldatlas.com)

55 MILLION YOUTH POPULATION

A CENTER OF REGIONAL
AND GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY

BANGLADESH UK
TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP

Bangladesh, the Golden Land of Golden People shares a bond tied with tradition, history, culture and trade with the United Kingdom for more than 250 years. Between times the bond has emerged, crystalized and magnified along with the chronology of history. This initiation of “The Rise of Bengal Tiger: Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh” organized by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) is going to mark up an ever-growing dimension in the long bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.

UK Bangladesh relations are forged on common bonds. From curry to cricket, language and literature, these are the threads that tie us together. As part of this long-standing relationship, the UK and Bangladesh have enjoyed close trade and investment ties, supported by complementary strengths of the two economies. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and ণangladesh has continued to grow over the years and stands more than USD 3 billion. This represent around 0.3% of UK’s total trade, pointing towards the immense opportunity that exists to grow this relationship further, in terms of diversified growth of the trade between UK and Bangladesh.

The expatriate Bangladesh community living in the United Kingdom played a significant role during the Liberation War to garner the support of the people and the Government of the United Kingdom and the diaspora, which is now about half a million, remains a key linkage of the growing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and the UK. Since the liberation, from reforming and rebuilding the war-ravaged country till graduating from the list of LDC and towards building the Golden Bengal our remittance fighters have been and will be an Important roleplayer for the country.

Aventis
Berger Paints
BOC Bangladesh
British American Tobacco
Cairn Energy
Duncan Brothers
GEC

HSBC
James Finlay
Meghna Energy
P&O Nedlloyd
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Reckitt Benckiser
GCM Energy

Standard Chartered
Tetley
ACI
Tullow Bangladesh
Unilever
World-Tel
GlaxoSmithKline

BANGLADESH CAPITAL MARKET

Bangladesh’s capital market is currently dominated by equity instruments with the potential to expand its fixed income instruments and add derivatives instruments as well. According to the market classification of Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), Bangladesh’s capital market falls in the category of frontier markets – less advanced capital markets in the developing world.

TWO STOCK EXCHANGES IN BANGLADESH:

INCENTIVES FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS:

BANGLADESH HAS LAUNCHED FIRST GREEN BOND, TO FINANCE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY PROJECTS INCLUDING RENEWABLES**

* The best performing indexes in the AAFF universe in December 2020 and May 2021
* https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/04/12/bangladesh-launches-first-green-bond/

BANGLADESH BOURSES SAW THE HIGHEST RETURN IN 2020 AMONG ITS PEERS*