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Top Ideas for Capital and Financial Markets

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In July of 2015, Bangladesh Priorities held a roundtable of sector experts to discuss the best solutions for improving Bangladesh's capital and financial Markets. Combined with in-depth interviews and review of the 26 background studies of the 7th Five Year Plan (7FYP) and the Plan itself, the most notable ideas focused on: upgrading accounting and auditing standards - International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Standards of Auditing (ISA), increasing coordination among the regulators i.e. IDRA, Bangladesh Bank, creating a Special Capital Market Tribunal engaging Ministry of Law and Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), and, increasing enlistment of companies in the capital market. Some other noteworthy ideas were: strengthening internal financial controls and promoting IPO pricing policy.

Proposed Ideas 

The prominent ideas arising from the roundtable are highlighted in the following presentation.

Roundtable Attendees

Prominent discussants in the roundtable were Ranjit Kumar Chakrborty- former additional secretary government of Bangladesh, Khairul Bashar Abu Taher Mohammaed from MTB Capital Ltd, Faruq Ahmed Siddiqi-former Chairman, Security and Exchange Commission, Md. Hazib Reza from BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage and Dr. Mizanur Rahman from WHO from Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC.

In a hurry?

Click here to download a PDF list of all the proposed Capital and Financial Market ideas.