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Services Trade in Developing Asia: A Case Study of the Banking and Insurance Sector in Bangladesh

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  • Salahuddin Ahmad

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  • Dilli Raj Khanal

    (Uttara University)

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This study assesses the strengths and weaknesses of reforms in the banking and insurance industries. Banking sector performance is analysed using various indicators as well as Principle Component Analysis techniques. A comparative case study of three banks with different ownership structures is presented. The study concludes with important conclusions and policy implications for future reforms based on the findings.

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  • Salahuddin Ahmad & Dilli Raj Khanal, 2007. "Services Trade in Developing Asia: A Case Study of the Banking and Insurance Sector in Bangladesh," Working Papers 3807, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
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    1. Dilli Raj Khanal, 2007. "Banking and Insurance Services Liberalization and Development in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Malaysia: A Comparative Analysis," Working Papers 4107, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..

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    Keywords

    Service Trade; Bangladesh;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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