Economic Issues Overshadow Bangladesh's Fraught Elections
Dec 28, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
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- Irrespective of who wins the elections on Dec. 30, the next administration in Dhaka will largely need to create jobs, develop infrastructure and advance the country's industrialization.
- An expanding economy will create greater demand for energy and infrastructure, creating opportunities for India and China to fund regional projects.
- In the lead-up to the elections, violence between supporters of the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party is likely, heightening political risk to the fast-growing economy.