Bangladesh. Heavy price falls on the Dhaka stock exchange at the beginning of the year triggered rallies as thousands of small savers saw their investments shrink. In 2010, the stock exchange’s index had risen by 80% and the downturn was seen as a correction of inflated values. The stock market collapse was partly caused by the central bank tightening the requirement for banks’ capital adequacy ratio by half a percentage point to reduce cash flow and curb inflation.
It also stormed during the year around Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and in 2006, together with the bank, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping tens of thousands of Bangladeshi women start small businesses with the help of so-called microcredit. According to Countryaah official site, Yunus was indicted in a Norwegian documentary film for illegally bringing in over $ 96 million in Norwegian aid from the partially state-owned bank to other parts of the Grameen group. On order from the central bank, Yunus was also dismissed from his post as CEO of Grameen Bank on the grounds that he had his mandate renewed in 2000 without the government’s consent.
From both the Norwegian aid agency Norad and a Bangladeshi investigation, Yunus was released from the crime suspects, but the dismissal was decided by the Supreme Court. There were suspicions of a political vendetta against Yunus, who has been in delo with Prime Minister Hasina Wajed since he considered starting a new opposition party in 2007.
In the judiciary, the aftermath of the uprising continued in 2009, when revolting soldiers in a border security organization killed 74 officers. A total of over 2,000 soldiers had been sentenced to prison for up to seven years during the year, but more than 3,000 were still waiting to be tried.
In the country’s special court for war crimes, the first charges were brought during the autumn. The first case concerned a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party who was charged on 20 counts for, among other things. genocide and crimes against humanity during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971. In the fall, Bangladesh and India decided to dissolve a total of 162 small enclaves found on the lands of the countries in the border regions, 111 Indian earthquakes in Bangladesh and 51 Bangladeshi in India. A total of just over 50,000 people have lived in miserable conditions without access to electricity or water or social services. Now, the areas are incorporated in surrounding countries and the residents are allowed to choose citizenship. The enclaves arose through land disputes several hundred years ago.
In November, the Russian Federation agreed to build two nuclear reactors each of 1,000 megawatts north of Dhaka. The plant would be ready by 2018. The Russian Federation is responsible for nuclear fuel all the way from delivery to final storage.