Having one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Bangladesh witnessed five year average GDP growth of 6.97% at the end of FY18. This marked 5th consecutive year of accelerated economic growth. The economy grew at a record 7.86% in FY18, achieving the highest GDP growth rate in South Asia for the second year running. The government has set GDP growth target of 7.80% for FY19. Though the year 2018 was a sluggish year for the Bangladesh Stock Market, 2019 seems to be full of prospects for our investors. With athe strong economy of the country in background and a prospective stock market, the year-end cover story brings to you the opinions and expectations of different leaders of the economy regarding 2019.