Ekhanei closes down, leaves Bangladesh to Bikroy

17 May 2017

The owners of general classifieds site Ekhanei.com in Bangladesh (Schibsted, Naspers and Telenor (SnT)), decided to shut the site down today (May 17), since “the market conditions didn’t favor online classifieds and the owners were unable to develop the site into a sustainable and profitable business”.

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Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.