Opinion / A philosophically incorrect, structurally frail budget

When commitments don’t match with actions, the budget becomes methodologically disturbing too.

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The concept of a public institution eludes our central bank

BB has recently restricted the journalists’ access for no reason in sight.

2m ago

Why do people stash dollars under pillows?

It's because of the inflation-led pressures on Bangladesh’s taka and the central bank's undervaluation of the US dollar.

4m ago

New monetary policy is appropriate in direction, but inadequate in dosage

Why this behind-the-curve approach to fighting inflation?

5m ago

Why our balance of payments won’t balance out post-election

With the facade of the elections at its height, prevailing financial issues seem to have faded into the background.

6m ago

A faulty tax policy equals a dehydrated housing sector

Under the Income Tax Act, 2023, the 'gain' tax on plots, flats and commercial establishments has doubled and redoubled.

10m ago

Opinion / Rising risky loans and the talent of making excuses

The actual share of NPLs in total loans would have crossed 20 percent had BB not loosened the definition.

10m ago

Surging government borrowing portrays a grim future

Recent trends seem to care too little about the wise art of deficit financing.

11m ago

Monetary policy has been set free... but not really

While the government’s latest monetary policy for the first half of fiscal year 2023-24 shows an attempt to be rational for the market, it lacks vigour to solve inflation and the dollar crisis.

1y ago

National Budget 2023-24: Of sweet accounting and sour economics

If we choose only 10 commodities and measure inflation, the figure will land at no less than 20 percent.

1y ago

The nation expects brevity and sobriety in the budget

Understanding the nation’s expectations in designing the budget for FY2024 is essential

1y ago

What makes Bangladesh the 'champion' of default loans?

The news of Bangladesh occupying the second-highest position in South Asia in terms of a bad loan ratio is no surprise.

1y ago

In search of a happier Bangladesh

The World Happiness Report 2023 has placed Bangladesh in the 118th position out of 137 countries.

1y ago

Should US bank failures concern Bangladesh’s financial sector?

What has led to bank failures in the US may look different from what Bangladeshi banks are living through now, but the bottom line is the same.

1y ago

Is dual citizenship to blame for money laundering?

“Is Bangladesh a place of looters?” – this question was raised by the High Court last month.

1y ago

Bangladesh can avoid the middle-income trap yet

Bangladesh’s economic leadership must devote its integrity to ensuring quality growth along with lower income inequality.

1y ago

Bangladesh’s Monetary Policies: A poor dose of the right medicine

Bangladesh Bank has missed the train by caving in to the pressure of the finance ministry, which dictates policymaking at the central bank being driven by short-term political interests.

1y ago

Time for a new central bank and monetary policy

The recent policy changes have been so enormous that they have already made the old monetary policy largely defunct.

1y ago
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