bangladesh economic growth

ADB to lend $20.8b to Bangladesh over four years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expected to provide $20.8 billion in loans to Bangladesh in the next four years as the country looks to accelerate economic growth and attain the upper-middle-income status in less than a decade.

Does continuity of a regime guarantee stability and development?

The test of a country’s stability is to what extent it can remain insensitive to any sort of change of government or leadership.

The rapid growth of Bangladesh’s economy, and what comes after

Growth has been the constant in the journey of the Bangladesh economy over the last two decades. Starting from 2004, excluding the outlier year of 2020 when the world economy was severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladesh has maintained a growth rate of over five percent or more.

Will the economy be out of the woods in 2024?

Bangladesh’s economy has been passing through a challenging time for the past two years amidst growing pressure on foreign exchange reserves, the sharp depreciation of the taka and an elevated level of inflation

Govt likely to retreat from its quest for higher growth

government is likely to lower its economic growth target by one percentage point for the fiscal year ending in June

Weak batch of data paints economy’s deepening woes

Bangladesh wrapped up the last fiscal year of 2022-23 with slower economic growth. A similar trend has persisted in the ongoing fiscal year as portrayed by at least three key indicators: exports, remittances and imports. .The growth of export receipts, the biggest foreign currency earner f

Two weeks in the dysfunctional megacity of Dhaka

Today, Dhaka is a dysfunctional megacity, an economic hub that has grown chaotically – outwards and upwards – to absorb more than 20 million people who live there, and hundreds of thousands more arriving each year.

IMF highlights Bangladesh's economic challenges

Shares its assessment after conducting a staff visit to Dhaka starting April 25

IMF Loan Programme: Getting Bangladesh ready for LDC graduation

The prospective loan programme of the International Monetary Fund will prime Bangladesh for graduation from the least-developed country bracket and reach middle-income country status by 2031, said the lender’s top official.

December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022

What contributes to the development of Bangladesh?

One could say the success story of Bangladesh’s economic development has been spectacular.

December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022

Govt revises down growth forecast

The government has trimmed its growth forecast for this fiscal year by a whole percentage point to 6.5 percent as the energy shortage and inflation dampened economic activities.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Consumption-led growth could slow economic expansion

Bangladesh may witness slower economic growth in the coming future if it retains the consumption-led growth, which will also exacerbate the widening inequality, said a development economist yesterday.

November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022

Revisit process of policymaking, not just the policies

The burden of imported inflation and supply-side implications of reduced imports will have adverse implications for economic growth and welfare, particularly of marginalised people.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Denial syndrome is hampering our economic policies

Interventions must involve fiscal policy to address our fundamental economic issues

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Denial syndrome is hampering our economic policies

Interventions must involve fiscal policy to address our fundamental economic issues

October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022

Going Green exhibition by Danish embassy comes to an end

The Embassy of Denmark in Bangladesh has hosted a five-day exhibition, called ‘Going Green’, at Bay’s Edge Gallery in Dhaka to highlight green solutions that can support sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Charting the middle-income journey

Bangladesh needs proper macroeconomic management to avoid middle income trap

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Bangladesh economy: Not in crisis but under stress

Bangladesh’s economy is experiencing stress because of the pressure on the foreign exchange reserves, but the situation is not as alarming as many think, said top brass in the financial sector yesterday. 

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

“Ensure wellbeing of the masses for economic growth”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (August 22, 2022) asked government officials to serve people to the best of their abilities.

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