Bangladesh economy

Opinion / We need humility, not hubris, to turn the economy around

While a privileged minority, sitting in their high castles, continue to enjoy a larger and larger share of the fruits of “development,” it is becoming obvious that the vast majority are increasingly struggling.

Three major barriers to economy’s progress

Strategic inefficiency, institutionalisation of corruption, and a lack of accountability are the three major barriers blocking the smooth progress of the economy, said economists, entrepreneurs and politicians yesterday.

Economic immorality called out

Bangladesh is heading towards an economic system devoid of moral values, which is causing a breakdown in financial discipline, spoiling the business climate, and discouraging honest taxpayers, said noted economist Wahiduddin Mahmud.

Another mostly disappointing budget

Budget admits we are in a crisis, but offers no direction out of it

A wounded economy, another perilous year

It’s not the best of times. It’s not the season of light. The future will tell whether it’s the period of Dickensian despair on the economic front. But this is not the moment for business as usual, for sure.

A post-election defining moment

The economy has been in a rough patch since 2022 like never before in the past decade and a half

Changing trade policy directions is imperative now

The forthcoming FY2024-25 national budget must show that we mean business.

GDP expands at faster pace in FY24

Bangladesh’s economy has grown at a faster pace, albeit marginally, in the current fiscal year than the previous one although the production of industrial goods and agricultural commodities recorded reduced growth.

Next budget will be challenging than previous years: Debapriya

High inflation, rising pressure on external account to slow down economy, the economist said

June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024

We need humility, not hubris, to turn the economy around

While a privileged minority, sitting in their high castles, continue to enjoy a larger and larger share of the fruits of “development,” it is becoming obvious that the vast majority are increasingly struggling.

June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024

Three major barriers to economy’s progress

Strategic inefficiency, institutionalisation of corruption, and a lack of accountability are the three major barriers blocking the smooth progress of the economy, said economists, entrepreneurs and politicians yesterday.

June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

Economic immorality called out

Bangladesh is heading towards an economic system devoid of moral values, which is causing a breakdown in financial discipline, spoiling the business climate, and discouraging honest taxpayers, said noted economist Wahiduddin Mahmud.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Another mostly disappointing budget

Budget admits we are in a crisis, but offers no direction out of it

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

A wounded economy, another perilous year

It’s not the best of times. It’s not the season of light. The future will tell whether it’s the period of Dickensian despair on the economic front. But this is not the moment for business as usual, for sure.

June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024

A post-election defining moment

The economy has been in a rough patch since 2022 like never before in the past decade and a half

June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024

Changing trade policy directions is imperative now

The forthcoming FY2024-25 national budget must show that we mean business.

May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024

GDP expands at faster pace in FY24

Bangladesh’s economy has grown at a faster pace, albeit marginally, in the current fiscal year than the previous one although the production of industrial goods and agricultural commodities recorded reduced growth.

May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024

Next budget will be challenging than previous years: Debapriya

High inflation, rising pressure on external account to slow down economy, the economist said

May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024

Implications of recent central bank policy measures

Due to lack of coordinated and coherent measures, inflation continues to rise, notwithstanding the abolition of the interest rate cap since July 2023.

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