Bangladesh inflation

Economy in for a double whammy

With inflation edging towards double digits and quarterly GDP growth nearly halving year on year, pressure on consumers is mounting and experts are pointing at even darker clouds.

More steps needed to contain inflation durably: IMF official

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that the latest monetary policy adopted by the Bangladesh Bank would help to curb inflation, but added that further measures would be needed to make it durable.

Food makers’ sales growth halves amid higher inflation

Inflation is the leading cause of the slow growth of leading food makers

Inflation shock: A weaker taka accounts for half of it

The pass-through of a sharp depreciation of the local currency accounted for half of the inflation surge seen in Bangladesh in the last financial year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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

Inflation hits five-month high in October despite steps

Inflation once again grazed double digits in October, advancing 30 basis points to 9.93 percent despite the government’s repeated assurances of measures to rein it in.

No good news in investment as well

With major indicators showing stress in the economy, there is no good news in the investment flow too as investors now prefer to stay away from taking new projects or expanding their existing capacity.

Taming the inflation monster in Bangladesh

Inflation in Bangladesh has reached its highest level in a decade and has been a persistent problem for more than 18 months, starting from early last year.

When green chillies become too hot to handle

The green chilli fiasco is not the first such failure to manage the market.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Dollar crisis will ease by January: Salman F Rahman

The ongoing dollar crisis in the country will ease by January next year, said Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Small businesses suffer as sales drop for high inflation

Cottage, micro, small-and-medium enterprises (CMSMEs) in Bangladesh are suffering from significantly lower sales at a time when inflationary pressure has pushed up production costs, according to entrepreneurs.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Firms’ falling profits testify to slowing business, economy

Businesses in Bangladesh went through a tough time in recent months due to a dearer US dollar that pushed up their costs of raw materials and a rocketing fuel bill that contributed to the surge in operating expenses. 

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

Inflation, war eating away food gains

Bangladesh made gains in food production and ensured the availability of rice in recent years. But surging inflation, erratic weather, and the Russia-Ukraine war affected the availability of cereals and reduced low-income people’s access to food this year.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Surging inflation: Savers in a tight spot

Savers are now facing losses on their deposits with banks due to surging inflation, with many solely dependent on interest earnings finding themselves in a tight corner.

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

Inflation rings alarm bells

People in rural areas were hit harder by food and non-food inflation than those in urban areas over the last two months, with the overall inflation surging to a 10-year high of 9.52 percent in August.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

How will the common people survive?

Mismanagement, system loss and a weak supply chain of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) have become a perennial problem.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Budget 2022-23: Inflationary concerns not addressed adequately

If one looks at the inflationary measures that are proposed in the FY2022-23 budget, there are ample reasons to be frustrated.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Govt to miss inflation targets in FY22, next year

The government has set an inflation target of 5.5 per cent for the next fiscal year although the prices of basic commodities are sitting at elevated levels for higher commodities prices globally amid lingering supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine war.

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Urgent need to stabilise macroeconomy

Macroeconomic stability has been a hallmark of Bangladesh’s development strategy. This has served the country well, especially in terms of providing a solid enabling environment for the private sector.

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