The government has kept borrowing from the Bangladesh Bank as commercial banks can’t come up with much-needed funds owing to the liquidity crunch.
Abdul Wahab, a security guard at an ATM booth of a private bank in the capital, works 16 hours a day.
While the government is distracted by elections, the financial economy will suffer
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.
The recent policy changes have been so enormous that they have already made the old monetary policy largely defunct.
In the name of taming inflation, central banks have set themselves on a path to cause a recession.
Dealing with these two major challenges is essential for macroeconomic stability
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.