Birupaksha Paul

A philosophically incorrect, structurally frail budget

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

1w ago

A former governor’s unpleasant truths about the banking sector

Economists are always noted for telling unpleasant truths because they go by numbers, research, theory, and judgement. Rarely do politicians—who can manufacture arguments to suit their purpose—endorse economists who are objective. Former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Mohammad Farashuddin has unvei

1m ago

The concept of a public institution eludes our central bank

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

1m ago

EXIM-Padma Bank 'merger': Turning rotten apples into fresh oranges?

Bangladesh Bank deserves credit for forging the deal of signing the MoU between EXIM Bank and Padma Bank on March 18.

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.

3m ago

The farce of expressing PCI in taka

This is nothing more than a poor trick that will eventually produce no real gain.

4m ago

How default culture plagues Bangladesh’s banking sector

A pre-Socratic Greek philosopher named Parmenides first articulated the famous idea: “Nothing comes from nothing.” Later, it appeared in Aristotle’s Physics. The Roman philosopher,

4m ago

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

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

4m ago
June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

A philosophically incorrect, structurally frail budget

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

May 8, 2024
May 8, 2024

A former governor’s unpleasant truths about the banking sector

Economists are always noted for telling unpleasant truths because they go by numbers, research, theory, and judgement. Rarely do politicians—who can manufacture arguments to suit their purpose—endorse economists who are objective. Former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Mohammad Farashuddin has unvei

April 30, 2024
April 30, 2024

The concept of a public institution eludes our central bank

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

March 23, 2024
March 23, 2024

EXIM-Padma Bank 'merger': Turning rotten apples into fresh oranges?

Bangladesh Bank deserves credit for forging the deal of signing the MoU between EXIM Bank and Padma Bank on March 18.

March 11, 2024
March 11, 2024

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.

February 20, 2024
February 20, 2024

The farce of expressing PCI in taka

This is nothing more than a poor trick that will eventually produce no real gain.

February 20, 2024
February 20, 2024

How default culture plagues Bangladesh’s banking sector

A pre-Socratic Greek philosopher named Parmenides first articulated the famous idea: “Nothing comes from nothing.” Later, it appeared in Aristotle’s Physics. The Roman philosopher,

January 25, 2024
January 25, 2024

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

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

January 3, 2024
January 3, 2024

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.

December 18, 2023
December 18, 2023

Politicians’ wealth surge and why nations fail

The unbridled rise of moral hazards that engulf a nation and force it onto the path which leads to all areas becoming massively politicised, resulting in the youth being eager to become politicians for the wrong reasons.

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