Md Fazlur Rahman

Deputy Business Editor

Govt not using full strength to restore macroeconomic stability

The government is not moving at full throttle in bringing discipline to the banking sector, implementing reforms wholeheartedly, taking measures against syndication, and bringing money launderers under the rule of law, said a top economist.

1w ago

Inflation battle must be at the centre of budget

Fighting raging inflation and putting the economy back on track have not been taken seriously as evidenced from the government’s delayed response, which set the scene for one of the worst economic crises in its history and an unprecedented prolonged period of higher consumer prices, said an economist. 

1w ago

It’s time to correct fiscal stance

The government has not addressed the stability issue through its fiscal policy for two years in a row although the economy is in turmoil owing to both external and internal pressures. A noted economist, however, thinks it can bring the situation under better control through the budget in the next fiscal year beginning on July 1.

1w ago

FDI slips but stays above $3b

Foreign direct investments to Bangladesh snapped its rising trend in 2023, highlighting the nervousness outside investors face in pumping money into a country whose foreign exchange regime is experiencing one of its worst periods in recent times

2w ago

Bangladesh lowers cash incentive for exporters to prepare for post-LDC era

The government has cut the export subsidy for almost all sectors to reduce the pressures on Bangladesh's coffers and bring down the rates gradually

4m ago

No time to waste as new finance minister inherits wobbly economy

The economy is losing momentum. Inflation remains stubborn. Bangladesh is facing deterioration in external buffers, with official reserves falling to $20.18 billion as of January 10, less than half their historic peak in 2021. The currency shock is lingering.

5m ago

With election over, economy to take centre stage in 2024

The economy now can take the centre stage with the elections finally done for

5m ago

Financial account deficit swells as outflows intensify

Central bank data highlights continuing financial account deficit in the face of international currency outflow

5m ago
June 3, 2024
June 3, 2024

It’s time to correct fiscal stance

The government has not addressed the stability issue through its fiscal policy for two years in a row although the economy is in turmoil owing to both external and internal pressures. A noted economist, however, thinks it can bring the situation under better control through the budget in the next fiscal year beginning on July 1.

June 3, 2024
June 3, 2024

Inflation battle must be at the centre of budget

Fighting raging inflation and putting the economy back on track have not been taken seriously as evidenced from the government’s delayed response, which set the scene for one of the worst economic crises in its history and an unprecedented prolonged period of higher consumer prices, said an economist. 

June 3, 2024
June 3, 2024

Govt not using full strength to restore macroeconomic stability

The government is not moving at full throttle in bringing discipline to the banking sector, implementing reforms wholeheartedly, taking measures against syndication, and bringing money launderers under the rule of law, said a top economist.

May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024

FDI slips but stays above $3b

Foreign direct investments to Bangladesh snapped its rising trend in 2023, highlighting the nervousness outside investors face in pumping money into a country whose foreign exchange regime is experiencing one of its worst periods in recent times

January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024

Bangladesh lowers cash incentive for exporters to prepare for post-LDC era

The government has cut the export subsidy for almost all sectors to reduce the pressures on Bangladesh's coffers and bring down the rates gradually

January 12, 2024
January 12, 2024

No time to waste as new finance minister inherits wobbly economy

The economy is losing momentum. Inflation remains stubborn. Bangladesh is facing deterioration in external buffers, with official reserves falling to $20.18 billion as of January 10, less than half their historic peak in 2021. The currency shock is lingering.

January 8, 2024
January 8, 2024

With election over, economy to take centre stage in 2024

The economy now can take the centre stage with the elections finally done for

January 4, 2024
January 4, 2024

Financial account deficit swells as outflows intensify

Central bank data highlights continuing financial account deficit in the face of international currency outflow

December 31, 2023
December 31, 2023

Can Bangladesh put economy back on track in 2024?

The present government started its journey at a time when the global economic environment was conducive to growth and low inflation. Food prices had stabilised after the global food crisis of 2007-08. Interest rates were lowered globally in response to the global economic crisis of 2008.

December 25, 2023
December 25, 2023

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)

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