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  • Dr Fahmida Khatun

    Fahmida Khatun

    The writer is the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue.

  • Bangladesh economy in 2017 and the way forward

    For Bangladesh 2017 has been a mixed year of achievements and challenges. Though some macro indicators reflect the positive trends, the overall strength of the economy is weakening due to a number of developments toward the second half of the year.
  • When politics overpowers economic rationale

    It has been a highly debated issue and the business community was unhappy from the beginning. They felt that it would be a pressure on them and reduce their profitability. Consumers were confused and apprehensive. They felt that any additional tax would be passed on to them as always and raise their cost of living.
  • Middle class: Loser on all counts

    Bangladesh's national budget for FY2018 comes at a challenging time. Despite being powered by high growth and cushioned by low international prices, the Bangladesh economy has been facing a number of disquieting features.
  • Growing malignancy in the banking sector

    The banking sector has been passing through a turbulent period for some time. Given that a sound financial sector is key to sustained
  • The missing money

    Illicit cross-border financial flow is not uncommon. It happens in all countries. With globalisation it has become more complex.
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