• Govt asked to act now to boost private investment

    Experts yesterday called on the government to take steps to dispel the uncertainty among investors, fix infrastructure bottlenecks and

  • Why do some countries trade more than others?

    Heoretically, trade liberalisation results in productivity gains through increased competition, efficiency, innovation and acquisition of new technology.

  • Budget to get 30pc bigger

    The size of the upcoming budget may go up by 30 percent from the current fiscal year's revised outlay as the government seeks to fast-track the giant projects and complete one or two in its current tenure. The planned Tk 340,600 crore budget for fiscal 2016-17 would be 17.4 percent of the gross domestic product. In terms of share in the GDP, the planned budget is almost the same as the budget of fiscal 2015-16.

  • WB doubts 7.05% growth prediction

    World Bank expresses doubt about the 7.05 percent provisional estimate for Bangladesh’s GDP growth for 2015-16 fiscal year. The question is whether the official estimate is consistent with other growth-related indicators, says Zahid Hussain, the lender's lead economist.

  • ESCAP projects 6.8% growth for 2016

    In contrary to the government’s growth expectation of beyond 7 percent for 2016, a United Nations body has said it would not exceed 6.8 percent.

  • GDP or Happiness?

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  • Projected growth to hit 7 percent

    According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics' (BBS) provisional data, the economy is projected to grow at a rate exceeding 7 percent in the current fiscal.

  • Per capita income rises to $1466

    The per capita income in Bangladesh will increase by 11.39 percent to $1,466 this fiscal year, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of

  • 7pc growth first time in 9 years

    Bangladesh's gross domestic product (GDP) growth would exceed the 7 percent mark in the current fiscal year, according to provisional

  • Growth over 7%, per capita income $1,466 by this year

    Bangladesh will break away from the six percent growth “trap” by achieving 7.05 percent growth in this fiscal year, according to a top government body. Per capita income will rise by $150 and stand at $1,466, ministers discuss.

  • ADB forecasts 6.7% growth for 2015-16

    Banlgadesh’s growth for this fiscal will improve marginaly and stand at 6.7 percent driven by apparel export and domestic consumption, Asian Development Bank forecasts.

  • PM seeks engineers’ help in attaining 7% GDP growth

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks all-out cooperation from engineers in attaining seven percent GDP growth this fiscal year saying that the key to development is in the hands of engineers.

  • IMF downgrades global forecast

    The International Monetary Fund downgrades its forecast for global economic growth, expecting economic activity to increase 3.4% this year followed by 3.6% in 2017.

  • China growth slowest in 25 years

    China's economy grows by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in a quarter of a century.

  • Why is Bangladesh different?

    If we can further liberalise our trade by reducing tariffs and non-tariff barriers and by removing age-old regulations, our growth will exceed even 7 percent.

  • Japan relapses into recession in July-Sept

    Japan's economy slid back into recession in July-September as uncertainty over the overseas outlook hurt business investment.

  • France's fragile economy under siege after Paris attacks

    France's fragile economic recovery is under threat after the Paris attacks, economists say, with tourism and consumer spending likely to come under siege.

  • WB estimates 6.5% GDP growth in FY 2015-16

    The World Bank projects the gross domestic product (GDP) growth in FY16 at 6.5 percent.

  • 21,316 deaths in Bangladesh road crashes in 2012: WHO

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that total 21,316 people died across Bangladesh in just a year – 2012 – while pedestrians account to 32 percent of the total casualty.

  • Mahmood for shared responsibility to protect disaster-hit people

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali demands shared responsibility of all states to protect the climate and disaster-induced displaced people and mitigate their misery.

  • Women workforce growing fast

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has hailed Bangladesh's efforts to integrate more women in the workforce and singled it out as an

  • WB lauds Bangladesh’s women empowerment

    World Bank chief hails empowerment of women in Bangladesh, recognising the country as a model in women’s progress in the world. Women participation in the country's workforce has the potential of adding 1.8% to GDP over the next decade, he says.

  • ADB forecasts 6.7pc GDP growth

    Bangladesh economy is expected to perform strongly this year, according to the latest figures from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  • India's economic growth slows to 7%

    India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7% between April and June, official figures have shown.

  • China cuts rates to boost economy

    China has cut its main interest rate to boost growth in its economy.

  • Is this monetary policy growth supportive?

    Bangladesh Bank recently announced its monetary policy for the fiscal year 2016. As always, the announcement has sparked a number of criticisms.

  • Bangladesh needs a new investment regime

    Looking at the trend in the investment-GDP ratio since 1979-80, we can suggest four different investment regimes in Bangladesh.

  • 7% growth impossible without pvt investments: Raushan

    Leader of the Opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad says it is not possible to achieve the target of the economic growth at 7 percent without increasing private sector investments in the country.

  • From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

    Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion.

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    Hurdles to investment

    One of the key determinants behind this growth rate has been the accumulation of capital (i.e., investment). The regulatory environment for business in a country can have a direct impact on this...

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