• 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.

  • economic growth

    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...

  • Bangladesh performs well in inclusive growth

    AS per a report published by ESCAP titled 'Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015', Bangladesh is ahead of both India and Pakistan in terms of inclusive growth.

  • ADB cuts GDP growth to 6.1pc

    Asian Development Bank revises down its growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.1 percent for 2015 fiscal from its earlier projection of 6.4 percent.

  • Redefining goals of the upcoming budget

    THIS is the time of the year that draws the attention of most people on economic and financial matters. The Finance Ministry and the National

  • A journey through light and shadow

    BANGLADESH'S War of Independence in 1971 was the culmination of a prolonged movement for emancipation from economic, political and cultural subjugation by West Pakistan.

  • The Hurt of the Average

    WE are objective and neutral in our assessment when it comes to sourcing”, announced a brand's moderator in a conference held for the benefit of twenty global manufacturers in Hong Kong forty-eight hours ago. Sitting right by the Harbour with a splendid view of the waves crashing against the rocks, the meeting soothed most of us while we listened to the stories from the other readymade garment suppliers from the other parts of the world, namely Pakistan, India, China and Myanmar.

  • Bangladesh ahead of India in social indicators: Amartya

    Bangladesh has performed better than India in terms of economic and social development of women despite the latter’s faster economic growth, views Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen.

  • GDP growth rate

    Growth rates and instability

    AN interesting trend can be observed when one takes a look at the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rates of the country during the past few years. If GDP growth rates are plotted according to year, it has a resemblance to a wave, containing a peak and a trough. The dips in the economic growth rates can be seen during election years where rates start to decline in the years preceding the election years.

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