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A star model of monetary policy: how it works in developing economies

A star model of monetary policy: how it works in developing economies

Monetary policy in developing economies mainly includes five major macro variables: output growth, inflation, interest rate, exchange rate, and money supply. The success of monetary policy hinges on a skillful interaction of these variables by the central bank. A pictorial presentation of a star usually features five corners where five major variables related...

Cut lending rates to boost investment: MCCI

The Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry yesterday hailed the central bank for aiming to keep inflation in check and move to a higher growth path amid the prevailing political unrest.  The rate of inflation, according to the new Monetary Policy Statement of Bangladesh Bank, will be brought down to 6.5 percent by June 2015. At the same time, the economy is expected to grow at 6.5-6.8 percent this fiscal year. To prop up investment, the MPS has kept the private...

Inflation dipped in January despite violence

Inflation dipped in January despite violence

Inflation said to have dipped lower last month despite political unrest because of a lower inflation rate of the nonfood items and falling prices of oil in global market. For January the inflation was 6.04 percent, what was 6.11 percent in December last year, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said while disclosing inflation data...

New monetary policy for 15.5pc private credit growth

New monetary policy for 15.5pc private credit growth

Bangladesh Bank has announced the monetary policy for the first half of 2015 with the “cautiously restrained” monetary policy stance of the latter half of 2014. Private sector credit will have space for 15.5 percent growth, a substancially higher level than that of the 12.7 percent November 2014 level, BB governor Atiur Rahman said...

Monetary policy is working

Monetary policy is working

The government deserves a solid round of applause for successfully implementing a sound monetary policy for three years in a row. Following a period of wayward monetary policy management from 2009-2011 that fuelled inflation, pushed unsustainable spikes in land and stock prices and exerted pressure on the exchange rate, the Bangladesh Bank took...

Inflation hits two-year low

Inflation hits two-year low

Inflation continued its fall in November, coming down to 6.21 percent -- the lowest in 24 months. The inflation rate, which has been showing a downward trend for the last several months, was 6.60 percent in October. In October 2012, inflation was 5.16 percent, which rose to 6.55 percent in November the same year. Food inflation...

Inflation the lowest since Dec 2012

Inflation the lowest since Dec 2012

Inflation continued its descent in October, coming down to 6.6 percent, the lowest in 23 months, much to the cheer of central bankers. Food inflation was the biggest driver behind the drop last month, sliding to 7.16 percent from 7.63 percent in September. Non-food inflation, however, edged up to 5.74 percent last month from 5.63...

Inflation slips to 20-month low

Inflation slips to 20-month low

Inflation came down to a 20-month low of 6.84 percent in September, giving hope to the government of meeting this fiscal year's target. Good rice production and low interest and exchange rates account for the slide. Inflation was 6.91 percent in August. “It is a change in the right direction,” said Zahid Hussain, a lead...

Inflation falls on low food prices

Inflation falls on low food prices

Inflation dropped 0.13 percentage points to 6.91 percent in August on the back of falling food prices. The inflation rate was 7.04 percent in July. Inflation rate on the food items came down to 7.67 percent in August, which was 7.94 percent in the previous month. Non-food inflation saw a rise of 0.05 percentage points to...

Inflation rises to 7.04pc

Inflation rises to 7.04pc

Inflation rose by 0.07 percentage point to 7.04 percent in July on the back of an increase in non-food price. The inflation rate was 6.97 percent in June. Inflation rate on the food items came down to 7.94 percent in July, which was 8.00 percent in June. Non-food inflation saw a rise of 0.26 percentage points...

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