Biru Paksha Paul | The Daily Star
  • Biru Paksha Paul

    The writer is visiting fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and guest faculty at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University.

  • The corona-clenched economy: Changes and policies

    Alan Greenspan, who led the US Federal Reserve for two decades, was summoned in congress and testified that the financial crisis of 2008-2009 was an economic tsunami which could happen once in a century.
  • Time to reform the finance ministry for robust growth

    It is hard to achieve a growth of around 8 percent, and it will be even harder to maintain this trend unless we reform our ministry of finance (MOF) to steer the economy in the right direction. An MOF is usually the chief conductor of the orchestra of a country’s
  • Budget FY2019-20: New directions, old roads

    This is the first time we noticed a prominent leader of the opposition using an appropriate word, “ambitious”, to describe the budget, instead of branding it as “anti-people.” This is a good sign because the first budget for a new finance minister should be forward-looking.
  • Saving our ailing banking sector

    Saving our ailing banking sector

    Bangladesh's banking sector faces a number of major challenges including rising nonperforming loans, credit concentrations, poor
  • The vicious impact of bureaucracy in business

    When we were students, we hated red tapism—we spoke and wrote against it and vowed to change it in the future. But after being recruited into government service, we forgot our old promise, or dared not to talk about it.