Fahmida Khatun

MACRO MIRROR

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

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

How effective will the Bangladesh Bank's new monetary policy be?

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has revealed its Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for the period of July-December 2022 at a time when the country, and the world, is going through tough economic challenges.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

How can the WTO help its ‘weaker’ members?

The 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally took place during June 12-16, 2022 after being cancelled twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The MC12 was held at a time of unprecedented global economic downturn.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Does budget 2022-23 address inflation properly?

An analysis of the national budget 2022-23 for Bangladesh, amidst Covid recovery and the Ukraine-Russia war.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Budget 2022-23: Inflationary concerns not addressed adequately

If one looks at the inflationary measures that are proposed in the FY2022-23 budget, there are ample reasons to be frustrated.

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

Issues that should be in focus in budget 2022-23

The finance minister of Bangladesh is scheduled to place the national budget for 2022-23 fiscal year at parliament on June 9.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

8 things the government can do to stabilise the dollar rate

Exchange rate management is an important task for the central bank. In Bangladesh, though the central bank follows a floating exchange rate, it manages the foreign exchange market through intervention.

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

Price hike of essentials: What can the government do?

Bangladesh has been feeling this inflationary pressure since June 2020.

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

Holistic approach needed to rein in rising prices

The prices of essentials continue to rise at a fast pace. Bangladesh has been feeling this inflationary pressure since June 2020, which recently became unbearable for the poor and fixed income groups in the country.

April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022

Invest in education to reduce inequality

Quality education is urgently needed in Bangladesh as the country is progressing at a fast pace.

April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

What message does South Asia get from Sri Lanka?

Right now, Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.