Mo Chaudhury | The Daily Star
  • Mo Chaudhury

    The writer is Professor of Practice, Finance Dept. at McGill University, Canada. Email:,

  • The counterproductive bank deposit tax

    The 2017-18 budget of the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) increases taxes on bank deposits by 60 percent, much to the dismay of savers and many economists.
  • Undermining the welfare of children

    The newly legislated Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 (CMRA) of Bangladesh legally permits child marriage (between male below 21 and female below 18) under a “special circumstances” provision (SCP) when it is deemed in the best interests of the marrying children
  • Maximum accountability should be the norm

    A Canadian court verdict related to the Padma Bridge (PB) consultancy contact has set off widespread proclamation of vindication of the concerned Government of Bangladesh (GOB) superiors, allegations by the Bangladesh ruling regime of a conspiracy by the World Bank (WB) and Dr. Muhammad Yunus, and even demands for lawsuits against the WB for defamation.
  • What should we do with a sovereign wealth fund?

    The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) has just approved setting up a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) to channel government funds into projects considered vital for the country.
  • The politics of terrorism

    The time now couldn't be any darker for Muslims, undeniably due to the stigma of worldwide killings of innocent civilians by some Muslims. This commentary attempts to understand this ominous phenomenon in a contextual and clinical manner to motivate unconventional remedial steps.