Nazneen Ahmed

Managing exchange rate regime: any cause for panic?

Exchange rate management has become a frontline issue in Bangladesh in recent times. The sharp rise in the price of the dollar and the significant decline in the foreign exchange reserves within a short span of time have sent shock waves across the economy.

2y ago

Time to raise awareness about benefits of Bondhu Chula

In a recent report, The Daily Star presented the success story of several small-scale entrepreneurs producing and marketing improved cook stoves (ICS), commonly known as Bondhu Chula (Friend Stove).

2y ago

What the finance minister should watch out for

The government has taken a firm decision to enforce the ceiling on lending interest rate from April 1, 2020. The 9 percent maximum lending rate will apply across the board to all types of lending except those provided through credit cards.

4y ago

NPL: Sources of malaise and possible remedies

Excessive volume of non-performing loan (NPL) in the banking sector is a major weakness of the Bangladesh economy.

4y ago

Hue and cry for onion: some insights

Onion price hike has been one of the most discussed issues for the last couple of months. As onion is an essential daily food ingredient, the issue of price hike has extended hue and cry among all types of households, rich or poor.

4y ago

Aid management in Rohingya camps

UN agencies leading the Rohingya crisis response appealed for USD 951 million for humanitarian assistance covering the period from March to December 2018.

5y ago

Questioning the role of parents

As with global warming, Bangladesh has not contributed to the rise of global terrorism anymore than it has contributed to formulating or debating over the definition of “terrorism” itself. Nonetheless, the country is saddled with the spill-over consequences of this crisis, one being the rise of “posh” militants as apparent from the backgrounds of the Gulshan attackers who broke our traditional belief that the root of terrorism lies in poverty, poor education, and madrasas.

5y ago

The Mother, A Tribute to a Homemaker

The bedtime of weekends turns out to be the most intimate moment of exchange between us, mother and daughter. That is the time when my mother opens her heart to me and reveals her darkest fears, her deepest pains and disappointments from the past.

6y ago
May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Managing exchange rate regime: any cause for panic?

Exchange rate management has become a frontline issue in Bangladesh in recent times. The sharp rise in the price of the dollar and the significant decline in the foreign exchange reserves within a short span of time have sent shock waves across the economy.

February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022

Time to raise awareness about benefits of Bondhu Chula

In a recent report, The Daily Star presented the success story of several small-scale entrepreneurs producing and marketing improved cook stoves (ICS), commonly known as Bondhu Chula (Friend Stove).

January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020

What the finance minister should watch out for

The government has taken a firm decision to enforce the ceiling on lending interest rate from April 1, 2020. The 9 percent maximum lending rate will apply across the board to all types of lending except those provided through credit cards.

December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019

NPL: Sources of malaise and possible remedies

Excessive volume of non-performing loan (NPL) in the banking sector is a major weakness of the Bangladesh economy.

December 8, 2019
December 8, 2019

Hue and cry for onion: some insights

Onion price hike has been one of the most discussed issues for the last couple of months. As onion is an essential daily food ingredient, the issue of price hike has extended hue and cry among all types of households, rich or poor.

September 1, 2018
September 1, 2018

Aid management in Rohingya camps

UN agencies leading the Rohingya crisis response appealed for USD 951 million for humanitarian assistance covering the period from March to December 2018.

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Questioning the role of parents

As with global warming, Bangladesh has not contributed to the rise of global terrorism anymore than it has contributed to formulating or debating over the definition of “terrorism” itself. Nonetheless, the country is saddled with the spill-over consequences of this crisis, one being the rise of “posh” militants as apparent from the backgrounds of the Gulshan attackers who broke our traditional belief that the root of terrorism lies in poverty, poor education, and madrasas.

April 13, 2018
April 13, 2018

The Mother, A Tribute to a Homemaker

The bedtime of weekends turns out to be the most intimate moment of exchange between us, mother and daughter. That is the time when my mother opens her heart to me and reveals her darkest fears, her deepest pains and disappointments from the past.

March 4, 2018
March 4, 2018

Why the ultimate solution lies within Myanmar

Although steps are being taken to initiate the return of Rohingya refugees, the likelihood of this happening remains low.

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

The foreign aid conundrum

In the wake of the Paris Conference of Parties (COP) 21, as countries are designing their post-climate action plans, needless to say, aid for developing countries for climate change adaptation and mitigation needs remains on the negotiating table.

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