Opinion

March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

Can informal digital commerce bring women's financial inclusion?

When talking about financial inclusion, we often focus on closing the gender gap in financial account ownership as a means of empowering women.

January 29, 2019
January 29, 2019

Breaking new ground: Why Bangladesh should adopt digital financial services

With the evolving time, banks have made some progress with regard to their technology and are trying to provide faster and better services to customers. However, these services are comparatively...

December 28, 2018
December 28, 2018

No winds of change

Riding on the long bull-run of 2017, investors in Bangladesh's stock exchange may have thought that perhaps the year 2018 will not be too bad either. After all if past record is any guide,...

June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

Muhith keeps mum on banking sector

Nothing budges Finance Minister AMA Muhith after yesterday’s spree of attacks as he kept from commenting over the banking sector at parliament today.

March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018

Why the business-as-usual approach cannot sustain graduation momentum

As we know by now, Bangladesh has attained all three criteria for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) group.

January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018

Sanchayapatra and cost of borrowing

There is a lot of controversy these days surrounding the interest rates offered by Sanchayapatra of the Department of National Savings, which the government uses to finance its budget deficit.

December 29, 2017
December 29, 2017

Buoyant but not resilient

With the year 2017 drawing to a close, we are left with both positive and not-so-positive observations from the country's stock market. We all know that after the crash in 2010, the market has...

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

WTO Ministerial Conference - Rejuvenating free trade

The Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization will be held on December 10-13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The meeting of this highest decision-making body of the WTO,...

November 22, 2017
November 22, 2017

JS committee forms body to probe Agrani Bank ‘loan scam'

A parliamentary body is formed a three-member sub-committee to give recommendations on a Bangladesh Bank report that got huge irregularities in giving loans from the state-run Agrani Bank.

August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017

To cut or not to cut?

To cut or not to cut yield on national savings schemes (NSS)—that's one headache our finance minister is unable to get rid of. Will reducing rates on national savings schemes (NSS) have a...