Opinion

May 28, 2017
May 28, 2017

What to expect from the upcoming budget

The upcoming budget for 2017-18 will cover the last full financial year before the general elections.

May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

Spend more on the scholars

In the 2016 budget, the Bangladesh government made the highest ever allocation to the education and science sector.

April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017

Illiberal stagnation

Today, a quarter-century after the Cold War's end, the West and Russia are again at odds. This time, though, at least on one side, the

January 9, 2017
January 9, 2017

Monetary policy brandishing double-edged swords

Detractors can fret about instability and balance of payment difficulties, but make no mistake, such risks will remain contained if capital controls are relaxed gradually (following a medium-term...

January 5, 2017
January 5, 2017

Flaws of demonetisation: Lessons from India's experience

The saying goes “a wise man learns by the mistakes of others”. Many countries may go for demonetisation in near future looking at the success of India in curbing fake notes circulation and...

December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016

Open new banks or go for merger?

At present, the banking sector is suffering from an acute shortage of skilled professionals. Except for a few foreign and local banks, the quality of staff drops drastically. Depth and breadth of...

December 17, 2016
December 17, 2016

Will remittances remain low for long?

If studies by Columbia University's Jagdish Bhagwatiand and IMF's Pierre-Richard Agenorare are to be believed, restrictions on foreign trade and capital flows gave birth to generations of...

September 17, 2016
September 17, 2016

A better economic plan for Japan

It's been a quarter-century since Japan's asset bubble burst – and a quarter-century of malaise as one “lost decade” has followed another.

August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016

Reform or divorce in Europe

In response to asymmetric shocks and divergences in productivity, there would have to be adjustments in the real (inflation-adjusted) exchange rate, meaning that prices in the eurozone periphery...

August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Airing the IMF's dirty laundry

Following the International Monetary Fund's controversial actions in the Asian financial crisis of 1998, when it conditioned liquidity assistance to...