Opinion

August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016

RCBC ‘preserves ties with US banks’ despite heist role

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) officials say they have preserved ties with major US banks despite the use of one of its branches in Manila by cyber criminals to funnel $81 million stolen from...

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

New monetary policy aims inflation control

Bangladesh Bank today announced its new monetary policy with an aim at stabilising inflation at a moderate level keeping pace with the government's budgetary target of higher growth.

June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016

Why do some countries trade more than others?

Heoretically, trade liberalisation results in productivity gains through increased competition, efficiency, innovation and acquisition of new technology.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

New Education Budget: To fit the purpose

The Tk. 49,000 crore or US$ 6.3 billion allocated for education, when divided by the estimated 40 million students in the country, amounts to Tk. 12,000 per student public spending for a year or...

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Of Obesity or Good Health?

The Finance Minister has proposed a mega Tk.3.4 trillion budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2016-17. It is about 29 percent higher than the revised budget of the outgoing fiscal year.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

“We can't realise this budget without fundamental reforms”

It's a very good budget but it's not clear how they are going to achieve this. I think the idea is here, the intentions are great, but given the fact that every year we over-project and...

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

How will the government arrange the money?

I must say that the budget is too ambitious in terms of size. It's 15.5 percent larger than the current FY's initial budget and 29 percent higher than the revised one.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

How zakat can eliminate poverty

According to a research done by Dr. Kabir Hassan, Prof. University of New Orleans, it has been calculated that each year BDT 25,000 crore of zakat can be obtained from Bangladesh and if distributed...

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

The Moral Compass

The fact that the country's actual default loan amount - including that of written-off loans - in the country's banking sector has exceeded Taka 1 trillion mark for the first time,...

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

The Immediate Tasks at Hand

More than three months have passed since the Bangladesh Bank (BB) heist, and in the interim much water has flown down the Padma, Meghna,