Opinion

December 24, 2017
December 24, 2017

A tumultuous year for the economy

History repeats itself, though not fully, but history is the best educator. As we approach 2018, we can take lessons from the economic successes and failures of 2017.

December 17, 2017
December 17, 2017

No honking, please

It is my great pleasure to be back in Dhaka for professional purposes after having lived overseas for two decades.

December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017

Why Patal Rail is a must for Dhaka

The government is again contemplating building the nation's largest airport somewhere in the southwest part of the country.

December 5, 2017
December 5, 2017

Do we really need a central bank?

Pet doors are small portals at the bottom of doors to let pets move in and out of the house. Sir Isaac Newton once made one big hole for a cat and one small hole for its kittens in the same door.

November 26, 2017
November 26, 2017

How India became a growth generator

Addressing Rabindranath Tagore, the American philosopher Will Durant once pronounced, “You alone are sufficient reason why India should be free.

November 19, 2017
November 19, 2017

Record economic growth and the tasks ahead

The 7.28 percent economic growth achieved in the last fiscal year, which the government has reported recently, is the second highest growth rate in Bangladesh's history.

November 12, 2017
November 12, 2017

Organising the calendar and advancing the clock

Economist William Nordhaus found a political business cycle for the United States. He showed how the behaviour of the US economic cycle depends on which party, Democrat or Republican, comes to power. Whether our economic cycle significantly varies based on any political party remains a subject of study.

November 5, 2017
November 5, 2017

How can Bangladesh move forward faster?

Banglade-sh placed 177th out of 190 countries in the world in the latest Doing Business Index, taking a step back from last year's position.

October 29, 2017
October 29, 2017

Posters and publicity syndrome

While visiting Princeton University in New Jersey recently, the idea of visiting Albert Einstein's residence tickled my mind.

October 22, 2017
October 22, 2017

Ten Years of The Great Recession: The American economy is back on its feet

The US economy has turned back. The last quarter posted three percent growth—much higher than their long-term two percent growth. US GDP has crossed the USD 19 trillion mark for a population size of 326 million, making per capita income USD 59,000 annually.