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Opinion / Time for exporters to shed the cocoon of cash incentives

In light of the upcoming LDC graduation, exporters need to proactively prepare for changes.

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The biggest risks facing our world in 2024

The findings of the WEF’s latest Global Risks Report are quite relevant to Bangladesh

What to expect from Bangladesh economy in 2024

The year 2023 was indeed one of the most difficult ones in the recent history of Bangladesh in terms of economic performance.

What's stopping RMG workers from getting higher wages?

Unless a holistic approach is taken, the sector will continue to fall short of international standards.

Opinion / Should the BRICS exclusion disappoint Bangladesh?

Bangladesh’s interest in BRICS arises from various factors.

The new tariff policy may help increase competitiveness

It may be considered a step towards Bangladesh’s attempt to diversify exports, attract foreign investment, sign free trade agreements, and ultimately enhance economic progress.

Stability without democracy can't sustain growth

Ironically, under the shadow of stability, the quality of economics and politics has been compromised

Bank Company (Amendment) Act, 2023 / Will it do more harm than good?

It seems there exists a nexus among the policymakers, bank directors, and defaulters which facilitates the process of swindling depositors’ money.

For a better fiscal space, we need efficient tax system

Improving our revenue generation will require several measures, both technical and non-technical.

How do we cope with high energy prices?

Consumers in Bangladesh are at the mercy of policymakers

Overcoming looming economic challenges in 2023

The core problems of our economy are rooted in the very nature of the country’s governance, which has long been neglected. 

The never-ending crisis in our banking sector

Bangladesh Bank, which is supposed to oversee the governance of the country’s financial institutions, has rather supported these irregular activities through its policies and actions.

Loan defaulters are putting the banking sector at risk

Despite economic progress over time, Bangladesh’s financial sector continues to be dominated by banks that stand on shaky ground.

From rhetoric to realisation of climate actions at COP27

Despite demands from climate-change-affected countries, the issue of loss and damage has been contentious at the global forum.

Can an IMF loan rescue Bangladesh's economy?

Our current economic situation is one in which countries usually look to the IMF for balance of payment support.

How are LDCs faring with agricultural trade and food security?

LDCs are predominantly agricultural economies, but are also highly dependent on food imports.

Is Bangladesh ready to face a global food crisis?

We now face the real risk of massive hunger and famine.

Two major economic woes Bangladesh needs to address right now

High inflation and low export and remittance earnings are a major cause for concern at the moment.

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