Can BRICS de-dollarise the global financial system?

The Chinese yuan has become the most traded currency in Russia.

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Why did the World Bank and IMF come under fire from Guterres?

The UN Secretary-General appears frustrated for three reasons

Why the FY23-24 budget will not curb the rate of inflation

Unfortunately, the budget will do nothing to ease the hardship and the budgetary crunch felt by the common man.

In Memoriam of Robert Lucas Jr / A pioneer of modern economics who popularised ‘rational expectations’

A titan in the field of economics, Robert Emerson Lucas Jr (known to his devotees as “Bob”) passed away on May 15 in Chicago.

The looming US default and some lessons

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen announced on May 1 that unless the US Congress raises the ceiling, the US government could run out of cash as early as June 1.

The Fed faces an uphill task

The trade-off between a rate hike and a lower GDP growth rate is increasingly becoming fragile.

AI will replenish, complement and enhance human intelligence

Students in higher education in the USA have been using software tools enhanced by AI for years.

The enormous potential of AI cannot be dismissed

The advance of AI will be facilitated if governments and/or international organisations can create guidelines to address privacy, security, and equal access issues.

How the poor dodge the pangs of hunger

The landless casual workers in rural areas and the urban poor face a bleak prospect.

Banning hundi won’t solve Bangladesh’s forex problem

Eminent economists have blamed the hundi market for the sorry state of Bangladesh’s forex reserves and the downward pressure on our exchange rate.

Our world is becoming economically fragmented

Even though globalisation may have peaked, it is far from being wholly reversed, and Western countries need to stop weaponising trade and economic policy.

What is holding Bangladesh's GDP growth rate down?

Pursuing GDP growth at the expense of people’s well-being will bring it down.

With the right policies, we can be cautiously optimistic about 2023

Emerging markets and developing economies are expected to grow at the rate of 3.4 percent, maintaining the steady growth from 2022's expansion.

Has Bangladesh become 'a dual society'?

There is an abundance of wealth in pockets and for a segment of the upper crust of civil society commingling with the underlying sub-strata consisting of the populace who fight hunger and poor health.

From COP27 to COP28: The tricky road ahead

Attribution Science can play a leading role in figuring out which countries the money should flow to

In a time of crisis, global leaders have failed us

Countries in Southeast Asia had until recently taken for granted a stable relationship between China and the US to preserve their own prosperity.

Bad economic policies and Biden’s loss

One of the few axioms of US politics is the loss of seats by the president's party in midterm House elections

Economics Nobel for Central Bankers?

Winners of the Nobel Prize in economics this year were rewarded for their work in the 1980s that 'significantly improved' the world's understanding of banks.