Bangladesh economic challenges

Industries created more jobs amid slowdown. Economists find it puzzling

However, the findings raised questions among economists, who were puzzled by the growth at a time when the economy had been facing a slowdown due to high inflation, a downtrend in export growth, and falling imports.

Economy facing a 3-pronged challenge

Persistent high inflation, high debt burden and slow economic growth are the three challenges facing the economy, noted economist Debapriya Bhattacharya said yesterday.

Bangladesh economy faces three risks: CPD

Persistent inflation, a snowballing debt burden and slow economic growth are the three challenges to Bangladesh, according to Debapriya Bhattacharya, a distinguished fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Opinion / How do we protect the worst victims of inflation?

The reason for continued high consumer prices in the country despite prices dropping in the international market is a combination of policy and institutional failure.

Trade deal with Japan will boost Bangladesh's post-LDC success

For the first time, there will be an Economic Partnership Agreement with a country with a major economy.

Will the economy be out of the woods in 2024?

Bangladesh’s economy has been passing through a challenging time for the past two years amidst growing pressure on foreign exchange reserves, the sharp depreciation of the taka and an elevated level of inflation

Time to set realistic dollar exchange rates

Central bank should read the market, revise rules accordingly to ensure stability

Don't muck up youth skills training

Madaripur case shows how haphazardly these programmes are being run

Can we be optimistic about Bangladesh?

Of course. Despite challenges around, we have many reasons to be optimistic about Bangladesh.

June 24, 2023
June 24, 2023

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.

June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023

The budget does not inspire confidence

The recent downgrade by Moody's of the credit ratings of Bangladesh’s economy and some private banks is not the only indicator that confidence is declining.

June 4, 2023
June 4, 2023

Three perils unaddressed in the new budget

It is not clear how the money needed to implement this ambitious budget will be sourced.

May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023

To end inequality, stop pandering to plunderers

Addressing many of our economic problems is proving to be difficult not mainly for economic reasons, but because of political ones.

May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023

The nation expects brevity and sobriety in the budget

Understanding the nation’s expectations in designing the budget for FY2024 is essential

March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023

Tracing the origins of Bangladesh’s economic woes

Bangladesh’s economy is overwhelmingly dominated by informal sectors. The informalisation stems from deindustrialisation, which has set in prematurely in the country.

March 15, 2023
March 15, 2023

Why are we failing to curb inflation?

With Ramadan coming up, people’s woes will increase.

February 21, 2023
February 21, 2023

Can the new monetary policy solve our problems?

Behind the Bangladesh Bank's announcement of this year’s monetary policy was a certain pressure applied by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

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.

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

Is Bangladesh Bank finally ready to tackle the external deficit?

The reality is that using only the exchange rates without interest rate action will deepen the crisis.

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