Bangladesh inflation

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Feeble monetary policy against challenges

Bangladesh Bank yesterday unveiled a wishy-washy monetary policy for the next six months that will prove to be ineffective in tackling the headwinds passing through the economy.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Dollar crisis will ease by January: Salman F Rahman

The ongoing dollar crisis in the country will ease by January next year, said Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Small businesses suffer as sales drop for high inflation

Cottage, micro, small-and-medium enterprises (CMSMEs) in Bangladesh are suffering from significantly lower sales at a time when inflationary pressure has pushed up production costs, according to entrepreneurs.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Firms’ falling profits testify to slowing business, economy

Businesses in Bangladesh went through a tough time in recent months due to a dearer US dollar that pushed up their costs of raw materials and a rocketing fuel bill that contributed to the surge in operating expenses. 

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

Inflation, war eating away food gains

Bangladesh made gains in food production and ensured the availability of rice in recent years. But surging inflation, erratic weather, and the Russia-Ukraine war affected the availability of cereals and reduced low-income people’s access to food this year.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Surging inflation: Savers in a tight spot

Savers are now facing losses on their deposits with banks due to surging inflation, with many solely dependent on interest earnings finding themselves in a tight corner.

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

Inflation rings alarm bells

People in rural areas were hit harder by food and non-food inflation than those in urban areas over the last two months, with the overall inflation surging to a 10-year high of 9.52 percent in August.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

How will the common people survive?

Mismanagement, system loss and a weak supply chain of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) have become a perennial problem.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Budget 2022-23: Inflationary concerns not addressed adequately

If one looks at the inflationary measures that are proposed in the FY2022-23 budget, there are ample reasons to be frustrated.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Govt to miss inflation targets in FY22, next year

The government has set an inflation target of 5.5 per cent for the next fiscal year although the prices of basic commodities are sitting at elevated levels for higher commodities prices globally amid lingering supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine war.