Bangladesh's economy

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Renewed threats for economy as global recession looms

At the beginning of 2022, Bangladesh’s economy seemed to be on course to grow at a faster clip buoyed by plummeting coronavirus infections, rebound in economic activities and the reopening of global economies.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Export earnings up 51% to $4.73 billion in April

Export earnings soared 51.18 per cent year-on-year to $4.73 billion in April because of higher shipment of garment items amid gradual recovery of the global supply chain from the severe fallouts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 28, 2022
April 28, 2022

Bangladesh, India, Pakistan could lose 10-18% GDP output due to climate change

Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s exposure to wildfires, floods, major storms and also water shortages mean South Asia has 10-18% of GDP at risk – roughly triple that of North America and 10 times more than the least-affected region, Europe.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

IMF cuts Bangladesh's GDP growth forecasts to 6.4%

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its economic growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year largely because of Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions.

April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016

Linking economies through transportation infrastructure

Economists estimate that over that three-decade timeframe, the [Padma] bridge will reach its full traffic capacity of 75,000 vehicles each day.

December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

‘Poor infrastructure, slow bureaucracy major challenges’

World Bank Senior Vice President and chief economist Dr Kaushik Basu says poor infrastructure and slow bureaucracy are two major challenges for Bangladesh’s economy, which is according to him, is standing at the ‘takeoff stage’.

August 4, 2015
August 4, 2015

Inflation goes up slightly

Inflation slightly rises in July by 0.38 percentage points due to the increase of non-food inflation during the outgoing Eid-ul-Fitr.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion.