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Govt not using full strength to restore macroeconomic stability

The government is not moving at full throttle in bringing discipline to the banking sector, implementing reforms wholeheartedly, taking measures against syndication, and bringing money launderers under the rule of law, said a top economist.

Essentials now luxuries as the poor reel from price shock: CPD

People in Bangladesh have been forced to spend more on food compared to consumers in other countries, and the prices of essentials have surged to such an extent that they have become luxury items for many, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said yesterday.

High prices make essentials luxury items: CPD

Prices of various essential items have gone up to the extent that they seem luxury goods for many people, particularly poor and vulnerable people, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today.

Banks are vehicles for financial oligarchy: CPD

The financial oligarchy under crony capitalism in the country is using banks as vehicles to fulfil their goals, said Fahmida Khatun, executive director of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Online tax returns can bring $32b extra revenues annually: CPD

Bangladesh can raise an additional $32.6 billion in revenues annually within the next four years if the electronic filing of tax returns can be ensured, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday.

Entrepreneurs spend 6 times more than official fees to obtain licences

At least 20 licences are required to establish a garment factory in Bangladesh, which eats away at time and money, said Khondaker Golam Moazzem, research director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

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)

Tannery workers' minimum wage should be Tk 22,776: CPD 

Minimum wage of workers in the tannery industry should be Tk 22,776 considering the current market conditions and high inflation, according to a study by CPD

Govt borrows to repay loans amid low revenue collection: CPD

Bangladesh's debt and repayment obligations are escalating, forcing the government to continually resort to borrowing to repay loans amid insufficient revenue collections, according to the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023

Govt ineptitude fuelling inflation

It is unacceptable that the government has failed to deliver to Bangladeshi consumers the benefits of a fall in the prices of food items on the international market

March 27, 2023
March 27, 2023

Commodity prices soaring for domestic market distortion: CPD

Prices of essentials are rising sharply and going beyond the people’s reach due partly to domestic reasons, including market distortion by a small number of dominant firms and lax regulations, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today.

March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023

How can Bangladesh avoid a middle-income trap?

Regulators must be willing to adopt a vision for Bangladesh that is more technology and productivity based.

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

Bangladesh approached IMF at the right time

Bangladesh has averted a potential major crisis by reaching out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a timely manner, said Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank.

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

Business climate worsened in 2022 due to corruption: CPD survey

The country's business environment deteriorated in the calendar year 2022 compared to the previous year mainly due to corruption, according to a survey by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

Non-performing loans triple in 10 years: CPD report

The total volume of non-performing loans (NPLs) has increased by more than three times in the last 10 years since 2012, according to a report of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) revealed today.

December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022

Global development cooperation must find new narratives: Debapriya

Global development cooperation must find new narratives in order to become more effective, said Debapriya Bhattacharya, a distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). 

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Low-income people hit hard by rising cost of living: CPD

With the economy facing headwinds, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today said poor and low-income group have faced increasing hardship as the cost of living has continued to climb unabatedly.

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Navigating in an inhospitable global and regional environment

The global economy is experiencing a multitude of transitions in terms of economic and geopolitical rebalancing, ongoing technological change and emerging social and political risks. These transitions are expected to have far-reaching impacts on Bangladesh's economy, which is becoming increasingly integrated with the global and regional economies.

January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018

Grim year for economy

The economy has come under pressure due to the banking sector crisis, inflation and soaring imports amid inadequate export earnings and insufficient remittance inflows, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said yesterday.

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