economic growth

Consumption-led growth could slow economic expansion

Bangladesh may witness slower economic growth in the coming future if it retains the consumption-led growth, which will also exacerbate the widening inequality, said a development economist yesterday.

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Govt wrests control of energy pricing

Electricity and gas prices can now be adjusted without a public hearing after the cabinet yesterday amended a law, paving the way for introducing dynamic energy pricing in Bangladesh.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Consumption-led growth could slow economic expansion

Bangladesh may witness slower economic growth in the coming future if it retains the consumption-led growth, which will also exacerbate the widening inequality, said a development economist yesterday.

November 5, 2022
November 5, 2022

How should we address our core labour market challenges?

We need a strategy to deal with youth unemployment and improve women's inclusion into the economy

October 26, 2022
October 26, 2022

Rising inflation: What can be done?

The sharp rise in the rate of inflation witnessed in recent months is worrisome for at least two reasons: it is bad for investment decisions and economic growth, as well as for low-income people, especially those with fixed incomes.

October 22, 2022
October 22, 2022

Are economic growth and biodiversity compatible?

There is no time left to debate whether saving our planet is too expensive, or to keep promoting socioeconomic models that are clearly not working.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Further delaying climate policies will hurt economic growth

The world must cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least a quarter before the end of this decade to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Progress needed toward such a major shift will inevitably impose short-term economic costs, though these are dwarfed by the innumerable long-term benefits of slowing climate change.

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Post-Covid challenges for our labour market

Specific policy incentives are needed to stimulate the economy and revive the labour market.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

Economic growth, peace figure high

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed to work hand in glove to sustain economic growth and maintain peace, security and stability in the two countries and also in the region.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

How to better connect Padma Bridge with south, southwestern Bangladesh

Improving road and railway connectivity is crucial for reaping the benefits of Padma Bridge.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Good planning requires accurate data

An economy without an independent source of data is like an aircraft flying without its airspeed sensors.