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  • Marching towards economic and social progress

    By all accounts, Bangladesh has done exceptionally well over the past two decades. This is true for both economic and social progress...

  • Hiccups of 'Development Surprise'

    Bangladesh's economic growth and development performance over the past two decades have been impressive.

  • Gender equality in Bangladesh

    Technology can help close the gender gap in Bangladesh

    Each morning at 6am, across from the American Embassy in Dhaka, hundreds of day labourers wait in hopes of finding an employer. Garments, domestic, and hospitality workers walk on either side of the street toward factories, homes, and hotels.

  • Bangladesh sustain economic growth

    Can Bangladesh sustain its growth momentum?

    What is the future economic growth prospect of Bangladesh? An analysis of Bangladesh's past economic growth in a comparative perspective can help find an answer to this question.

  • Country of The Year: Bangladesh was seriously considered

    Bangladesh was considered to be a serious contender for this year's Economist's “country of the year”.

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    Job market in Singapore still weak

    Singapore has been reporting more cheerful economic growth numbers this year but this pick-up is not translating into a stronger labour market.

  • Innovation and Its Discontents

    Cambridge – Technological innovation is often extolled for its power to overcome major development challenges, fuel economic growth...

  • New jobs to stay elusive

    The parameters of employment generation show it would be a tough task for the government in the next fiscal year to create adequate jobs, which is a key element for higher economic growth.

  • Govt sets 7.2% GDP growth target

    The government sets a target of 7.2 percent GDP growth for the next fiscal year, considering the positive results in private sector investment.

  • Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100: Not the most practical proposal

    Bangladesh is considered to be extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In an attempt to provide safety and security...

  • Trade in a Time of Protectionism

    Today, intra-regional trade accounts for just 5 percent of South Asia's total trade, compared to 25 percent for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This vast untapped potential presents the region with an opportunity for growth that does not rely on the strength of the world economy.

  • Wait for leading role

    Bangladesh returned to democracy in 1991 and since then the country has been ruled by two female leaders. In between, there had been around three years of interim periods, basically to hold elections. Bangladesh is also a rare country in the world where the two largest political parties are being led by two women for over the last three decades.

  • India outpaces China in 2015 economic growth

    India's economy grew at an average rate of 7.5 percent in 2015, faster than the 6.9 percent growth in China, official figures show.

  • Sri Lanka's Rebirth

    Sri Lanka is fortunate to have a low level of urbanisation today; but this is likely to change in the next two decades. This gives the country the opportunity to create model cities, based on the adequate provision of public services and sound public transport and attuned to the cost of carbon and climate change.

  • IMF downgrades global forecast

    The International Monetary Fund downgrades its forecast for global economic growth, expecting economic activity to increase 3.4% this year followed by 3.6% in 2017.

  • China economic growth slowest in 25 years

    China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in a quarter of a century.

  • The emerging positives of Bangladesh

    Recently, the well-known Boston Consulting Group wrote a piece entitled 'Bangladesh – the surging consumer market nobody saw

  • China's economic growth falls to 6.9%

    China's economy grows 6.9 percent in the third quarter, the weakest rate since the global financial crisis.

  • Bangladesh's growth prospect 2nd highest in SAARC

    Bangladesh's growth prospect is the second highest among the eight-nation SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) region, according to the latest report of the World Bank.

  • New signs of China economic slowdown

    Growth in China's investment and factory output in August has come in below forecasts, in a further indication that the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.

  • Is six percent growth a trap for Bangladesh?

    Bangladesh's recent stable growth should not be branded as a low middle-income growth trap. Since independence, Bangladesh has consistently increased its average growth rate over every decade with a corresponding decrease in growth volatility.

  • Is this monetary policy growth supportive?

    Bangladesh Bank recently announced its monetary policy for the fiscal year 2016. As always, the announcement has sparked a number of criticisms.

  • Why the lack of confidence?

    The overall unease business people are experiencing is going to be hugely detrimental for the country. The expansion plans for industry are not happening and will not happen if we do not go after the root causes of capital flight.

  • 7% growth impossible without pvt investments: Raushan

    Leader of the Opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad says it is not possible to achieve the target of the economic growth at 7 percent without increasing private sector investments in the country.

  • Narendra Modi

    From murky to magical

    The world does not look away when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks. As an early score, Modi cuts an impressive figure on the global stage.

  • All eyes on the South

    In this backdrop attention has been shifted towards the emerging economies in the global South which have shown promises through strong economic growth during the last two decades.

  • Economic rating remains stable

    STANDARD & Poor (S&P), the global rating agency has reaffirmed the 'BB-' long-term sovereign rating for the country.

  • Is it a sustained driver of economic growth and employment creation?

    There is need for a well-designed and effective industrial policy wherein monetary (interest rate subsidies) and fiscal incentives (reduced taxes or tax holidays) should be transparent and time-bound.

  • Gender gap cartoon

    Transforming Economies, Realising Rights

    Ultimately, upholding women's rights will not only make economies work for women, it will also benefit societies as a whole by creating a fairer and more sustainable future.

  • Can elected mayors save the city's water bodies?

    THERE is a close link between economic growth, human development and good management of natural resources, mainly water bodies