economic growth

How countries prepare for population growth and decline

Around the world, diverse initiatives are being introduced to manage population changes.

Stability without democracy can't sustain growth

Ironically, under the shadow of stability, the quality of economics and politics has been compromised

Electrical equipment makers ignored

The proposed national budget for the next fiscal year does not address the interests of electrical equipment makers, which goes against the government’s aim of establishing Bangladesh as an industry-intensive nation, said an official.

Higher growth not possible without healthy forex reserve

No significant economic growth is possible in Bangladesh without a satisfactory level of foreign exchange reserves, said Syed Ershad Ahmed, president the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham), yesterday.  

Driving sustainable and inclusive growth for everyone

Turning potential into reality calls for decisive policy action to foster an enabling environment and to take the necessary steps forward, underpinned by greater commitment, collaboration, and regional cooperation.

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.

Can China Save Its Economic Miracle?

To improve medium-term growth, China must heed the lessons of its own history and focus on removing barriers to market entry and entrepreneurship. An economy’s growth rate comes from a combination of an increase in the average size of existing firms (intensive-margin growth) and an increase in the number of firms (extensive-margin growth). A study of the Chinese manufacturing sector that I co-authored with Xiaobo Zhang suggests that during the last few decades, extensive-margin growth accounted for about 70 percent of overall GDP expansion.

Govt revises down growth forecast

The government has trimmed its growth forecast for this fiscal year by a whole percentage point to 6.5 percent as the energy shortage and inflation dampened economic activities.

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.

September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023

How countries prepare for population growth and decline

Around the world, diverse initiatives are being introduced to manage population changes.

July 18, 2023
July 18, 2023

Stability without democracy can't sustain growth

Ironically, under the shadow of stability, the quality of economics and politics has been compromised

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

Electrical equipment makers ignored

The proposed national budget for the next fiscal year does not address the interests of electrical equipment makers, which goes against the government’s aim of establishing Bangladesh as an industry-intensive nation, said an official.

June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023

Higher growth not possible without healthy forex reserve

No significant economic growth is possible in Bangladesh without a satisfactory level of foreign exchange reserves, said Syed Ershad Ahmed, president the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham), yesterday.  

February 18, 2023
February 18, 2023

Driving sustainable and inclusive growth for everyone

Turning potential into reality calls for decisive policy action to foster an enabling environment and to take the necessary steps forward, underpinned by greater commitment, collaboration, and regional cooperation.

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 5, 2023
January 5, 2023

Can China Save Its Economic Miracle?

To improve medium-term growth, China must heed the lessons of its own history and focus on removing barriers to market entry and entrepreneurship. An economy’s growth rate comes from a combination of an increase in the average size of existing firms (intensive-margin growth) and an increase in the number of firms (extensive-margin growth). A study of the Chinese manufacturing sector that I co-authored with Xiaobo Zhang suggests that during the last few decades, extensive-margin growth accounted for about 70 percent of overall GDP expansion.

December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022

Govt revises down growth forecast

The government has trimmed its growth forecast for this fiscal year by a whole percentage point to 6.5 percent as the energy shortage and inflation dampened economic activities.

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.