economic growth

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

Innovation and Its Discontents

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

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

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.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

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.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

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...

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

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...

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

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...

February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

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.

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

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...

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

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.

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

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.