Economics

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Does Bangladesh deserve a higher sovereign rating?

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15, global sovereign rating agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch assigned Bangladesh a 'stable' sovereign credit outlook.

March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016

The US Election and the Global Economy

Big changes are underway in the United States, as the country gears up to elect a new president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives this November. The outcome will have profound consequences for US economic policy, and thus for the global economy.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Stellar growth

Bangladesh is now one of the fastest growing economies in the world, riding on a stellar performance of the manufacturing sector and hard work of farmers and migrant workers. Out of 58 countries with a population of at least 20 million each, only 17, including Bangladesh, China, India and Sri Lanka, achieved an average GDP growth of six percent and more, shows the World Bank's analysis of growth performance of countries in a decade till 2014.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN 2015

The year 2015 is ending with some positive notes for the Bangladesh economy, though challenges continue to accompany them.

December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

When inequality kills

It is perhaps true that unhealthy habits are more concentrated among poor Americans, a disproportionate number of whom are black. But these habits themselves are a consequence of economic conditions, not to mention the stresses of racism.

December 3, 2015
December 3, 2015

What are its shortcomings?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have stressed the importance of TVET under Goal 4, which aims to substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant technical and vocational skills..

November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

Rural transformation in focus

RURAL Bangladesh is changing its face. Both physically and structurally. With the rise of various new and emerging activities

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Anatomy of two E-waste disasters

Discarded end-of-life electronic and electrical devices, or e-waste, are the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

Japan relapses into recession in July-Sept

Japan's economy slid back into recession in July-September as uncertainty over the overseas outlook hurt business investment.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Export diversification - Myths and realities

Industrial policy needs to address issues of education and skill development for facilitating higher capabilities for export diversification, attracting FDI and integrating with the global value chain.