Economy

Emerging technologies for an emerging economy

Bangladesh has been riding the growth waves in the last two-and-a-half decades with spectacular results: our exports grew six folds, our GDP quadrupled and our extreme poverty levels got slashed by...

May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

Lack of infrastructure impeding growth

The true potential of the economy is not being realised because the infrastructure of the country remains inadequate in terms of skilled manpower...

March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016

ADB forecasts 6.7% growth for 2015-16

Banlgadesh’s growth for this fiscal will improve marginaly and stand at 6.7 percent driven by apparel export and domestic consumption, Asian Development Bank forecasts.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Bangladesh needs clear priorities for the future

Bangladesh has big plans for the next five years. By the time the 50th anniversary of independence arrives, and as part of its Vision 2021 plan, the nation aspires to achieve middle-income status.

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 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

Good news for Mongla people

A nine-kilometre river embankment and three under-construction water regulators would save thousands of inhabitants of the coastal town of Mongla from recurrent tidal surge by the end of this year,...

January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016

Economist with a passion for the poor

Dr Mahabub Hossain dedicated his life to understand and explain the dynamics of the agricultural economy of Bangladesh.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

Habiganj tea workers go on strike against SEZ

Thousands of tea workers in Habiganj abandon work and gather for a mass rally against government plans for a Special Economic Zone in the area.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Economy stable, lacks vibrancy

The Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday came up with a number of recommendations to boost the country's economy that has “stability but lacks vibrancy”.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

No Surprise; It Keeps Growing

It is often said that numbers do not lie, but when it comes to the Bangladesh economy, the saying appears to be on shaky grounds.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

No fee on bank job seekers: BB

Bangladesh Bank directs all banks not to take any fees in the form of pay order or bank draft from job applicants.