Economy

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Curfew in Sri Lanka: Shoot-on-sight ordered

Sri Lanka’s defence ministry yesterday ordered troops to shoot on sight people involved in looting or damaging property, a day after mobs targeted the homes of ruling-party politicians.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

Bangladesh has never been a loan defaulter: PM rules out Sri Lanka-like crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the parliament today ruled out the possibility of a Sri Lanka-like economic crisis in Bangladesh, stating that the country’s economy is “very strong”.

March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022

Prize Bonds: Tk 35 crore winnings remain unclaimed

Have you ever bought a national prize bond? If you have, then please match your bond numbers with the draw results again as you could be one of those lucky few who are yet to claim their prize...

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Women in business and the challenges they face

Female entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in increasing household incomes, producing jobs, generating wealth and reducing poverty directly in an economy. The social benefits of female...

March 5, 2018
March 5, 2018

A look back on the change in world economy during our era

In the 21st century a much larger proportion of aggregate material progress has taken place in what our generation knew as the developing world. This growth has been multidimensional: income per...

February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018

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...

November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017

BBS under fire, again

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is the body the government depends on for data on the various sectors of the economy to make policy decisions.

June 5, 2017
June 5, 2017

Middle class: Loser on all counts

Bangladesh's national budget for FY2018 comes at a challenging time. Despite being powered by high growth and cushioned by low international prices, the Bangladesh economy has been facing a...

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

Default loans soar

Default loans have dogged the country's banking sector for nearly three decades now, despite various reform efforts -- an alarming pattern that has damaged the economy and deprived honest...

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

Brexit: Rise of neo-nationalism and protectionism?

While European leaders dreamt of an intertwined economy across Europe 43 years ago, the British people desired something else.