Finance

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

SANCHAYAPATRA - A TROJAN HORSE

Sanchayapatra – a supposed welfare instrument – is actually a Trojan horse that threatens the future of our development budget, and thus reduces growth potentials for the nation. The higher the sale of NSCs, the higher the future interest liability which will definitely eat up a bigger pie of our budget, reducing the share of the Annual Development Programme (ADP).

August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015

America in the Way

The third Interna-tional Conference on Financing for Development recently convened in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

August 5, 2015
August 5, 2015

Is this monetary policy growth supportive?

Bangladesh Bank recently announced its monetary policy for the fiscal year 2016. As always, the announcement has sparked a number of criticisms.

July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015

Financing Sustainability: Pathways to Scale

Our global and complex economy does many things well, but achieving equitable and sustainable outcomes, or in other words 'sustainable development', has not been one of its strengths.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Predictable yet unachievable

Writing on budget has become a challenge for me not only because so much has already been discussed, but there is barely anything original in the budget.

June 5, 2015
June 5, 2015

Revenue collection target high but achievable: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says the revenue collection target of the proposed for fiscal 2015-2016 is high, but achievable.

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015

Redefining goals of the upcoming budget

THIS is the time of the year that draws the attention of most people on economic and financial matters. The Finance Ministry and the National

April 12, 2015
April 12, 2015

Political turmoil ate up $2.2b in 3 months

Bangladesh suffers a financial loss of around $2.2 billion in the last three months due to political turmoil, according to a World Bank report.

April 5, 2015
April 5, 2015

Political unrest causes 0.55pc GDP loss: CPD

Political unrest during January to mid March of the current year has caused for a gross domestic product (GDP) loss of 0.55 percent or Tk 4,900 crore, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

March 4, 2015
March 4, 2015

The Hurt of the Average

WE are objective and neutral in our assessment when it comes to sourcing”, announced a brand's moderator in a conference held for the benefit of twenty global manufacturers in Hong Kong forty-eight hours ago. Sitting right by the Harbour with a splendid view of the waves crashing against the rocks, the meeting soothed most of us while we listened to the stories from the other readymade garment suppliers from the other parts of the world, namely Pakistan, India, China and Myanmar.