GDP growth

April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018

ADB projects 7pc GDP growth for FY18

The Asian Development Bank projects 7 percent economic growth for Bangladesh for the current fiscal year, much below than the government’s provisional estimate of 7.65 percent.

November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017

Record growth in tough year

Bangladesh has achieved a record economic growth of 7.28 percent in the last fiscal year despite a fall in rice production and also in industrial growth. ...

November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017

GDP growth 7.28% in 2016-17: Govt

Bangladesh has ascertained its growth for the last fiscal at 7.28 percent, highest ever in history of the country’s economy and more than what was targeted.

June 2, 2017
June 2, 2017

Budget an economic illusion: CPD

Debapriya Bhattacharya, the distinguished fellow of CPD, terms the proposed budget for the FY 2017-18 as “economic illusion” saying that there is no clear indication between income and expenditure...

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Big dream, grim reality

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has really dreamt of a big budget in every respect -- from expenditure to revenue generation. And he no longer wants to live in the 6 percent GDP class to push beyond 7...

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

The price of non-governmental growth

It is well known that since the 1980s, Bangladesh has made astonishing progress on a wide variety of development indicators such as reducing the prevalence of extreme hunger and poverty...

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

WB warns of water scarcity-driven growth curb

Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their GDP, spur migration, and spark conflict, World Bank says in a report.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

WB doubts 7.05% growth prediction

World Bank expresses doubt about the 7.05 percent provisional estimate for Bangladesh’s GDP growth for 2015-16 fiscal year. The question is whether the official estimate is consistent with other...

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

GDP or Happiness?

Imagine a world where you earn a decent living, the state treats you with fairness, there is little carbon emission in the environment...

January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016

Central bank cuts policy rates

The central bank has cut its policy rates for the first time in three years in an effort to spur investment and the GDP growth.