GDP growth

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

FY23 budgetary measures to dent revenue base further: Fitch

The current low revenue base in Bangladesh could be further undermined by the measures taken in the budget for FY2023, including corporate tax cuts, American credit rating agency Fitch said in its latest report.

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Post-Covid challenges for our labour market

Specific policy incentives are needed to stimulate the economy and revive the labour market.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Good planning requires accurate data

An economy without an independent source of data is like an aircraft flying without its airspeed sensors.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Loan defaulters get a big break

Bangladesh Bank yesterday substantially relaxed the policy for rescheduling defaulted loans, allowing defaulters to repay term loans over a maximum period of eight years whereas it was previously two years.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

How effective will the Bangladesh Bank's new monetary policy be?

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has revealed its Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for the period of July-December 2022 at a time when the country, and the world, is going through tough economic challenges.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

GDP growth target set at 7.5%

The Bangladesh government has set a target of 7.5 per cent growth of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the upcoming fiscal year of 2022-23 beginning from July.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

IMF cuts Bangladesh's GDP growth forecasts to 6.4%

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its economic growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year largely because of Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions.

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

GDP growth would be higher than govt's estimate, not only World Bank's projection: Kamal

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said the GDP growth of the country would be higher than the government's estimate, not only the World Bank's projection.

January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019

BB unveils a cautiously optimistic monetary policy

The central bank yesterday unveiled a cautiously optimistic monetary policy for the second half of the fiscal year, keeping room to provide adequate supply of quality credit to support the growth and inflation targets.

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018

Bangladesh: From a take-off stage to actual take-off

Budget implementation capacity of Bangladesh has been falling consistently for the last seven fiscal years, exposing poor capacity of government agencies, The Daily Star reported on June 4, 2018. Despite a sustained increase in GDP growth rate for over a decade, the implementing capacity has dropped from 97 percent in 2010-11 to a mere 78 percent in 2016-17, it further adds.