GDP growth rate | The Daily Star
  • GDP growth 8.13%, breaks previous records: Minister

    Bangladesh's economy has grown 8.13 per cent this fiscal year, the highest in its history, says Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while releasing a provisional estimate.

  • 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...

  • Is six percent growth a trap for Bangladesh?

    Bangladesh's recent stable growth should not be branded as a low middle-income growth trap. Since independence, Bangladesh has consistently increased its average growth rate over every decade with a corresponding decrease in growth volatility.

  • Thinking Ahead

    There are very few programmes that exclusively target the extreme poor. A background paper has revealed the actualw amount allocated in the budget for the extreme poor may be even below 1 percent of the GDP.

  • Rising trend continues

    We shall invariably see that the Defence Budget will be 'Guillotined' in the evening of June 30 with no discussion on the subject. Military issues have often been shrouded under the cloak of secrecy.

  • From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

    Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion.

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    Hurdles to investment

    One of the key determinants behind this growth rate has been the accumulation of capital (i.e., investment). The regulatory environment for business in a country can have a direct impact on this...

  • Bangladesh performs well in inclusive growth

    AS per a report published by ESCAP titled 'Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015', Bangladesh is ahead of both India and Pakistan in terms of inclusive growth.

  • Economic rating remains stable

    STANDARD & Poor (S&P), the global rating agency has reaffirmed the 'BB-' long-term sovereign rating for the country.