GDP growth rate

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.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Inequality contradicts ‘high’ per capita income

“Per capita income is the income that is not seen by mass people but built on a few people.”

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

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.

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...

August 11, 2015
August 11, 2015

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.

June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015

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.

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015

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.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

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.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

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...

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

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.

May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

Economic rating remains stable

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