high inflation in Bangladesh

Inflation over 9% poses concern: BB

On April 2, the World Bank forecast that inflation in Bangladesh might stay elevated at 9.6 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2023-24 before moderating to 8.6 percent in FY 2024-25.

Analysis / Inflation stays stubborn despite rate hikes. Can it be tamed?

Even rate hikes cant tame a raging inflation, so what is the solution ?

Businesses to face inflation, currency headwinds in year ahead too

Businesses in Bangladesh will face challenges in managing the impacts of higher inflation and exchange rate in 2024 as well while the cost of production and operation may increase amid the rising bank interest, several business and corporate leaders warn

South Asian nations succeeded in taming inflation. Bangladesh, not so much

Most South Asian countries succeeded in reining inflation in 2023 in a major relief for their populations who struggled after prices spiralled owing to the shocks stemming from the lingering impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war

Will coming months offer any relief from high inflation?

Food inflation at 12.56 percent in October this year is the highest in a decade

Economic misery to deepen amid political crisis

Most of the macroeconomic indicators of Bangladesh have been in bad shape for the last several months owing to external and internal factors, intensifying people’s suffering as consumer prices surged to record levels.

Fixing the economy: BB drawing up roadmap to tackle 3 key challenges

Bangladesh Bank is preparing a roadmap for the next government to address the three major issues of exchange rate instability, high inflation and high defaulted loan ratio bearing upon the economy.

Take fiscal measures to address inflation

Although Bangladesh Bank is taking several initiatives to reduce inflation, only implementing monetary policies is not enough as fiscal policies also play a big role in this regard, according to the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (Sanem).

September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023

Why Bangladesh failed to contain inflation while others succeeded

While many other countries have managed to reduce inflationary pressure by adopting monetary policy tools, Bangladeshi policymakers have shied away from doing the same.

July 6, 2023
July 6, 2023

Workers’ woes won’t end as inflation outpaces wage growth

The cost-of-living crisis seems to have brought more woes for daily workers in Bangladesh than other groups of labourers as their average wage growth has been below the inflation rate for the past two fiscal years.  

June 3, 2023
June 3, 2023

Budget lacks tools to contain inflation

The measures taken in the proposed budget for the next fiscal year have failed to address the most difficult challenge of containing inflation, and as a result, the suffering of common people will increase further, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said yesterday.

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