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Budget implementation stays low despite surging allocation

The government managed to implement 85 per cent of the budget in the last fiscal year despite spending a huge amount as subsidies and incentives, raising questions about the trend of unveiling bigger budgets year after year.  

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Resolving liquidity crunch in our financial sector

Restoring equilibrium in both money market and forex market should be the central bank’s singular goal.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Budget implementation stays low despite surging allocation

The government managed to implement 85 per cent of the budget in the last fiscal year despite spending a huge amount as subsidies and incentives, raising questions about the trend of unveiling bigger budgets year after year.  

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

Slowing global economic growth increasingly evident: IMF

Global economic growth prospects are confronting a unique mix of headwinds, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, interest rate increases to contain inflation, and lingering pandemic effects such as China’s lockdowns and disruptions in supply chains, according to the International Monetary Fund. 

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Global economic outlook even gloomier than projected: IMF

The global economic outlook is even gloomier than projected last month, the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday, citing a steady worsening in purchasing manager surveys in recent months.

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

IMF’s $4.5b loan coming

The government yesterday reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund over a $4.5 billion loan programme, putting to bed all suspense on whether a deal would be struck with the multilateral lender at all.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

"Bangladesh won't accept IMF loan with hard conditions"

The government will not accept IMF loan with “hard conditions”, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

What the IMF said, our economists have said before

What Bangladeshi economists have been saying for a long time is pretty much what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told our central bank and the government.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

IMF calls for tariff rationalisation

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the government to rationalise the existing tariff structure by reducing various types of para and non-tariff barriers to improve competitiveness of domestic industries. 

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

Reduce fund wastage, phase out subsidy in energy sector

The government should stop fund wastage in the energy sector and eventually phase out subsidies, which have created pressure on the public coffer, according to economists and entrepreneurs.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Economic and political reforms must go hand in hand

All our institutions are crumbling because of politicisation, inefficiencies, and corruption.