Inflation

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

The costs of misreading inflation

It bears remembering that, as recently as the second half of 2021, the Federal Reserve considered that the surge in consumer price inflation would dissipate, with price increases returning to the Fed’s 2 per cent target in 2022. In testimony before Congress, Fed Chair Jerome Powell affixed the now infamous “transitory” moniker to the ongoing price increases, which he ascribed to temporary supply bottlenecks and price declines in the early stages of the pandemic.

January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

The vulnerable need food support

Why cut back on public food distribution programmes when they are needed the most?

January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

ADP revision: Govt doing opposite of what’s needed

It seems the government is doing an about-turn from the austerity stance taken at the start of the fiscal year.

January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

Gas price hike spells trouble for industries

The latest hike of gas prices undoubtedly spells trouble for industries as they will try to shift the burden onto consumers by raising product prices, which will boomerang onto them by eating away at their competitiveness in international markets. 

January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

Fixing Energy Prices: Govt curtails BERC’s power as regulator

Due to government interventions, the independent oversight of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission is being compromised, crippling its ability to ensure transparency in the sector, energy at a reasonable cost, and consumers’ interest protection.

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

Money or no money, crisis persists

We are told that taka is available, and then it’s not there anymore.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

Taming inflation, maintaining exchange rate stability critical: BB

The major challenges for Bangladesh will be keeping inflation under control while maintaining currency rate stability in the coming days, according to the Bangladesh Bank's annual report.

January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023

Welcome to America in 2023

Tamed inflation, descending gas prices, more job openings coming to the market every month, and the US dollar’s continued reign in the currency market all promise a prosperous 2023 for everyone in America - citizens, residents, students, or even visitors. If you are planning to come as a tourist, enrol here as a student or visit the US by any other means, try it now.

January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023

Govt keeps borrowing heavily from BB

The government continues to borrow from Bangladesh Bank on a large scale as commercial banks are now unable to finance the state due to liquidity crunch.

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

2022: The year the rich won, and the public lost

The rise in the prices of goods has led to many people suffering from a silent famine.