Inflation

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Wage-price spiral risks appear contained despite high inflation

Inflation in some economies is rising at the fastest pace in four decades, while tight labour markets have boosted pay gains. That has raised concerns that these conditions could become self-reinforcing and lead to a wage-price spiral—a prolonged loop in which inflation leads to higher wage growth, fueling even higher inflation.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Inflation in August highest in 12 years

Bangladesh witnessed a record 9.5 percent inflation in August, the highest in 12 years, due to the adverse effects of fuel price hike, said Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

How do third world countries dodge the looming economic crisis?

While the participants in the Ukraine war are spending billions of dollars each day on weapons and other destructive arsenals, millions of people and the leaders in South Asia and Africa are passing days in anxiety with rising external debt, a strong dollar, lingering supply chain disruptions, and food shortages.

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022
August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

Reducing fuel prices by Tk 5 won't ease people’s suffering

The amount by which the government has reduced the prices is so meagre – and so thoroughly insufficient to address the corresponding increase in the cost of living – that we can’t help but ask: Why even bother?

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Plight and struggle of tea workers continue forever

Basanti Bauri, 40, of Moulvibazar works for a renowned tea estate as a “plucker”. Her day starts at 5:00am sharp. After paying homage to the family deity, she prepares food for her three children and husband.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

What you need to know about inflation

Inflation leads to the devaluation of a particular currency.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Top 5 Inflations in History

Inflation is the bad boy of economic phenomena. 

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

What does heaven look like?

Congratulations to you, my dear countrymen, welcome to heaven. But wait, heaven is…dark? One might be forgiven for thinking that here in Bangladesh at the moment, as cyclical power cuts literally leave millions in the dark for hours, and fuel prices make others see stars. It might become cheaper to buy a vehicle than the actual costs of buying a week’s fuel for it on a consistent basis. So, get walking, go green, when better than now?

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Perks of living in Dhaka City

Take the recent and absurd fuel price hike, for example. The country's people are focusing on and monitoring how we, the citizens of Dhaka, will handle this situation so they can follow suit. To them, we say, “Hold my Borhani.” The fuel price hike gave an extra flare to the attitude of operators of CNG-run auto-rickshaws, Uber cars, and Pathao bikes, thus rendering the daily commute undesirable. Yet, most fail to grasp the opportunities we are presented with, such as being innovative and healthy. Power walking or riding your bicycle for commute is your divine solution.