Inflation 2022

January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023

2023 will be the year of inflation and financial turpitude

While the government is distracted by elections, the financial economy will suffer

December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022

Govt revises down growth forecast

The government has trimmed its growth forecast for this fiscal year by a whole percentage point to 6.5 percent as the energy shortage and inflation dampened economic activities.

December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022

Time for a new central bank and monetary policy

The recent policy changes have been so enormous that they have already made the old monetary policy largely defunct.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

In the name of taming inflation, central banks have set themselves on a path to cause a recession.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Coping with the twin shocks of inflation and depleting forex reserves

Dealing with these two major challenges is essential for macroeconomic stability

November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022

Revisit process of policymaking, not just the policies

The burden of imported inflation and supply-side implications of reduced imports will have adverse implications for economic growth and welfare, particularly of marginalised people.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Our fiscal space is narrowing fast

Both global and local macro-challenges can have serious implications for the people of Bangladesh

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Firms’ falling profits testify to slowing business, economy

Businesses in Bangladesh went through a tough time in recent months due to a dearer US dollar that pushed up their costs of raw materials and a rocketing fuel bill that contributed to the surge in operating expenses. 

November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022

Oil, sugar price hike yet another shock to the economy

The government must implement economic policies that deal with the ongoing crisis

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Denial syndrome is hampering our economic policies

Interventions must involve fiscal policy to address our fundamental economic issues