Inflation 2023 Bangladesh

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

What's stopping RMG workers from getting higher wages?

Unless a holistic approach is taken, the sector will continue to fall short of international standards.

How potato prices are manipulated

Manipulation of potato prices is not new in Bangladesh.

Minimum wage for garments workers / Why CPD's proposal is not acceptable

Why should there be two different food standards for two social strata?

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.

Bangladesh’s inflation expected to ease to 6.6% in FY2024: ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected that Bangladesh's inflation will ease to 6.6 percent in the current fiscal year.

Is monetary policy helping contain inflation?

The Federal Reserve of the US and the European Central Bank kept hiking policy rates in their fight against record inflation throughout last year and this year whereas the central bank of Bangladesh chose not to use the full force of the monetary policy.

What about human development?

The noted economist has pointed out that if traffic were managed better, it would ease traffic congestion a great deal.

August 1, 2023
August 1, 2023

Amid inflation, pre-elections, and dengue, Bangladesh is in a fix

All this means that the people will not see an end to their financial woes anytime soon.

June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023

Inflation hits 11-year high

If there is one indicator that epitomises the government’s mismanagement of the economy in recent times, it is inflation -- which raced to an 11-year high of 9.94 percent in May.

May 4, 2023
May 4, 2023

Inflation falls but still at an elevated level

Inflation in Bangladesh fell slightly to 9.24 per cent in April, driven by a decline in food prices, although it still remains at an elevated level compared to historic trends, official figures showed yesterday.

April 2, 2023
April 2, 2023

Our reality versus government's narrative

Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?

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