Inflation Bangladesh

$6b more to come from dev partners

Bangladesh is expected to get about $6 billion over the next four years from development partners other than the International Monetary Fund to meet the development financing needs, particularly to address climate change challenges.

Feeble monetary policy against challenges

Bangladesh Bank yesterday unveiled a wishy-washy monetary policy for the next six months that will prove to be ineffective in tackling the headwinds passing through the economy.

2023 will be the year of inflation and financial turpitude

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

From an incorrigible New Year enthusiast

Let’s think of some out-of-the-box ways to tackle even the most formidable of problems.

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.

Inflation falling, but not for rural people

Though inflation continued to undergo a downward trend for a third consecutive month in November, non-food inflation in rural areas entered into double digits last month for the first time in recent times. 

Coping with the twin shocks of inflation and depleting forex reserves

Dealing with these two major challenges is essential for macroeconomic stability

What modern states can learn from Ancient Rome

Many economists today believe we are committing one of the biggest economic blunders, which has brought ruin to countless past societies.

Our fiscal space is narrowing fast

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

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Post-Covid challenges for our labour market

Specific policy incentives are needed to stimulate the economy and revive the labour market.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Charting the middle-income journey

Bangladesh needs proper macroeconomic management to avoid middle income trap

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Import demand for diesel high as ever

The import demand for fuel remains high as ever despite the government initiatives to reduce consumption, raising questions about the logic behind the strict measures that only fuelled inflation.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Good planning requires accurate data

An economy without an independent source of data is like an aircraft flying without its airspeed sensors.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Dear ministers, for how long will you mock our misfortunes?

Does the government not know of the plight of lower- and middle-income groups?

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

‘Walkman Syndrome’ afflicts the AL and our government

Nothing but their own voices reaches them

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Huge bad loans force banks to keep higher provision

Most of the listed banks in Bangladesh had to keep higher provisions in the first half of 2022 owing to the bearish trend in the share market and the removal of the relaxed loan classification policy that sent bad loans higher. 

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Forex pressure may ease by Dec but inflation to stay

The record fuel price hike last week has thrown a spanner in the works to the finance division’s projection of bringing the twin problems of inflation and delicate foreign currency reserves under control by December.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

How to become a smart shopper during inflation

Inflation is pinching our wallet. No matter how much you earn every month, the effect of high inflation is squeezing your purchasing power. People around the globe are now saving less than before, because it is becoming difficult for so many of us to just meet the necessary expenses; prices of gasoline, food, and housing are all soaring high. During this time of economic crisis, try becoming a smart shopper to mitigate the negative impact of inflation on your quality of life.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

July’s economic data: Dark clouds starting to clear

Inflation bucked its runaway trend in July, becoming the third data point this month after remittance and import to provide some relief to a government on its toes about the direction the economy was taking.