price hike

No visible step from BB to ease importers’ woes

The Bangladesh Bank is yet to take any visible measure in line with a commerce ministry directive aimed at asking banks to earmark a portion of their foreign currency holdings to open letters of credit to import essentials ahead of Ramadan. 

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

How not to fight inflation

Anyone with any faith in the market economy knew that the supply issues would be resolved eventually; but no one could possibly know when.

January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

No visible step from BB to ease importers’ woes

The Bangladesh Bank is yet to take any visible measure in line with a commerce ministry directive aimed at asking banks to earmark a portion of their foreign currency holdings to open letters of credit to import essentials ahead of Ramadan. 

December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022

RMG makers offer discounted groceries to workers

Some garment manufacturers are providing basic commodities to their workers at discounts opening shops on factory premises, bringing some relief amidst the skyrocketing of prices in the local markets. 

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

BNP activists thronging Sylhet rally venue

Thousands of BNP activists have gathered on Alia Madrasa ground in Sylhet city’s Chowhatta area, hours before the rally starts.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Bangladesh must maximise food production

Famine can be averted but we may still face a food crisis if the government cannot bring down prices

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Inflation and immorality rising hand-in-hand?

Govt must do more to stop consumers’ purchasing power erosion

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

Inflation, war eating away food gains

Bangladesh made gains in food production and ensured the availability of rice in recent years. But surging inflation, erratic weather, and the Russia-Ukraine war affected the availability of cereals and reduced low-income people’s access to food this year.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Price hike: Don’t worry, be happy – no matter what

If things are bad, there must be a good reason for it.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Farmers get a raw deal

Floods, low rainfall and then fertiliser price hike -- the woes of farmers just won’t stop. And now, they will have to bear the brunt of a sudden 42.5 percent rise in diesel cost, which is likely to make them spend an additional Tk 4,000 in irrigation for per hectare Boro production.

July 12, 2022
July 12, 2022

What has led Bangladesh to its current energy crisis?

The world is going through one of the worst energy crises in recent times, even if we compare it to the situation that arose out of the 1973 Arab oil embargo.