What should come next?

January 24, 2014
Matiur Rahman
What should come next?

The 10th tainted parliamentary election is over not as a traditional festive one. This questionable election has been clouded with violence, arrogance, mysteries
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 13 Comments »

The ultimate source of power

December 28, 2013
Matiur Rahman
The ultimate source of power

The current politicians in Bangladesh with some exceptions are no longer trusted and respected by the common people who are the ultimate source of power
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 22 Comments »

What do we see today in the paradoxical promise-land?

December 1, 2013
Matiur Rahman
What do we see today in the paradoxical promise-land?

Bangladesh is a promise-land. It is full of economic, political and social paradoxes.
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Posted in Politics | 17 Comments »

People, patriotism and politics in Bangladesh

September 9, 2013
Matiur Rahman
People, patriotism and politics in Bangladesh

No country can exist without having people. Otherwise, it becomes just a barren land. So, people come first in any country with well-defined geographic territory. They may adhere to any culture
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Posted in Politics | 2 Comments »

History on its own natural course in Bangladesh

February 11, 2013
Matiur Rahman
History on its own natural course in Bangladesh

History moves on its own path. None can stop it. It runs its own natural course despite twists and turns. History is again in replay in Bangladesh.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 3 Comments »

2012-13 Budget: Less with more?

June 23, 2012
Matiur Rahman
2012-13 Budget: Less with more?

The submission of an annual budget to the nation by the government for the forthcoming fiscal year is a routine exercise in developing countries.
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Posted in Economy | 4 Comments »

Mysteries and consequences of sharp exchange rate changes:  A labyrinth?

May 3, 2012
Matiur Rahman
Mysteries and consequences of sharp exchange rate changes:  A labyrinth?

Simply put, as in Economics 100, a bilateral exchange rate involves exchanges of one national (home) currency for another national (foreign) currency.  This is about exchanges of two different national monies.
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Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

April 23, 2012
Matiur Rahman
Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

The pivotal role of the banking sector in an economy is well-recognised. Commercial banks play multi-faceted roles in contributing to economic growth, employment and overall well-being of people.
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Posted in Economy, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Current contractionary monetary policy: taming of the shrew?

February 29, 2012
Matiur Rahman
Current contractionary monetary policy: taming of the shrew?

The monetary policy of Bangladesh aims at maintaining (i) price stability and (ii) exchange rate stability, and (iii) to maximize real GDP growth with high employment.
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Posted in Economy | 3 Comments »

Morbidities in Bangladesh stock market: Are they curable?

February 15, 2012
Matiur Rahman
Morbidities in Bangladesh stock market: Are they curable?

In relative terms, the overall Bangladesh economy is faring well as compared to many developing countries during the period of ongoing severe global recession. Thanks to a low extent of international financial interconnectedness.
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Stock market revival plan: Pragmatic or further perilous for investors?

November 21, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Stock market revival plan: Pragmatic or further perilous for investors?

Bangladesh stock market has been in paralysis since December last year. The market continued to fall regardless of the economic fundamentals. The paralysis is the result of alleged massive market manipulation by a handful of well-connected and wealthy individuals.
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Posted in Economy | 7 Comments »

Uncharted trajectory of Indo-Bangladesh diplomacy?

October 14, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Uncharted trajectory of Indo-Bangladesh diplomacy?

Bangladesh is a delta country of over 700 rivers sharing 54 of them with India. India is on the upstream of these 54 rivers and Bangladesh is on their downstream. Rivers that run through multiple countries are considered as global water resources with unimpeded or at least equal access to all the countries that...
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Posted in Development, Foreign Affairs, Politics | 6 Comments »

Decaying political duopoly in Bangladesh?

July 20, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Decaying political duopoly in Bangladesh?

In simple terms, duopoly in microeconomic theory is a market structure with dominance of two rival firms contesting in the same market with differentiated products. Both firms compete to expand market share by lowering the unit prices that benefit consumers.
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Posted in Politics | 14 Comments »

Does Bangladesh need caretaker government any longer?

April 13, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Does Bangladesh need caretaker government any longer?

Our long-cherished dream is to have competent and honest democratic governments in succession with smooth transition and transfer of power. To ensure the aforementioned, all the elections must be fair and impartial under a truly independent Election Commission (EC), composed of non-partisan, capable and bold individuals. The politicians must have a mindset to accept...
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Posted in Politics | 9 Comments »

Educate properly to exit poverty

February 9, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Educate properly to exit poverty

Educate the nation properly to produce productive and diligent workforce with risk-taking entrepreneurial skills for national competitiveness at global marketplaces. Innovative, adaptive, and dynamic education system emphasising both effective life-long learning/teaching that transcends classrooms, and research and development has the power to generate a virtuous circle of economic prosperity, and hence the enhancing well-being...
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