Finance

Inflation to drive away low currency denominations

January 24, 2015
Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Inflation to drive away low currency denominations

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has emphasised continuation of both coins and notes
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VAT: A regressive tax

January 20, 2015
Anis Chowdhury
VAT: A regressive tax

The Honourable Finance Minister has backed down on his decision to reduce VAT.
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Follies of capital account liberalisation

January 15, 2015
Anis Chowdhury
Follies of capital account liberalisation

The Bangladesh cabinet has endorsed lifting of an embargo in place since independence, on investments in foreign countries by local businesses and individuals, under a liberalised foreign exchange regime.
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Rethinking FDI

November 30, 2014
Kazi Rahman
Rethinking FDI

Capital is crucial for the economy of Bangladesh to grow.
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Posted in Development, Economy, Finance, Political Economy | 2 Comments »

Does Deutsche Bank have the solution to our volatile stock market?

December 18, 2012
Nofel Wahid
Does Deutsche Bank have the solution to our volatile stock market?

This December marks the 2-year passing of the stock market crash. To say that the stock market is struggling would be a gross understatement – almost every indicator of stock market performance suggests that.
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Creeping inflation in Bangladesh

December 14, 2012
A. R. Chowdhury
Creeping inflation in Bangladesh

In recent months, I have written several opinion pieces on the various aspects of inflation in Bangladesh. Inflationary pressure has been increasing again in recent months.
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“Occupy Wall Street” goes global

October 17, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
“Occupy Wall Street” goes global

What began as a tentative protest on September 17 in the financial district of New York by a handful of protesters has turned into a global uprising against corporate greed and corruption. It’s about time.
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Posted in Economy, Finance, Foreign Affairs, International | 2 Comments »

A make-believe crisis in the stock market

January 20, 2011
ANM Hamidullah
A make-believe crisis in the stock market

A number of newspapers recently reported that in the past few days, nationalised commercial banks and financial institutions have been actively buying in the stock market in order to “bring normalcy” to the market.
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Off the Mark
The Wal-Mart Effect

March 23, 2010
M A Taslim
Off the Mark<br /> The Wal-Mart Effect

Defying the global trend the export of ready made garment (RMG) from Bangladesh held up rather well during the worst global recession of the last seven decades (see Chart 1 below). The reasons for such a good performance have been the subject of much speculation and theorising. Initially it was thought that there would...
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Off the mark: Limits of industrialisation

February 24, 2010
M A Taslim
Off the mark: Limits of industrialisation

The tremendous success of industrialisation in raising living standards of the developed countries during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has engendered a belief that industrialisation is a prerequisite of economic development. Indeed, over time industrialisation has come to be regarded as coterminous with economic development. Even agricultural development was to be pursued in...
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