Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh Bank ’

Mr. Muhith’s budget: Spending out of the rut

June 29, 2015
M A Taslim
Mr. Muhith’s budget: Spending out of the rut

Mr. AMA Muhith has secured his place in history. For a seventh year in a row, the finance minister has performed the ritual of placing Bangladesh’s national budget – a feat no other predecessor of the octogenarian politician could achieve. During this long period he has raised the budget expenditure from BDT 1016 billion...
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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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Towards strength and stability

January 1, 2015
Atiur Rahman
Towards strength and stability

On December 30, 2014 Bangladesh Bank issued a brief overview
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Is monetary policy working?

September 2, 2014
M A Taslim
Is monetary policy working?

Recently a research institute assembled a bevy of economists for a discussion on the biannual publication of Bangladesh Bank (BB), Monetary Policy Statement July-December 2014.
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Raising CRR: What Bangladesh Bank gains, public loses

June 29, 2014
M A Taslim
Raising CRR: What Bangladesh Bank gains, public loses

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has slapped on an increase in the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by one-half percent on the commercial banks.
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Investment and growth

June 6, 2013
M A Taslim
Investment and growth

More than seven decades ago a British economist Roy Harrod had advanced a theory that implied the growth rate of an economy was equal to the investment
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Monetary policy: The ghost of the real bills doctrine

March 6, 2013
M A Taslim
Monetary policy: The ghost of the real bills doctrine

An idea that floats around among policymakers is that if bank credit is channelled into ‘productive sectors’ it would both promote economic growth
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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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Monetary policy and the economy

December 12, 2012
M A Taslim
Monetary policy and the economy

Notwithstanding how Bangladesh Bank (BB) chose to describe it — cautious, accommodative, etc. — there is little doubt that the monetary policy of the country was expansionary until about last one year.
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Banking on banks

June 19, 2012
M A Taslim
Banking on banks

Last time an AL-led government was in power it went on a spree granting licenses for the establishment of new banks. Within four years (1997-2000) it added 19 domestic private banks and four foreign banks to the 28 banks that already existed at the time.
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Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

May 1, 2012
M A Taslim
Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

The Finance Minster (FM) often says things that surprise the economics profession. Perhaps that is only because they are paying attention to the wrong things. When the FM speaks to the local media or even to his parliamentary colleagues he is essentially talking politics.
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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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Interest rate: Is it too high?

March 27, 2012
M A Taslim
Interest rate: Is it too high?

There seems to be some confusion about bank interest rates and interest spreads, both of which are believed to be too high. In fact, the confusion is an old one; it also dogged the policymakers during the last caretaker government.
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