Economic performance: The basics

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Once ridiculed as the “bottomless basket”, Bangladesh has recently been awarded the status of a lower middle income country by the World Bank (WB) as the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of Bangladesh exceeded the $1,046 threshold. It is indeed a great moment of redemption and pride for the nation. However, it is not… Read more »

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

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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 (actual)… Read more »

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Making books accessible

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For the few years that I was living outside Bangladesh, one of the things I missed the most was the Ekushey Book Fair

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