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Economic performance: The basics

August 5, 2015
Mo Chaudhury
Economic performance: The basics

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...
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Why agonise over economic growth?

January 28, 2014
Anis Chowdhury
Why agonise over economic growth?

Economic growth rates and their projections always attract headlines. There is almost universal belief in the “goodness” of GDP growth. In fact, in 1991
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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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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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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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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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