Monetary policy and the economy

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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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Happy spring, Bangladesh

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Happy Spring! This weekend, members of my family were dedicating that precious commodity of time, that which is so lacking in all of our lives, and we took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to plant our garden.

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Trade can cut poverty

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As countries integrate into the global economy, trade plays an important role in helping roll back extreme poverty and Bangladesh exemplifies this well. Your country boasts one of the largest young labour forces in the world and the past decade has witnessed rapid economic growth of the Bangladeshi economy.

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Middle East burns

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Middle East is in turmoil as repressive regimes finally face public accountability in the form of massive public protests. Some of these corrupt governments are also violently fighting back as in Libya and Bahrain. It is a shock to see that the entire Middle East, heart of the so-called “Muslim Ummah’’ is made up of… Read more »

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