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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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Mysteries and consequences of sharp exchange rate changes:  A labyrinth?

May 3, 2012
Matiur Rahman
Mysteries and consequences of sharp exchange rate changes:  A labyrinth?

Simply put, as in Economics 100, a bilateral exchange rate involves exchanges of one national (home) currency for another national (foreign) currency.  This is about exchanges of two different national monies.
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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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National saving schemes and liquidity

March 20, 2012
M A Taslim
National saving schemes and liquidity

The government has finally raised the interest rates on national savings schemes to competitive levels — a measure that it should have taken long ago.
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Balance of payments: Recent developments and implications

March 10, 2012
M A Taslim
Balance of payments: Recent developments and implications

Recent data released by Bangladesh Bank suggest that the pressure on the balance of payments has subsided somewhat. The stock of international reserves that had dipped below $9 billion
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Off the mark: Monetary contraction at variance with growth target

January 17, 2012
M A Taslim
Off the mark: Monetary contraction at variance with growth target

After a few years of relatively easy monetary policy, Bangladesh Bank (BB) seems to have finally clamped down on monetary growth.
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The state of the economy: Balance of payments

January 8, 2012
M A Taslim
The state of the economy: Balance of payments

The balance of payments is fast emerging as the soft underbelly of the economy. It was in rather good health since 2001-02. The current account balance was positive throughout the new millennium except for a blip in 2004-05.
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The state of economy: Budget deficit and borrowing

December 26, 2011
M A Taslim
The state of economy: Budget deficit and borrowing

“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” ...
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Printing money and inflation tax

December 18, 2011
M A Taslim
Printing money and inflation tax

When the ordinary people of the country are reeling under a relentless yoke of a double digit inflation rate, the finance minister has famously said: “I am not worried about inflation at all” (Oct 17, bdnews24.com). This has bewildered a great many people.
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Deficits and liquidity

June 1, 2011
M A Taslim
Deficits and liquidity

After a long spell of robust balance of payments surpluses, the economy seems to have fallen back to the old habit of running deficits. The overall balance of payments deficit, according to one forecast, will be about one and half billion dollars this fiscal year, and is likely to increase further next year. While...
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