While Bangladesh’s macroeconomic indicators have shown positive trends in the 2016–17 fiscal year, the overall strength of its economy appears to be weakening. This is of particular concern as Bangladesh prepares to leave the ‘least developed country’ category in 2018.
The banking sector has been passing through a turbulent period for some time. Given that a sound financial sector is key to sustained economic development, good health of banks is crucial. This is more so when almost 80 percent of financial assets is owned by commercial banks.
Bangladesh’s GDP growth rate is estimated to reach 7.2 percent in FY 2017. While achieving the growth figures has dominated attention, it has not been able to create more jobs in the economy.
GLOBALLY, 2016 has been an unprecedented year. Brexit, Trump, rise of populism, refugee crisis and terrorism will continue to define the political and economic scenario of the world in 2017. Inside the country, a number of positive as well as challenging developments will shape the dynamics of Bangladesh's journey in 2017.
Momentum graduation very important for Bangladesh to keep up sustainable growth: Towfiqul Islam Khan
The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report 2016, prepared by The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has placed Bangladesh below other developing countries in terms of the manufacturing sector's contribution to GDP, said Towfiqul Islam Khan
Published in The Financial Express on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 In medical science, a term called 'Fat Man Syndrome' is used to indicate a particular physical condition of human being when a person eats excessive amount of food but it is not reflected [...]
Published in The Daily Observer on Thursday, 19 May 2016 Huge investment needed to surpass 7 pc GDP: Economists Abu Sazzad Bangladesh needs huge investment to achieve over 7 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for becoming a middle-income country as well [...]
Published in The Daily Star on Sunday, 15 November 2015. Bangladesh moves into crisis of aid utilisation CPD's Debapriya talks about challenges as govt meets donors today Sajjadur Rahman For quite a few years, Bangladesh has been enjoying respectable economic [...]
"It is critically important to enhance administrative efforts towards revenue mobilisation. It is disappointing that the NBR, in recent years, has not put the required emphasis on administrative reforms which are required to accelerate tax mobilisation efforts." Published in The [...]
"To achieve the target, the sector needs at least 17 per cent export growth. But the last fiscal's growth was only 4 per cent and the last three months' RMG export growth was also negligible," said Moazzem. Published in The [...]
বাংলাদেশের অর্থনৈতিক প্রবৃদ্ধি ও সাম্প্রতিক চ্যালেঞ্জ তুলে ধরেন সেন্টার ফর পলিসি ডায়ালগের (সিপিডি) গবেষণা পরিচালক ড. খন্দকার গোলাম মোয়াজ্জেম। তিনি দেশের জিডিপির প্রবৃদ্ধি ও মাথাপিছু আয় বাড়ানো, বিদেশী বিনিয়োগ জোরদার করা, পণ্যের আমদানি-রফতানির ভারসাম্য রক্ষা, কর প্রদানের হার বৃদ্ধি ও [...]
Banking business is in a depressing state due to low deposit rate in their saving instruments. At the same time, the government bonds are offering higher rate for the investors. As a result, the general investors are investing their money [...]
The difference between killings in advanced countries and Bangladesh is that it does not stop people from going to those countries to live there, spend their money there and invest there. Published in The Daily Star on Monday, 5 October [...]
তবে ৭ শতাংশ প্রবৃদ্ধি অর্জনে যে বিষয়টি দরকার, তা হলো সরকারি ও বেসরকারি বিনিয়োগ বাড়ানো। এ বিষয়টিতে এখনো তেমন কোনো অগ্রগতি দেখা যাচ্ছে না। Published in Bonik Barta on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. এডিবির পূর্বাভাস অধরাই থাকছে ৭ শতাংশ প্রবৃদ্ধি [...]
Published in The Daily Star on Monday, 31 August 2015. MACRO MIRROR Green growth in poor countries: Burden or benefit? Dr Fahmida Khatun Global development path has been based on the philosophy of accelerating growth by way of burning fossil [...]