PM takes series of steps to protect life, economy during COVID-19 pandemic

PM takes series of steps to protect life, economy during COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken a number of steps to save the people’s lives during the coronavirus pandemic and announced around 21 stimulus packages involving Tk 1,21,000 crore to offset the shock of COVID-19 on various sectors of the country. The premier’s steps to deal with the deadly virus were highly lauded globally as […]

Govt aims to recover imports as economy accelerates over next three fiscals

Govt aims to recover imports as economy accelerates over next three fiscals

Although imports fell drastically in the 2019-20 fiscal, the government aims to turn things around aiming for average import growth of 8% per year over the next three fiscals, including the current 2020-21. The last quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal (April-June) coincided with the peak of the economic ravage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Bangladesh economy proved resilience amid COVID-19 pandemic: Economists

Bangladesh economy proved resilience amid COVID-19 pandemic: Economists

Bangladesh embraces the New Year visibly with a sense of contentment as macroeconomic indicators suggesting the country’s higher resilience than its neighbours in facing the COVID-19 pandemic, setting a positive course for 2021. Economists and policymakers found Bangladesh’s economic activities to have recovered more strongly than expected while the statistical data showed foreign currency reserves, […]

China’s socialist market economy

How extreme weather emptying Bangladesh's villages

Hasnat Abdul Hye   | Published: December 29, 2020 21:23:40 At one time, not so long ago, market socialism was a laughable idea, considered almost as an oxymoron. The two words, market socialism, conveyed a classic case of mutual contradiction. Among the most important requirements of establishing a Marxist socialist system were the two that […]

How Rural Development Policies Contribute To The National Economy In Bangladesh

How Rural Development Policies Contribute To The National Economy In Bangladesh

By Prof Utpal K De and Dr Simi Mehta, Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) COVID-19 pandemic has struck a huge blow to the economic growth and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of almost every country in the world. However, we see some resilience in the performance of the Bangladeshi economy. As per the recent […]

OP-ED: Investing in the blue economy

We must reach out to our oceans to further our progress to the highest levels possible As Bangladesh makes its way to progress and development by maximizing the utilization of all of its available resources, there is still a highly underutilized and vast resource which has the capability to yield huge economic benefits and sustainable […]

Morning Digest: Stopped from going to Delhi, farmers block Jaipur highway; pandemic, poverty spur child marriages in M.P., and more

Morning Digest: Stopped from going to Delhi, farmers block Jaipur highway; pandemic, poverty spur child marriages in M.P., and more

Hundreds of farmers from Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and several other States, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, staged a sit-in on the the Delhi-Jaipur Highway blocking the carriageway towards the national Capital after they were stopped by the Haryana Police at the border with Rajasthan on December 13. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have proved to […]