India takes tentative moves, reform attempts flounder in Pakistan

Within the broader context of administrative reforms, civil service reform...

e-banking: A long way to reach optimal level

Electronic banking (e-banking) has been growing in the country at...

Tapping on trade-investment nexus

Bangladesh and India have long bonds in culture and history....

Employment status and well-being of rural households

In rural Bangladesh, a great challenge is to tackle the...

Monetary policy stance needs to make good economic sense

The stickiness of domestic nominal interest rate is a related...

Has employment growth declined?

Labour force survey on a quarterly basis was introduced in...

Has employment growth declined?

Labour force survey on a quarterly basis was introduced in...

Making tax regime efficient and fair

Financing the incremental size of recurrent and development expenditures has...

Brexit: Negotiating with UK for most favoured nation status

Britain’s vote to exit from the European Union signals the...

Brexit Yes - what will happen now?

On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom (UK) voted for...

Whither multi-banking relationship?

Fifty-six scheduled banks are now operating in Bangladesh with 9,197...

Capital flight: An enduring conundrum

A renewed interest on capital flight has been triggered by...

Brexit, multilateral trade and Bangladesh

The United Kingdom's (UK) decision to quit the European Union,...

Questioning official statistics: Strengthening Bureau of Statistics

Questioning official statistics is a standard practice, especially for research...

Occupational shift of rural labour force

If one wants to delve into the dynamics of rural...

Tasks ahead for RMG industry

Growing for more than 30 years with extensive policy and...

Middle-income status and the proposed Budget for FY 2016-17

With a target of 7.2 per cent growth in Gross...

Studying Bangladesh\'s comparative advantages

The analysis of comparative advantage is important from the policy...

Impact of fiscal measures proposed for FY 2016-17 Budget

Finance Minister AMA Muhith placed the budget proposals for fiscal...

National Budget 2016-17: Appraisal of approaches

It is a good sign that public interest on the...

Budget 2016-17: No surprise except mega size

As a visible expansionary approach of the government, the Finance...

Budget 2016-17: Neo-liberal stance dominates

In line with his previous efforts, Finance Minister AMA Muhith...

LDCs\' 10 questions on rules of origin

Flexibility introduced in the rules of origin (ROO) by the...