Rising temperature belies wintry chill

The wintry chill is conspicuously absent this year. One wonders...

Playing with economic matches

At this time last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

The curious case of poverty line

My stint as a professional economist lasted for a year...

The US-UK-EU triangle

There were incentives for British Prime Minister Theresa May and...

Revision and rebasing of national accounts estimates

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the single most important indicator...

With literary bend of mind

Any reunion evokes emotions in association with a nostalgic journey...

MA Behrouze Ispahani: As I saw him

Very occasionally I used to meet Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani...

The element of surprise

Close to a year after eighty million dollars were hacked...

The underutilised rivers of Dhaka

Few large cities in the world are blessed with four...

Fourth Industrial Revolution and decarburisation

Recently World Economic Forum hosted its annual meeting in Davos,...

Behrouze Ispahani — a man with a difference

I just stepped into my office on the morning of...

Trapped at the short-end: Our fate foretold?

A 2011 report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

A proposal for national security council and polls-time interim govt

Non-party Caretaker Government (CG) system was born out of mistrust...

Petty-minded start to a high-sounding presidency

Looking at Donald Trump's bar-lowering inauguration as the 45th US...

The five lessons of populist rule

Jaroslaw Kaczy?ski, Poland's de facto leader, has become, next to...

These senseless, avoidable deaths

In this land of newer and hitherto unheard-of scourges, a...

Redefining sound pollution

It was the klaxon-type horns used by buses that raised...

Davos, 2017: Taking the bull by the horns

Prior to its 2017 gathering in bone-chilling Davos, the World...

Trade bodies need more research

The rapid growth of trade has turned Bangladesh into a...

A new front of foreign exchange earner

Has not Rabindranath Tagore advocated for exploring ash and the...

The need for three-tier tax reform

One vital area of good governance in a country is...

SDGs could be the new great escape

When the buzzword named corporate social responsibility (CSR) was introduced...

NPL conundrum in banking sector

The issue of non-performing loans has gained increasing attention in...