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Budget 2019-20: An appraisal

The proposed budget 2019-20 now under debate in the national parliament provides a positive continuation of the growth-development success story of the decade 2009-2018. The gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 8.2 per cent and the projected inflation rate...

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Paying for the welfare state without raising taxes

The current value of the US government's unfunded pension and...

Amusement parks for deprived children

Dhaka Shishu Park (Chidren's amusement park) has been officially barred...

Understanding youths in social context

"Praise youth and it will prosper." — Irish proverb Youth...

Strengthening corporate governance with forensic accounting

In recent times the term corporate governance has become a...

Export diversification demands urgent attention           

Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the...

Can Bangladesh win its war on drugs?

Today, June 26, is the international commemorative day against "Drug...

How soon will you get e-passports?

Bangladeshi travellers have been eagerly waiting for the distribution process...

US-China trade war escalating international tension

Analysts have started questioning as to who is losing out...

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Trumponomics: Policy blunders of epic proportion

Blinded by a surging stock market and a 50-year low in the unemployment rate, few dare to challenge the wisdom of US economic policy. Instant gratification has compromised the rigour of objective and disciplined analysis. Big mistake. The toxic combination of ill-timed fiscal stimulus, aggressive imposition of tariffs, and unprecedented...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...