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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Economic performance below expectation!

The Financial Express publishes a report on the performance of major macroeconomic indicators in FY12 and finds that most of the indicators performed below expectations. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Budget and its relation with IMF fund

Professor M.A. Taslim writes on the FY2013 budget announced by the government and tries to relate the content of the budget with conditionalities of IMF set for its $1.0 billion fund for Bangladesh.

Here is the link.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Garment orders fall...

Garment orders fall, especially from debt-affected Eurozone, as the cautious EU buyers are deferring or placing reduced number of orders due to a prolonged debt crisis thereApart from a demand drop, the buyers are also offering lower prices. 

The news link on the issue. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Arguments against new banks...

Professor M.A. Taslim writes against Bangladesh Bank's note supporting new banks. Finally, one macroeconomist speaks out on this issues; lets forget about the motive, but concentrate on the logic that he provided.

Here is the link.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

India: An alternate export destination?

The Wall Street Journal reveals that the government of Bangladesh really expects increased exports to India to make up for slack demand from Europe and the U.S. for its textile output in the year ahead, as Finance Minister M.A. Muhith says. 

Is it possible? 

Here is the article from the Wall Street Journal.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dismal export performance!

Exports fell for the third straight month in May due to a plunged demand for RMG items from debt-crisis-affected Eurozone, On a year-in-year basis, export declined by 4.1% in May. However, exports grew by only 7.0% during July-May FY2012 to $21.98 billion, 7.5% lower than the periodic target for the same period.

Question: Is the government still hoping to achieve the preliminary estimates of 6.3% GDP growth with this dismal export performance given the fact the performance of overall industry sector and service sector is largely dependent on export performance?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

CPD's analysis on budget

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) responses to the National Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013, proposed by M.A. Muhith, the Finance Minister.

Link of the initial report.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Budget for FY2012-2013

Finance Minister A. M .A. Muhith proposed a new budget for FY2012-2013 yesterday in the parliament. The following link is related with budget announcement and for your information only.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bangladesh Economic Update, World Bank (May 2012)

World Bank, Dhaka Office publishes its Bangladesh Economic Update (May 2012) using latest government statistics of GDP growth and others. It talks on ongoing macroeconomic challenges such as inflationary pressures, higher fiscal deficit and strained balance of payment situation.

Link of the report.