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Investment Intricacies and Fiscal Fuzz

A Rapid Assessment of National Budget 2013-14 

INVESTMENT INTRICACIES AND FISCAL FUZZ-2013-14

The current budget is tabled in the backdrop of three major challenges: economic growth is decelerating due to stagnant investment and productivity growth, fiscal deficit is crowding out investment while not augmenting multiplier effect by removing supply side bottlenecks, and social sector spending is increasing but at a decreasing rate. This rapid assessment primarily reviews the policy measures introduced for FY 2013-14 to ascertain whether these could stimulate economic recovery to create more jobs, reduce poverty and lessen inequality. This also examines the feasibility of budgetary targets and probes into any possible sources of tensions between fiscal and monetary policies.

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MONETARY POLICY: EVIDENCE BASED?

Bangladesh Monthly Economic Update: January 2013

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The current issue of the Bangladesh Economic Update focuses on the recently announced six-monthly Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) by the Bangladesh Bank for the second half of the current fiscal year of 2012-2013. This Update investigates into effectiveness of the prescribed policy instruments in attainment of three core objectives of the current MPS in light of past experiences. The assigned objectives of the central bank are: (i) limiting the domestic credit growth to levels consistent with the FY 2012-13 single digit CPI inflation target (ii) ensuring that productive growth-conducive activities are not hampered by access to credit and (iii) preserving external sector stability including building reserves to more comfortable levels.

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HALF YEARLY ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMY OF BANGLADESH

Bangladesh Economic Update: December 2012

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The current issue of Bangladesh Economic Update focuses on the overall economic condition of Bangladesh at the half way stage of FY 2012-13. This December also marks the end of the penultimate year of the current regime. This issue investigates the sector wise performance of the current fiscal year in light of the targets set in the annual budget, Medium Term Macroeconomic Framework (MTMF) and other national plans, policies and goals. It also attempts to explore the current implementation status of the Annual Development Programme(ADP) and makes projection thereof.

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INDUSTRIAL SECTOR OF BANGLADESH: STATUS QUO OR RE-VISIONING?

Bangladesh Economic Update: February 2013

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The present issue of the Bangladesh Economic Update focuses on current situation of industrial sector in Bangladesh. The industrial sector calls for attention for a number of major challenges in recent time the sector faces, besides long-running neglect of addressing the structural bottlenecks in the backdrop of policy makers’ apathy of having strong and active industrial policy and the paradigmatic swing in favour of trade liberalization and export orientation.

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CAPITAL MARKET

Bangladesh Economic Update : March 2013 

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The current issue of the Bangladesh Economic Update makes an attempt to understand the reasons for the continuous fall in capital market. The main reasons for failing to revive confidence amongst investors are due to non-implementation of commitments made to resuscitate the market, failure in taking actions against the individuals involved in the crash, lack of zero-tolerance in regulatory oversights. These have manifested in inadequate supply of liquidity in the market.

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