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Bangladesh Infrastructure Investment Plan for 2014-15 | Part 1

Bangladesh Infrastructure Investment Plan for 2014-15 | Part 1

Bangladesh, with its vision to become a middle income country by 2021, has been waiting for prudent actions to steer an economic recovery for continuation of economic progress. Thus the budget for 2014-2015 has been set against this backdrop to face major economic challenges such as–decelerated economic growth due to stagnant investment, supply side constraints like inadequate(…)

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The budget conundrum – is it too big to be true?

The budget conundrum – is it too big to be true?

The budget for the FY2013-14 has made history in terms of its size, currently standing at Tk2.22tn (16% increase from FY2012-13) and a 275 fold increase from the first budget in FY1972-73. Despite the optimism and confidence exuded by our octogenarian finance minister, the fact remains that the budget target is deemed over ambitious, considering(…)

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