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    US federal debt to climb beyond GDP in 2021, government estimates

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:39pm on February 12, 2021

    The United States will see its second-largest budget deficit since World War II this year, while the federal debt will continue to climb beyond GDP,...

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    Bangladesh GDP growth falls to 0.5pc in 2020: UN

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:42pm on January 26, 2021

    A United Nations report on Tuesday said that Bangladesh’s gross domestic product growth fell to 0.5 per cent in the calendar year 2020 due to...

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    World Bank projects 1.6pc GDP growth in 2021, Kamal refutes 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:51pm on January 06, 2021

    The World Bank on Wednesday iterated that the country’s gross domestic product would grow by 1.6 per cent in the financial year 2020-2021 due to...

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    DSE market cap to GDP remains low

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on January 02, 2021

    The ratio of the Dhaka Stock Exchange’s market capitalisation to the country’s gross domestic product has remained very low compared with other countries. The ratio...

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    Inequality reduction required for inclusive development

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2020

    THIS December, the month of Bangladesh’s 49th  victory, all the important indicators of the country continue to tell the world that Bangladesh has become a...

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    Japan exits recession as GDP grows 5pc in Q3

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:25pm on November 16, 2020

    Japan’s economy exited recession in the third quarter, growing a better-than-expected 5.0 per cent, government data showed on Monday, following a record contraction. A rise...

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    Govt deprives most people of economic growth benefits: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:15pm on October 15, 2020

    Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan on Thursday said that most people of the country were deprived of the benefits of...

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    Bangladesh set to beat India in per capita GDP: report

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49pm on October 14, 2020

    In per capita GDP terms, India was significantly above Bangladesh until few years ago, but the gap has been substantially closed owing to the latter’s...

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    World Bank projects GDP growth to slump to 1.6pc in FY21

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:25pm on October 08, 2020

    The World Bank on Thursday projected that Bangladesh economy would grow by 1.6 per cent in the current fiscal year 2020-2021 due to negative impacts...

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    Job creation, GDP targets to be scaled back 

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 12:12am on September 28, 2020

    The government is set to backtrack on its initial targets for the Eighth Five-Year Plan, including of job creation and GDP growth, amid the lingering...