Bangladesh second to Sri Lanka in South Asia in economic growth during 2012

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Bangladesh is second in South Asia, just behind Sri Lanka which tops the region in economic growth during 2012 [World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013]. The report “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013” says that growth in South Asia in 2012 was the slowest in the region in the last ten years – due to inflation, political uncertainty, energy crisis and weakening investor confidence. Growth in South Asia – placed at 4.4 percent in 2012 -- was the lowest in the region during the last ten years – all because of inflation, political uncertainty, fuel and investment crisis, says a United Nations report putting expectations at it to speed up in 2013.It forecast a 6.3 percent growth for Bangladesh in 2013 and 5.7 percent in 2014. The report said Bangladesh has had strong growth in private investment and consumption backed by steady rise in remittance inflow that boosted growth.It said although Bangladesh and other countries had netted higher remittance inflow, South Asia is struggling with ‘deep-rooted’ structural challenges in labor markets caused by low-productivity jobs, low female participation, unemployment and large number of working poor. The report concluded that global and regional economic weakness will continue to challenge South Asia’s economy.

Sayed Farrukh Ahmed
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Nice to know this Sir.

is the ranking based on only private investment and remittance flow or it included some other aspects like employment, literacy, and other indicators of economic growth?

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Thanks to you,,sir for the information!
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thank you for the notify