Zahid Hussain

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Zahid Hussain said : “High path dependency in lower-income households implies that households that were already poor in 2018 may have experienced a poverty trap and thus remained poor in 2020,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Now is not the time to use the reverse repo as the excess liquidity has not yet created a risk to inflation,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If the decline is a reflection of restrained funding of low priority projects, it is in fact good news," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The results achieved in the first half of the current fiscal year is exceptional. This could be because of increased freedom allowed in the use of the money whitened," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "This has had a good impact on general inflation," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "But, the government will have to lay great emphasis on exporting manpower abroad in order to keep remittance inflow stable," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, January 4, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Growth is not a major concern during situations like this. Managing to survive is the most important thing," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is an indicator of recession. However, it has both negative and positive aspects,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “There will not be any sustainable economic recovery from the recession for the next six months,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 28, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The recovery in manufacturing appears to have slowed in August, except in fertiliser and cotton textiles. This is due to weak external and domestic demand," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 24, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If the federal government doesn't ban the imports and allow the export of the two vegetables, we will seal the borders of Sindh, barring trucks carrying imported tomatoes and potatoes from entering the province," External link

tribune Sunday, December 20, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “There will not be any sustainable economic recovery from the recession for the next six months,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “I would not say there has been significant change in the relationship, but certainly some ice has been broken,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, December 4, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "In brief, we can say that the indicators of the BoP are a signal of the weak economic recovery," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is an indicator of recession. However, it has both negative and positive aspects,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “There may be some suggestion from other countries for Pakistan to recognise Israel, but there is also an internal debate ongoing on this question for a very long time within the Pakistani establishment, that Pakistan should have some kind of relationship with Israel,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “The country’s commercial banks except for Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) have less experience in providing agriculture loans,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "These are areas where the policy implementors can make a difference if only they could tear apart bureaucratic red tapes and speed up decision-making," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The second wave would be more painful than the first one and it would rub salt into the wound," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The second wave would undo the economic gains and the economy might face the W-shaped recovery," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If the mobility shrinks, there would be contraction on both demand and supply sides," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain argued ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Since we are not an economic superpower, we have to avail trade facilities under an international agency like WTO. Hence, Joe Biden would be better for Bangladesh as he honours the multilateral trading system,” “We hope there will be stability internationally, which would bring benefits also in bilateral trade,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Import of capital machinery and intermediate goods has dropped alarmingly, shrinking the trade deficit significantly in the first quarter," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 2, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The demand of investment and consumption has been very weak in the recent period due to the economic meltdown," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 2, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It’s a matter of concern,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 2, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But now, there is clearly a slowdown,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 2, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "What is a little puzzling is that the price has increased despite a good boro harvest and reasonably adequate public stocks. Floods may have been one contributing factor. A shift in demand towards coarse rice because of the decreased incomes of the middle class may also have contributed," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “A half-cooked food can be termed as 50% progress made but it cannot be consumed. Similarly, there are lots of initiatives taken to improve the ease of doing business, and these initiatives are in progress but have not been able to touch the finish line yet,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Unless the government accelerates the pace of reforms in regulations such as taxation, land registration and institutional reforms, it might lose some edge,” “Physical infrastructural projects should be completed within their deadlines,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “A half-cooked food can be termed as 50% progress made but it cannot be consumed. Similarly, there are lots of initiatives taken to improve the ease of doing business, and these initiatives are in progress but have not been able to touch the finish line yet,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, October 26, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Unless the government accelerates the pace of reforms in regulations such as taxation, land registration and institutional reforms, it might lose some edge,” “Physical infrastructural projects should be completed within their deadlines,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, October 26, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The sustainability of such high growth in the rest of the year can't, therefore, be taken for granted," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Aside from technical issues and the projection that Bangladesh will just be a notch richer than India this year, as well as five years later, for Bangladesh which started its independent journey 24 years later, this is a distinction worth savouring," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The BBS must be commended for the effort and the reduced lag in reporting price and wage data," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Expats now don't need to visit far-away marts, hold heavy grocery bags while walking or taking the subway or bus home," External link

koreatimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Distress in the banking has deepened for years and the ongoing slowdown has pushed this further," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The prospective entrepreneurs have to take initiatives, make some investments and go through procedures to start new businesses. With this, they have shown credible interest. So, it is a more meaningful data," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about The UK ) : “The UK, USA, and European countries are assuming that the second wave may be heavier than the first wave of Covid-19.These economies are yet to overcome the impact of the first wave of Covid-19,” “In the gulf, oil revenues dropped to the sediment. Therefore, many countries now have halted many government projects which were funded from the oil revenues. Many Bangladeshi migrant workers who were working in such government projects, are now unemployed,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “To some extent, there is some convergence of interest with the official lines of the Afghan and Pakistani government,” “It is in Pakistan’s interest for the talks to be successful. Pakistan has a huge stake in successful talks” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, October 2, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Expats now don't need to visit far-away marts, hold heavy grocery bags while walking or taking the subway or bus home," External link

koreatimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The economy has recently picked up but more time is needed to regain the full tempo," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 28, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “Chinese businesses are all over infrastructure development, power and telecoms,” External link

economist Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “we must involve Chinese people and attract investment from the country,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 14, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There has been a major change in the balance of payment in July, signalling both strengths and weaknesses in the economy," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 11, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Thus, the comfort on the financial side has increased," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 11, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The economy lost a large number of jobs in the formal and informal sector rather quickly. Some of these losses may never be recovered," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Defaulted loans may escalate further once the moratorium support is lifted, so the central bank should cautiously handle the whole process," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The year-on-year growth of credit to the private sector has increased from 8.6 per cent in June to 9.2 per cent in July, suggesting a turnaround," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "A more vigorous pursuit of efforts to reduce tax evasion and leakage as well as wasteful government expenditures are needed to contain the acceleration of government borrowing from the banking system," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Consumer spending on non-essentials has remained restrained," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "We can get benefits in case of importing hydroelectricity and in tourism. But from the regional trade perspective, it carries a symbolic value," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The biggest concern is the acceleration in prices of pharmaceutical products. Inflation in this category is in double digits since April," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "Local market prices are not reflecting these reductions," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "We are beginning to see the impact of the disruptions caused by the virus on manufacturing," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Besides, working capital financing constraints facing cottage and micro-enterprises need to be eased through better implementation of the fiscal stimulus packages," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The unemployed educated youth lack these skills. The government can help these youth reskill themselves through its technical training centres all over the country," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The investment estimate for fiscal 2019-20 is perhaps the hardest to understand," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "It is hard to imagine that the state-owned enterprises and local governments made up what the central government was unable to do on the investment front," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is amazing that the GDP estimate has remained invariant to new data," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "Contributions within the sector are fairly broad-based with the highest contribution from the transport sector. This is hard to reconcile with what happened in the economy during March-June," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is a remarkable achievement given the disruptions to production and trade caused by the virus," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The central bank in its MPS stated that the policy had been drawn up to recover the economy. But, we will be much too happy if the country could achieve a positive growth," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "What is needed therefore is a national strategy on flattening the virus curve. For this, cash support of this kind will keep a large number of people in home while the government should launch aggressive Covid-19 testing and contact tracing in areas where transmission rate is high," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 24, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Progress on automation of tax administration stalled from the very beginning of fiscal 2019-20. None of these helped revenue mobilisation," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "A large revenue shortfall relative to the budget target is almost inevitable. Much will depend on the pace of economic recovery, which, in turn, will depend on the trajectory of the virus," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain noted : “The sustainability of exports and economic recovery of the region will depend on how these countries control the spread of the virus,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is encouraging to see the finance division's proactivity in identifying sources of expenditure savings that will not hurt service delivery and implementation of high priority development projects. Travel is one such source," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The World Food Program has said that even if the world produces surplus food this year, due to the disruption in trade and distribution, many countries are at risk of famine," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 17, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "The two sectors the government should give the most priority to are health and social security. The social safety net should be broadened. Small businesses and poor people should reap the benefits of the budget," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 17, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

egyptindependent Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state," External link

startribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If all works are done by the finance division, then the central bank will have nothing to do," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Credit demand from private sector was also low last fiscal year. Despite the fact that banks had not lowered the interest rate on their lending products before April when the government imposed an interest rate cap of nine percent," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "The existing production system in garments and pharmaceuticals may need to be reconfigured to take advantage of the opportunities created by the need to combat the virus," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 6, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "This is not the time to cut the salary as it would badly hit other sectors," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Fall in deposits in Swiss banks does not ensure that money laundering has fallen. The launderers changed the route and channels. Instead of deposits, they make investments in restaurants, hotels, and apartments in countries like Thailand, Singapore, Canada, and many more,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 26, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The World Food Program has said that even if the world produces surplus food this year, due to the disruption in trade and distribution, many countries are at risk of famine," External link

dw-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "The two sectors the government should give the most priority to are health and social security. The social safety net should be broadened. Small businesses and poor people should reap the benefits of the budget," External link

dw-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The future of our economy will remain uncertain if we cannot improve the management system related to stopping the spread of coronavirus and if we cannot ensure a planned reopening,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The budget should allocate cash handouts for those who were already poor and the new poor,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “You see, business people cannot resume their economic activities due to health risks. If the health ministry due to its incapability cannot implement health related projects, other agencies should be involved with the plan,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There is no demand for fresh investment at this moment as both the local and global economies are going through a tough situation," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "But the existing situation is more critical than the previous ones as we do not know how long it will take to normalise the global economy," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Remittance has a strong correlation with the global market and vaccine is highly important to get rid of the falling trend," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "But the amount will not be good enough to tackle the crisis stemming from the BoP in the days ahead," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "Using this technology, the government can also think about disbursing other cash assistances and even small agricultural loans and also repayment can be done," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Next fiscal year is likely to be one of the most challenging ones for revenue mobilisation," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The growth is supposed to fall further in the last few months due to the ongoing recession. But how we can know the actual situation?" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : "Bangladesh has never framed a budget in such an uncertain environment since its independence," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "It should not be seen vaguely and you have to give attention to every single detail and prepare the budget," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “At this moment, the central bank has to take all kinds of initiatives to protect borrowers and small businesses. It will give some breathing space to the borrowers during this crisis period,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Social distancing cannot be maintained among the economically vulnerable people if we fail to give them social protection," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "This will hit hard Bangladesh's exports, remittances and foreign direct investment," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “But how the fund will help the farmers in harvesting the Boro paddy is the biggest challenge right now for the government,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Only dedicated Jamaatis with more than four months of association with the organisation are allowed to participate in the Jod,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Hundreds of delegates keep visiting the Markaz all through the year. The problem was that this time they were stuck there due to the cancellation of trains and flights because of the Janata Curfew and the sudden announcement of the lockdown. The embassies were duly informed about their visit, so it is wrong to say that the Markaz violated the lockdown,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The recent announced fiscal response in Bangladesh is in the right direction, though far from adequate," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The top policy priority at this stage is safety of public health. There can be no compromise on that front," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, March 23, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “In case of factory closure or inability of factory owners to pay wages, the government has to provide financial support, but there should be cross-checks as opportunists may take advantage,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, March 20, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Another concern is that there will be fall in consumer-oriented events such as marriage and other social gatherings, which contribute to domestic consumption," External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "They won't be remitting their funds back to Bangladesh as they would need the sums for their own survival," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It's advisable to not let our companion dog or cat roam freely outside in the present situation of virus outbreak,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is been more than four years I am running this shop here. With Vipin, I share a special bond for a long time. It is those negative forces that are inciting violence in the name of religion. Though everyone is celebrating Holi, but they are not feeling the same fervour this year due to the recent incidents in the area," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Food supply chains did not suffer any major disruption. Weak private sector credit growth may also have helped. However, non-food inflation is high," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : "The solution steps should be those which will address these two issues. For this, Bangladesh needs structural reforms in banking sector, which will curb the soaring default loans also," External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The 9% rate will only bring benefits for those, who will be able to avail loans at the given rate, while others will not reap any benefits from the cap on lending rate,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "A haphazard situation will be created if we now follow a fixed interest rate model," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain stated : "For almost a decade, he was the face of Pakistani militant groups, but the ambiguity surrounding the terms of his purported surrender raised suspicions of him being cleared – or declared 'white.'" External link

memrijttm Friday, February 21, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The big impact of the coronavirus outbreak will be on Bangladesh’s export oriented manufacturing industry, especially the apparel sector, as delayed arrival of imported raw materials will affect the timely delivery of the shipments of manufactured goods,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “To avoid long-term impact on the manufacturing industry, the government and the manufacturers must come up with alternative sources for imports” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The increasing trend of remittance has helped reduce the deficit in the current account balance. The trend would not sustain in the future,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The overall import, particularly those of capital machineries and raw materials which are the fundamental basis for local industrialization, which subsequently transforms into enhanced export earnings for the economy,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The PAMC will not work out at all if the habitual defaulters continue to enjoy impunity for their delinquency,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The central bank’s initiative will help reduce default loans for the time being. But this will not be the actual picture of the banking sector as rescheduled loans are treated as stressed assets, which are highly unrecoverable,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Peoples’ confidence in the banking sector will not be restored and the financial health of lenders will not improve in the true sense if the central bank conceals the figure of stressed assets,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The attempt to bring stability in the stock market by injecting funds has not been successful and it have proved that an artificial solution is unable to bring to life a dying stock market,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 13, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Clearly, the economy was overheating with aggregate demand boosted by sharp increases in public sector borrowing and remittances. Supply chain disruptions such as strikes by transport operators may also have contributed to price spikes at different times of the year,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The increasing trend of remittance has helped reduce the deficit in the current account balance. The trend would not sustain in the future,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The overall import, particularly those of capital machineries and raw materials are the fundamental basis for local industrialization, which subsequently transforms into enhanced export earnings for the economy,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This is not surprising at all,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “If the central bank caps the interest rates on industrial loans, it may affect the whole banking sector,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 30, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “There is no scope to hold back written-off loans unless and until default loans are checked,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Bangladesh’s main economic storyline in 2019 was soaring non-performing loans (NPLs) and lack of good governance in the financial sector, which made the banking sector sick, creating liquidity crisis and sending the private sector credit growth to nine-year low,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “It was assumed that the implementation of new VAT act would help augment revenue generation but it did not happen. In the first quarter of the FY20, the gap between the target and revenue collection widened,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “If the central bank caps the interest rates on industrial loans, it may affect the whole banking sector,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “If the central bank caps the interest rates on industrial loans, it may affect the whole banking sector,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 23, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Supply-side factors matter a lot here. We have a problem in the supply chain,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, December 23, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Consistency of the growth estimates with high frequency growth-related indicators remains an unresolved puzzle,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Explaining the rise in private investment rate when private sector credit growth declined from 16.9 percent in fiscal 2017-18 to 11.3 percent in fiscal 2018-19 is yet another challenge for analysts and observers,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain pointed out : “There is a mismatch between our educational institutes and job market. The job market wants such a skilled and quality manpower, which the educational institute cannot provide. There should be a bridge between educational institutes and job market,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It seems that they did not pay adequate attention deriving estimate of demand. They could not understand the gravity of the situation. There might be some sort of complacence among officials and they did not take the issue seriously,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “We had a bitter experience regarding rice in 2008 when India restricted shipment of the staple causing prices to shot up in Bangladesh,” “The lessons are: we have to keep diversified sources open so that we can import faster when necessary and we have to have a contingency planning in advance” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The overall import, particularly those of capital machineries and raw materials are the fundamental basis for local industrialization, which subsequently transforms into enhanced export earnings for the economy,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it’s lifted, trouble will start,” External link

pakobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it’s lifted, trouble will start,” External link

pakobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It's amusing to watch the maulana on-screen with his voice muted -- 'read my lips'," External link

business-standard Friday, October 25, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It's amusing to watch the maulana on-screen with his voice muted -- 'read my lips'," External link

irishsun Friday, October 25, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Mismatch between the skills demanded and the skills supplied is another major reason for underemployment in Bangladesh. Many college graduates with master’s degrees in subjects not in high demand in the job market take what they get,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Underemployment has effects similar to those of unemployment. Both underpin low living standards,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain writes : “Aafia had disappeared from Karachi in March 2003 after the arrest of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with whom she had close ties. After divorcing her first husband in 2003, she had married a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who himself was later arrested and sent to the US government’s Guantanamo Bay detention camp” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The biggest Indian in Kashmir has been slapped with PSA,” External link

news18 Monday, September 16, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Hamza was more of a symbolic leader and was not of a kind who could revitalize Al-Qaeda,” External link

arabnews Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain maintains : "When such a weak bank will be taken over by a stronger bank, the intermediation would be stronger under the new management. When this would happen in big volumes, the wheel of the economy would cycle with more frequency," "Merger of banks is a fair practice in developed economies. It is intended for the welfare of both the banks," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This is causing erosion of euro liquid assets,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain points out : "SoBs are bearing operation cost in delivering services but they are not being paid for that. The banks may be allowed to charge a certain amount in fees for each of the services. These fees may help raise banks’ income," External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 26, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “one can get away by not paying back loans,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 23, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it's lifted, trouble will start," External link

news-lk Monday, August 19, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it's lifted, trouble will start," External link

bbc Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Foreign loan repayment is not a burden for Bangladesh at this moment,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 5, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "This 11.29% credit rise will not support desired GDP growth. The private sector must get higher credit. Now the question is wherefrom the money would come?" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Excise tax on bank accounts in Bangladesh has some progressivity but only weakly so. But it is subversive to the financial inclusion agenda and a disincentive for channelising small savings into large investments through the formal banking system. The costs far outweigh the benefits,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "I think this time [the crackdown] is serious because there is a lot of pressure from FATF," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, July 22, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain points out : "In new tariff list, there is a good number of products, which Bangladesh can produces. So, we need to be prepared quickly to take the advantage as the it may not last long," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 12, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted," External link

dw-en Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This is very insignificant. It may be that holders of black money have taken the matter lightly because of amnesty given by successive governments,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “At the same time, they have to be sure that nobody will ask questions. If there is possibility of investigation by other agencies, a major chunk of the money will not be disclosed,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “With poor economic management the government has emptied the pockets of common man; kept stomachs hungry with inflation and now they are trying to push them into darkness,” External link

thenews-pk Monday, July 8, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain asked : “Could we not achieve the same objectives by allowing correction in the existing overvaluation of the taka?” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain warned : “The first generation of locusts has already caused around Rs500 million to Rs600 million loss to the crops. The second generation, if it manages to grow in far larger number over the next week, will wreak havoc on the crops,” External link

tribune Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The banking sector faces liquidity crisis owing to various reason. High amount of non-performing loans (NPLs) in the sector is one of them. These defaulted loans cannot increase. On the other hand, the recovery of defaulted loans should increase as well” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 14, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The size of the budget deficit is not big. But source of financing is important,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Foreign loan repayment is not a burden for Bangladesh at this moment. It may put pressure on the economy after five to six years when repayment of big and supplier credit loans will start,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "With more than one-third of the country's urban population living in Dhaka, it is one of the world's most densely populated cities. Due to inadequate infrastructure, lack of public amenities and severe traffic congestion, the residents face many difficulties in their everyday lives," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Clearly, recapitalisation alone can’t solve the fundamental problem of poor governance and management in these banks,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Pakistan seems to be quite desperate to find a way forward, also because of its economic situation and external pressures," "There is certainly a willingness to move forward from Pakistan" External link

aljazeera-en Friday, May 24, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “A stronger focus on faster inequality reduction, especially in a country like Bangladesh, with still a very large number of poor people, will further enhance the power of economic growth to translate into poverty reduction and better opportunities for all,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The key problem is skill mismatch,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “College graduates often lack relevant skills valued by employers. The core of the problem is on the supply side, reflected in the form of inadequacies of quality and weak relevance of education and skills of college graduates,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The results of this survey clearly demonstrate that the current subject-wise distribution of student enrolment in colleges are not well aligned with the employers’ preferences of expertise of job candidates,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This accounts for the decline in the proportion of employment in non-agriculture sector, as reported in HIES,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 13, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The key problem is skill mismatch,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “College graduates often lack relevant skills valued by employers. The core of the problem is on the supply side, reflected in the form of inadequacies of quality and weak relevance of education and skills of college graduates,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The results of this survey clearly demonstrate that the current subject-wise distribution of student enrolment in colleges are not well aligned with the employers’ preferences of expertise of job candidates,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "After the UN sanction, Pakistan is required to take more effective action against Masood Azhar including restricting his movement and clampdown on the activities of JeM," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It cannot be in Pakistan's interest, in any way, [for attacks to occur], even if Pakistan is very stupid," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, April 22, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “High tax rates, multiple tax rates, complexity of tax laws, corruption among tax collectors and inefficient tax authorities are the main causes of tax evasion,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Frequent change in decisions on price hike of fuel, electricity, gas and bank interest rate leave entrepreneurs in a dilemma when it comes to taking decisions for further investment,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The foreign exchange reserves have been stagnant for a while, which was not the case before,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The regular courts lack the capability to handle terrorism cases," "We either have to strengthen the legal system or they need to find a way to extend the military courts" External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, April 1, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The regular courts lack the capability to handle terrorism cases," "We either have to strengthen the legal system or they need to find a way to extend the military courts" External link

charlotteobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The regular courts lack the capability to handle terrorism cases,” “We either have to strengthen the legal system or they need to find a way to extend the military courts” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 1, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Expectations will be high not just because it will be the new finance minister's first budget but also because it will be seen as the first concrete manifestation of how the government will go about fulfilling the pledges made in its election manifesto,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Whether or not the size of the budget is Tk 5 lakh crore or less is not what matters for the economy,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It will indeed be refreshing if we see a shift in emphasis from the sheer size of the original budget to greater focus on expenditure prioritisation, revenue mobilisation and improving implementation,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “We would like to see a budget that sets expenditure and financing targets based on historic performance, economic conditions and stakeholder expectations. In short, we would like to see a budget that marries good economics with good politics,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The growth therefore appears to have come from increased efficiency of capital as indicated by a decline in the incremental capital-output ratio from 3.97 last year to 3.88 this year,” “Explaining the increased efficiency of capital is a bit of a puzzle, particularly when viewed against Bangladesh's rather low and almost unchanged ranking on the Ease of Doing Business and Global Competitiveness Index indicators,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The growth therefore appears to have come from increased efficiency of capital as indicated by a decline in the incremental capital-output ratio from 3.97 last year to 3.88 this year,” “Explaining the increased efficiency of capital is a bit of a puzzle, particularly when viewed against Bangladesh's rather low and almost unchanged ranking on the Ease of Doing Business and Global Competitiveness Index indicators,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Pakistan does not have a vote at the United Nations Security Council, and what I saw from the Chinese statement there does not appear to be a major change in their stance," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

fox13memphis Friday, March 8, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 8, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

kiro7 Friday, March 8, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

wsoctv Friday, March 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

msn-uk Friday, March 8, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

arabnews Friday, March 8, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

wacotrib Friday, March 8, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

wftv Friday, March 8, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

seattlepi Friday, March 8, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

fox13memphis Friday, March 8, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

thenewstribune Friday, March 8, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so,” “Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan’s own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 8, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

heraldonline Friday, March 8, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

tri-cityherald Friday, March 8, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

startribune Friday, March 8, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

charlotteobserver Friday, March 8, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Inflation edged up marginally in February due to an increase in food inflation in rural areas,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The increases in both food and non-food inflation in January relative to December predominantly reflect the increases in food inflation in rural areas and non-food inflation in urban areas,” “These could be reflecting demand pressures on prices due to election-related boost in private spending and a large increase in remittances in January” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “can afford brinkmanship given its growing global influence,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is the first time that the Saudis have made this kind of investment in Pakistan,” External link

laht Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "He offered cooperation, he still wants dialogue. His last sentence is very clear: if India takes any action, it will be responded," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "He offered cooperation, he still wants dialogue. His last sentence is very clear: if India takes any action, it will be responded," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The interesting thing about this trip is that the relationship has taken another dimension. From strategic military-to-military, it has taken the dimension of economic cooperation,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The interesting thing about this trip is that the relationship has taken another dimension. From strategic military-to-military, it has taken the dimension of economic cooperation," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Saudi ) : "The changing situation is that Saudi is now in this diplomatic offensive, not just with Pakistan, but with India and China, too," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, February 18, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Pakistan is already a strategic partner, so what else would change?" External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Although it is positive, the amount of FDI is not enough considering the size of the Bangladesh’s economy” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain explained ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “The question is, will the growth momentum sustain or continue? Sustainability will depend on the investment climate and for this, Bangladesh will have to improve port capacity and service quality,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It takes months of ‘freedom training’ before a rescued workers finds the confidence to even speak up,” External link

scmp Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It takes months of 'freedom training' before a rescued workers finds the confidence to even speak up," External link

trust Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It takes months of 'freedom training' before a rescued workers finds the confidence to even speak up," External link

trust2 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain explained : "Private sector investment still remains stagnant, which is needed for employment generation. It means, Bangladesh failed to capitalize on the economic growth in attracting investment and creating jobs," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “exposed itself to allegations of conducting a political witch hunt,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:11:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “exposed itself to allegations of conducting a political witch hunt,” External link

arabnews Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:54:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "The action against armed groups happened in a patchwork," "Some groups were targeted, but generally the campaign to curb extremism has fallen short of expectations" External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain adds : “Our hyper-animated information minister described how proud the prime minister and cabinet ministers were at the honour of meeting ‘the command of the world’s best army’,” External link

outlookindia Friday, December 14, 2018 10:31:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "What's absolutely key to these new experiments is that they will be carried out in actual, operating conditions--in a working electrochemical cell," External link

esciencenews Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is a tricky situation. There is no clear national policy on the JuD,” External link

thehindu Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption,” External link

gulfnews Friday, October 27, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption,” External link

arabnews Friday, October 27, 2017 1:47:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 27, 2017 12:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption,” External link

reuters-in Friday, October 27, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption," External link

economictimes Friday, October 27, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : “The perception here is whatever they do, it is not going to please the Americans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:05:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups,” “The perception here is whatever they do, it is not going to please the Americans” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : “I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups,” External link

egyptindependent Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups,” “The perception here is whatever they do, it is not going to please the Americans” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Pakistan Muslim ) : “This is not how mainstreaming of a banned militant organisation is done. It will create more problems for Pakistan,” External link

thehindu Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:40:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Pakistan Muslim ) : “This is not how mainstreaming of a banned militant organisation is done. It will create more problems for Pakistan,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 23, 2017 6:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Pakistan Muslim ) : “This is not how mainstreaming of a banned militant organisation is done. It will create more problems for Pakistan,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain recalled : “My trip to Musandam was a truly amazing journey,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Please do enjoy the most lovely of drives throughout the beautiful corniche of Musandam, until you reach Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE,” “Do also enjoy sailing on a dhow, spending your day seeing Musandam and the beautiful islands around it” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT



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Zahid Hussain said : “High path dependency in lower-income households implies that households that were already poor in 2018 may have experienced a poverty trap and thus remained poor in 2020,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Now is not the time to use the reverse repo as the excess liquidity has not yet created a risk to inflation,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If the decline is a reflection of restrained funding of low priority projects, it is in fact good news," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The results achieved in the first half of the current fiscal year is exceptional. This could be because of increased freedom allowed in the use of the money whitened," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "This has had a good impact on general inflation," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "But, the government will have to lay great emphasis on exporting manpower abroad in order to keep remittance inflow stable," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, January 4, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Growth is not a major concern during situations like this. Managing to survive is the most important thing," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is an indicator of recession. However, it has both negative and positive aspects,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “There will not be any sustainable economic recovery from the recession for the next six months,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 28, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The recovery in manufacturing appears to have slowed in August, except in fertiliser and cotton textiles. This is due to weak external and domestic demand," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 24, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If the federal government doesn't ban the imports and allow the export of the two vegetables, we will seal the borders of Sindh, barring trucks carrying imported tomatoes and potatoes from entering the province," External link

tribune Sunday, December 20, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “There will not be any sustainable economic recovery from the recession for the next six months,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “I would not say there has been significant change in the relationship, but certainly some ice has been broken,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, December 4, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "In brief, we can say that the indicators of the BoP are a signal of the weak economic recovery," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is an indicator of recession. However, it has both negative and positive aspects,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “There may be some suggestion from other countries for Pakistan to recognise Israel, but there is also an internal debate ongoing on this question for a very long time within the Pakistani establishment, that Pakistan should have some kind of relationship with Israel,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “The country’s commercial banks except for Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) have less experience in providing agriculture loans,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "These are areas where the policy implementors can make a difference if only they could tear apart bureaucratic red tapes and speed up decision-making," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The second wave would be more painful than the first one and it would rub salt into the wound," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The second wave would undo the economic gains and the economy might face the W-shaped recovery," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If the mobility shrinks, there would be contraction on both demand and supply sides," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain argued ( about Joseph Biden ) : “Since we are not an economic superpower, we have to avail trade facilities under an international agency like WTO. Hence, Joe Biden would be better for Bangladesh as he honours the multilateral trading system,” “We hope there will be stability internationally, which would bring benefits also in bilateral trade,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Import of capital machinery and intermediate goods has dropped alarmingly, shrinking the trade deficit significantly in the first quarter," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 2, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The demand of investment and consumption has been very weak in the recent period due to the economic meltdown," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 2, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It’s a matter of concern,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 2, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But now, there is clearly a slowdown,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 2, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “But the expatriate Bangladeshis still need to send in money home and they turned to the legal channel,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “Of course, there is the flood effect, Hajj effect and returnees bringing their savings home, but none can explain such an increase as witnessed since July other than the switch to a legal channel for sending money home,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "What is a little puzzling is that the price has increased despite a good boro harvest and reasonably adequate public stocks. Floods may have been one contributing factor. A shift in demand towards coarse rice because of the decreased incomes of the middle class may also have contributed," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “A half-cooked food can be termed as 50% progress made but it cannot be consumed. Similarly, there are lots of initiatives taken to improve the ease of doing business, and these initiatives are in progress but have not been able to touch the finish line yet,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Unless the government accelerates the pace of reforms in regulations such as taxation, land registration and institutional reforms, it might lose some edge,” “Physical infrastructural projects should be completed within their deadlines,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “A half-cooked food can be termed as 50% progress made but it cannot be consumed. Similarly, there are lots of initiatives taken to improve the ease of doing business, and these initiatives are in progress but have not been able to touch the finish line yet,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, October 26, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Unless the government accelerates the pace of reforms in regulations such as taxation, land registration and institutional reforms, it might lose some edge,” “Physical infrastructural projects should be completed within their deadlines,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, October 26, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The sustainability of such high growth in the rest of the year can't, therefore, be taken for granted," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Aside from technical issues and the projection that Bangladesh will just be a notch richer than India this year, as well as five years later, for Bangladesh which started its independent journey 24 years later, this is a distinction worth savouring," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The BBS must be commended for the effort and the reduced lag in reporting price and wage data," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Expats now don't need to visit far-away marts, hold heavy grocery bags while walking or taking the subway or bus home," External link

koreatimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Distress in the banking has deepened for years and the ongoing slowdown has pushed this further," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The prospective entrepreneurs have to take initiatives, make some investments and go through procedures to start new businesses. With this, they have shown credible interest. So, it is a more meaningful data," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about The UK ) : “The UK, USA, and European countries are assuming that the second wave may be heavier than the first wave of Covid-19.These economies are yet to overcome the impact of the first wave of Covid-19,” “In the gulf, oil revenues dropped to the sediment. Therefore, many countries now have halted many government projects which were funded from the oil revenues. Many Bangladeshi migrant workers who were working in such government projects, are now unemployed,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “To some extent, there is some convergence of interest with the official lines of the Afghan and Pakistani government,” “It is in Pakistan’s interest for the talks to be successful. Pakistan has a huge stake in successful talks” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, October 2, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Expats now don't need to visit far-away marts, hold heavy grocery bags while walking or taking the subway or bus home," External link

koreatimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The economy has recently picked up but more time is needed to regain the full tempo," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 28, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “Chinese businesses are all over infrastructure development, power and telecoms,” External link

economist Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “we must involve Chinese people and attract investment from the country,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 14, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There has been a major change in the balance of payment in July, signalling both strengths and weaknesses in the economy," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 11, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Thus, the comfort on the financial side has increased," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, September 11, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The economy lost a large number of jobs in the formal and informal sector rather quickly. Some of these losses may never be recovered," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Defaulted loans may escalate further once the moratorium support is lifted, so the central bank should cautiously handle the whole process," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The year-on-year growth of credit to the private sector has increased from 8.6 per cent in June to 9.2 per cent in July, suggesting a turnaround," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "A more vigorous pursuit of efforts to reduce tax evasion and leakage as well as wasteful government expenditures are needed to contain the acceleration of government borrowing from the banking system," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 7, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Consumer spending on non-essentials has remained restrained," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "We can get benefits in case of importing hydroelectricity and in tourism. But from the regional trade perspective, it carries a symbolic value," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The biggest concern is the acceleration in prices of pharmaceutical products. Inflation in this category is in double digits since April," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "Local market prices are not reflecting these reductions," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "We are beginning to see the impact of the disruptions caused by the virus on manufacturing," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Besides, working capital financing constraints facing cottage and micro-enterprises need to be eased through better implementation of the fiscal stimulus packages," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The unemployed educated youth lack these skills. The government can help these youth reskill themselves through its technical training centres all over the country," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The investment estimate for fiscal 2019-20 is perhaps the hardest to understand," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "It is hard to imagine that the state-owned enterprises and local governments made up what the central government was unable to do on the investment front," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is amazing that the GDP estimate has remained invariant to new data," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "Contributions within the sector are fairly broad-based with the highest contribution from the transport sector. This is hard to reconcile with what happened in the economy during March-June," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is a remarkable achievement given the disruptions to production and trade caused by the virus," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The central bank in its MPS stated that the policy had been drawn up to recover the economy. But, we will be much too happy if the country could achieve a positive growth," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "What is needed therefore is a national strategy on flattening the virus curve. For this, cash support of this kind will keep a large number of people in home while the government should launch aggressive Covid-19 testing and contact tracing in areas where transmission rate is high," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 24, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Progress on automation of tax administration stalled from the very beginning of fiscal 2019-20. None of these helped revenue mobilisation," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "A large revenue shortfall relative to the budget target is almost inevitable. Much will depend on the pace of economic recovery, which, in turn, will depend on the trajectory of the virus," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain noted : “The sustainability of exports and economic recovery of the region will depend on how these countries control the spread of the virus,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is encouraging to see the finance division's proactivity in identifying sources of expenditure savings that will not hurt service delivery and implementation of high priority development projects. Travel is one such source," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The World Food Program has said that even if the world produces surplus food this year, due to the disruption in trade and distribution, many countries are at risk of famine," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 17, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "The two sectors the government should give the most priority to are health and social security. The social safety net should be broadened. Small businesses and poor people should reap the benefits of the budget," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 17, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

egyptindependent Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state," External link

startribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Imran Khan no doubt wants a more tolerant Pakistan, wants more accommodation for minorities, but the problem is he nullifies all of this by empowering extremist elements, so much so that it seems they can dictate to the state,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "If all works are done by the finance division, then the central bank will have nothing to do," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Credit demand from private sector was also low last fiscal year. Despite the fact that banks had not lowered the interest rate on their lending products before April when the government imposed an interest rate cap of nine percent," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "The existing production system in garments and pharmaceuticals may need to be reconfigured to take advantage of the opportunities created by the need to combat the virus," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 6, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "This is not the time to cut the salary as it would badly hit other sectors," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Fall in deposits in Swiss banks does not ensure that money laundering has fallen. The launderers changed the route and channels. Instead of deposits, they make investments in restaurants, hotels, and apartments in countries like Thailand, Singapore, Canada, and many more,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 26, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The World Food Program has said that even if the world produces surplus food this year, due to the disruption in trade and distribution, many countries are at risk of famine," External link

dw-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "The two sectors the government should give the most priority to are health and social security. The social safety net should be broadened. Small businesses and poor people should reap the benefits of the budget," External link

dw-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The future of our economy will remain uncertain if we cannot improve the management system related to stopping the spread of coronavirus and if we cannot ensure a planned reopening,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The budget should allocate cash handouts for those who were already poor and the new poor,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “You see, business people cannot resume their economic activities due to health risks. If the health ministry due to its incapability cannot implement health related projects, other agencies should be involved with the plan,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There is no demand for fresh investment at this moment as both the local and global economies are going through a tough situation," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "But the existing situation is more critical than the previous ones as we do not know how long it will take to normalise the global economy," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Remittance has a strong correlation with the global market and vaccine is highly important to get rid of the falling trend," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "But the amount will not be good enough to tackle the crisis stemming from the BoP in the days ahead," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "Using this technology, the government can also think about disbursing other cash assistances and even small agricultural loans and also repayment can be done," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Next fiscal year is likely to be one of the most challenging ones for revenue mobilisation," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The growth is supposed to fall further in the last few months due to the ongoing recession. But how we can know the actual situation?" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : "Bangladesh has never framed a budget in such an uncertain environment since its independence," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "It should not be seen vaguely and you have to give attention to every single detail and prepare the budget," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “At this moment, the central bank has to take all kinds of initiatives to protect borrowers and small businesses. It will give some breathing space to the borrowers during this crisis period,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Social distancing cannot be maintained among the economically vulnerable people if we fail to give them social protection," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "This will hit hard Bangladesh's exports, remittances and foreign direct investment," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “But how the fund will help the farmers in harvesting the Boro paddy is the biggest challenge right now for the government,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Only dedicated Jamaatis with more than four months of association with the organisation are allowed to participate in the Jod,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Hundreds of delegates keep visiting the Markaz all through the year. The problem was that this time they were stuck there due to the cancellation of trains and flights because of the Janata Curfew and the sudden announcement of the lockdown. The embassies were duly informed about their visit, so it is wrong to say that the Markaz violated the lockdown,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The recent announced fiscal response in Bangladesh is in the right direction, though far from adequate," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The top policy priority at this stage is safety of public health. There can be no compromise on that front," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, March 23, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “In case of factory closure or inability of factory owners to pay wages, the government has to provide financial support, but there should be cross-checks as opportunists may take advantage,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, March 20, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Another concern is that there will be fall in consumer-oriented events such as marriage and other social gatherings, which contribute to domestic consumption," External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "They won't be remitting their funds back to Bangladesh as they would need the sums for their own survival," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It's advisable to not let our companion dog or cat roam freely outside in the present situation of virus outbreak,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It is been more than four years I am running this shop here. With Vipin, I share a special bond for a long time. It is those negative forces that are inciting violence in the name of religion. Though everyone is celebrating Holi, but they are not feeling the same fervour this year due to the recent incidents in the area," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Food supply chains did not suffer any major disruption. Weak private sector credit growth may also have helped. However, non-food inflation is high," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : "The solution steps should be those which will address these two issues. For this, Bangladesh needs structural reforms in banking sector, which will curb the soaring default loans also," External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The 9% rate will only bring benefits for those, who will be able to avail loans at the given rate, while others will not reap any benefits from the cap on lending rate,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : "A haphazard situation will be created if we now follow a fixed interest rate model," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain stated : "For almost a decade, he was the face of Pakistani militant groups, but the ambiguity surrounding the terms of his purported surrender raised suspicions of him being cleared – or declared 'white.'" External link

memrijttm Friday, February 21, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The big impact of the coronavirus outbreak will be on Bangladesh’s export oriented manufacturing industry, especially the apparel sector, as delayed arrival of imported raw materials will affect the timely delivery of the shipments of manufactured goods,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “To avoid long-term impact on the manufacturing industry, the government and the manufacturers must come up with alternative sources for imports” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The increasing trend of remittance has helped reduce the deficit in the current account balance. The trend would not sustain in the future,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The overall import, particularly those of capital machineries and raw materials which are the fundamental basis for local industrialization, which subsequently transforms into enhanced export earnings for the economy,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The PAMC will not work out at all if the habitual defaulters continue to enjoy impunity for their delinquency,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The central bank’s initiative will help reduce default loans for the time being. But this will not be the actual picture of the banking sector as rescheduled loans are treated as stressed assets, which are highly unrecoverable,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Peoples’ confidence in the banking sector will not be restored and the financial health of lenders will not improve in the true sense if the central bank conceals the figure of stressed assets,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The attempt to bring stability in the stock market by injecting funds has not been successful and it have proved that an artificial solution is unable to bring to life a dying stock market,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 13, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Clearly, the economy was overheating with aggregate demand boosted by sharp increases in public sector borrowing and remittances. Supply chain disruptions such as strikes by transport operators may also have contributed to price spikes at different times of the year,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The increasing trend of remittance has helped reduce the deficit in the current account balance. The trend would not sustain in the future,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The overall import, particularly those of capital machineries and raw materials are the fundamental basis for local industrialization, which subsequently transforms into enhanced export earnings for the economy,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This is not surprising at all,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “If the central bank caps the interest rates on industrial loans, it may affect the whole banking sector,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 30, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “There is no scope to hold back written-off loans unless and until default loans are checked,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Bangladesh’s main economic storyline in 2019 was soaring non-performing loans (NPLs) and lack of good governance in the financial sector, which made the banking sector sick, creating liquidity crisis and sending the private sector credit growth to nine-year low,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “It was assumed that the implementation of new VAT act would help augment revenue generation but it did not happen. In the first quarter of the FY20, the gap between the target and revenue collection widened,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “If the central bank caps the interest rates on industrial loans, it may affect the whole banking sector,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “If the central bank caps the interest rates on industrial loans, it may affect the whole banking sector,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 23, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Supply-side factors matter a lot here. We have a problem in the supply chain,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, December 23, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Consistency of the growth estimates with high frequency growth-related indicators remains an unresolved puzzle,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Explaining the rise in private investment rate when private sector credit growth declined from 16.9 percent in fiscal 2017-18 to 11.3 percent in fiscal 2018-19 is yet another challenge for analysts and observers,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain pointed out : “There is a mismatch between our educational institutes and job market. The job market wants such a skilled and quality manpower, which the educational institute cannot provide. There should be a bridge between educational institutes and job market,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It seems that they did not pay adequate attention deriving estimate of demand. They could not understand the gravity of the situation. There might be some sort of complacence among officials and they did not take the issue seriously,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “We had a bitter experience regarding rice in 2008 when India restricted shipment of the staple causing prices to shot up in Bangladesh,” “The lessons are: we have to keep diversified sources open so that we can import faster when necessary and we have to have a contingency planning in advance” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The overall import, particularly those of capital machineries and raw materials are the fundamental basis for local industrialization, which subsequently transforms into enhanced export earnings for the economy,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it’s lifted, trouble will start,” External link

pakobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it’s lifted, trouble will start,” External link

pakobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It's amusing to watch the maulana on-screen with his voice muted -- 'read my lips'," External link

business-standard Friday, October 25, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It's amusing to watch the maulana on-screen with his voice muted -- 'read my lips'," External link

irishsun Friday, October 25, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Mismatch between the skills demanded and the skills supplied is another major reason for underemployment in Bangladesh. Many college graduates with master’s degrees in subjects not in high demand in the job market take what they get,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Underemployment has effects similar to those of unemployment. Both underpin low living standards,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain writes : “Aafia had disappeared from Karachi in March 2003 after the arrest of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with whom she had close ties. After divorcing her first husband in 2003, she had married a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who himself was later arrested and sent to the US government’s Guantanamo Bay detention camp” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The biggest Indian in Kashmir has been slapped with PSA,” External link

news18 Monday, September 16, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Hamza was more of a symbolic leader and was not of a kind who could revitalize Al-Qaeda,” External link

arabnews Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain maintains : "When such a weak bank will be taken over by a stronger bank, the intermediation would be stronger under the new management. When this would happen in big volumes, the wheel of the economy would cycle with more frequency," "Merger of banks is a fair practice in developed economies. It is intended for the welfare of both the banks," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This is causing erosion of euro liquid assets,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain points out : "SoBs are bearing operation cost in delivering services but they are not being paid for that. The banks may be allowed to charge a certain amount in fees for each of the services. These fees may help raise banks’ income," External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 26, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “one can get away by not paying back loans,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 23, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it's lifted, trouble will start," External link

news-lk Monday, August 19, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "Kashmir is under siege at the moment. The moment it's lifted, trouble will start," External link

bbc Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Foreign loan repayment is not a burden for Bangladesh at this moment,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 5, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "This 11.29% credit rise will not support desired GDP growth. The private sector must get higher credit. Now the question is wherefrom the money would come?" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Excise tax on bank accounts in Bangladesh has some progressivity but only weakly so. But it is subversive to the financial inclusion agenda and a disincentive for channelising small savings into large investments through the formal banking system. The costs far outweigh the benefits,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "I think this time [the crackdown] is serious because there is a lot of pressure from FATF," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, July 22, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain points out : "In new tariff list, there is a good number of products, which Bangladesh can produces. So, we need to be prepared quickly to take the advantage as the it may not last long," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 12, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "There is not enough information as to the grounds on which the loans have been granted," External link

dw-en Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This is very insignificant. It may be that holders of black money have taken the matter lightly because of amnesty given by successive governments,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “At the same time, they have to be sure that nobody will ask questions. If there is possibility of investigation by other agencies, a major chunk of the money will not be disclosed,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : “With poor economic management the government has emptied the pockets of common man; kept stomachs hungry with inflation and now they are trying to push them into darkness,” External link

thenews-pk Monday, July 8, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain asked : “Could we not achieve the same objectives by allowing correction in the existing overvaluation of the taka?” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain warned : “The first generation of locusts has already caused around Rs500 million to Rs600 million loss to the crops. The second generation, if it manages to grow in far larger number over the next week, will wreak havoc on the crops,” External link

tribune Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The banking sector faces liquidity crisis owing to various reason. High amount of non-performing loans (NPLs) in the sector is one of them. These defaulted loans cannot increase. On the other hand, the recovery of defaulted loans should increase as well” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 14, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The size of the budget deficit is not big. But source of financing is important,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Foreign loan repayment is not a burden for Bangladesh at this moment. It may put pressure on the economy after five to six years when repayment of big and supplier credit loans will start,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "With more than one-third of the country's urban population living in Dhaka, it is one of the world's most densely populated cities. Due to inadequate infrastructure, lack of public amenities and severe traffic congestion, the residents face many difficulties in their everyday lives," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Clearly, recapitalisation alone can’t solve the fundamental problem of poor governance and management in these banks,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Pakistan seems to be quite desperate to find a way forward, also because of its economic situation and external pressures," "There is certainly a willingness to move forward from Pakistan" External link

aljazeera-en Friday, May 24, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “A stronger focus on faster inequality reduction, especially in a country like Bangladesh, with still a very large number of poor people, will further enhance the power of economic growth to translate into poverty reduction and better opportunities for all,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The key problem is skill mismatch,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “College graduates often lack relevant skills valued by employers. The core of the problem is on the supply side, reflected in the form of inadequacies of quality and weak relevance of education and skills of college graduates,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The results of this survey clearly demonstrate that the current subject-wise distribution of student enrolment in colleges are not well aligned with the employers’ preferences of expertise of job candidates,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “This accounts for the decline in the proportion of employment in non-agriculture sector, as reported in HIES,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 13, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The key problem is skill mismatch,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “College graduates often lack relevant skills valued by employers. The core of the problem is on the supply side, reflected in the form of inadequacies of quality and weak relevance of education and skills of college graduates,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The results of this survey clearly demonstrate that the current subject-wise distribution of student enrolment in colleges are not well aligned with the employers’ preferences of expertise of job candidates,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 10, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "After the UN sanction, Pakistan is required to take more effective action against Masood Azhar including restricting his movement and clampdown on the activities of JeM," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It cannot be in Pakistan's interest, in any way, [for attacks to occur], even if Pakistan is very stupid," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, April 22, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “High tax rates, multiple tax rates, complexity of tax laws, corruption among tax collectors and inefficient tax authorities are the main causes of tax evasion,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Frequent change in decisions on price hike of fuel, electricity, gas and bank interest rate leave entrepreneurs in a dilemma when it comes to taking decisions for further investment,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The foreign exchange reserves have been stagnant for a while, which was not the case before,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The regular courts lack the capability to handle terrorism cases," "We either have to strengthen the legal system or they need to find a way to extend the military courts" External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, April 1, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The regular courts lack the capability to handle terrorism cases," "We either have to strengthen the legal system or they need to find a way to extend the military courts" External link

charlotteobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The regular courts lack the capability to handle terrorism cases,” “We either have to strengthen the legal system or they need to find a way to extend the military courts” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 1, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Expectations will be high not just because it will be the new finance minister's first budget but also because it will be seen as the first concrete manifestation of how the government will go about fulfilling the pledges made in its election manifesto,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Whether or not the size of the budget is Tk 5 lakh crore or less is not what matters for the economy,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It will indeed be refreshing if we see a shift in emphasis from the sheer size of the original budget to greater focus on expenditure prioritisation, revenue mobilisation and improving implementation,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain added : “We would like to see a budget that sets expenditure and financing targets based on historic performance, economic conditions and stakeholder expectations. In short, we would like to see a budget that marries good economics with good politics,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The growth therefore appears to have come from increased efficiency of capital as indicated by a decline in the incremental capital-output ratio from 3.97 last year to 3.88 this year,” “Explaining the increased efficiency of capital is a bit of a puzzle, particularly when viewed against Bangladesh's rather low and almost unchanged ranking on the Ease of Doing Business and Global Competitiveness Index indicators,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The growth therefore appears to have come from increased efficiency of capital as indicated by a decline in the incremental capital-output ratio from 3.97 last year to 3.88 this year,” “Explaining the increased efficiency of capital is a bit of a puzzle, particularly when viewed against Bangladesh's rather low and almost unchanged ranking on the Ease of Doing Business and Global Competitiveness Index indicators,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Pakistan does not have a vote at the United Nations Security Council, and what I saw from the Chinese statement there does not appear to be a major change in their stance," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

fox13memphis Friday, March 8, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 8, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

kiro7 Friday, March 8, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

wsoctv Friday, March 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

msn-uk Friday, March 8, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

arabnews Friday, March 8, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

wacotrib Friday, March 8, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

wftv Friday, March 8, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

seattlepi Friday, March 8, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

fox13memphis Friday, March 8, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

thenewstribune Friday, March 8, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so,” “Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan’s own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 8, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

heraldonline Friday, March 8, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

tri-cityherald Friday, March 8, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

startribune Friday, March 8, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Various Pakistani governments have promised to take action against the many groups but have not done so," "Not only does it pose a danger to Pakistan's own national internal security, there is always the danger they will use Pakistani soil to launch an attack across the border" External link

charlotteobserver Friday, March 8, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Inflation edged up marginally in February due to an increase in food inflation in rural areas,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The increases in both food and non-food inflation in January relative to December predominantly reflect the increases in food inflation in rural areas and non-food inflation in urban areas,” “These could be reflecting demand pressures on prices due to election-related boost in private spending and a large increase in remittances in January” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “can afford brinkmanship given its growing global influence,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is the first time that the Saudis have made this kind of investment in Pakistan,” External link

laht Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "He offered cooperation, he still wants dialogue. His last sentence is very clear: if India takes any action, it will be responded," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "He offered cooperation, he still wants dialogue. His last sentence is very clear: if India takes any action, it will be responded," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “The interesting thing about this trip is that the relationship has taken another dimension. From strategic military-to-military, it has taken the dimension of economic cooperation,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "The interesting thing about this trip is that the relationship has taken another dimension. From strategic military-to-military, it has taken the dimension of economic cooperation," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Saudi ) : "The changing situation is that Saudi is now in this diplomatic offensive, not just with Pakistan, but with India and China, too," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, February 18, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "Pakistan is already a strategic partner, so what else would change?" External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “Although it is positive, the amount of FDI is not enough considering the size of the Bangladesh’s economy” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain explained ( about Bangladesh Bank ) : “The question is, will the growth momentum sustain or continue? Sustainability will depend on the investment climate and for this, Bangladesh will have to improve port capacity and service quality,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It takes months of ‘freedom training’ before a rescued workers finds the confidence to even speak up,” External link

scmp Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It takes months of 'freedom training' before a rescued workers finds the confidence to even speak up," External link

trust Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "It takes months of 'freedom training' before a rescued workers finds the confidence to even speak up," External link

trust2 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain explained : "Private sector investment still remains stagnant, which is needed for employment generation. It means, Bangladesh failed to capitalize on the economic growth in attracting investment and creating jobs," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “exposed itself to allegations of conducting a political witch hunt,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:11:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “exposed itself to allegations of conducting a political witch hunt,” External link

arabnews Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:54:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain says : "The action against armed groups happened in a patchwork," "Some groups were targeted, but generally the campaign to curb extremism has fallen short of expectations" External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:10:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain adds : “Our hyper-animated information minister described how proud the prime minister and cabinet ministers were at the honour of meeting ‘the command of the world’s best army’,” External link

outlookindia Friday, December 14, 2018 10:31:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : "What's absolutely key to these new experiments is that they will be carried out in actual, operating conditions--in a working electrochemical cell," External link

esciencenews Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:19:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “It is a tricky situation. There is no clear national policy on the JuD,” External link

thehindu Saturday, November 25, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption,” External link

gulfnews Friday, October 27, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption,” External link

arabnews Friday, October 27, 2017 1:47:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 27, 2017 12:34:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : “Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption,” External link

reuters-in Friday, October 27, 2017 11:58:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Most of the youngsters like Imran Khan and believe he can steer the country out of crisis and stop corruption," External link

economictimes Friday, October 27, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : “The perception here is whatever they do, it is not going to please the Americans,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:05:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups,” “The perception here is whatever they do, it is not going to please the Americans” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : “I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups,” External link

egyptindependent Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:35:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups,” “The perception here is whatever they do, it is not going to please the Americans” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain told : "I think they would like to assure to the Americans that they are sincere and they are taking action against some of the groups," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:53:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Pakistan Muslim ) : “This is not how mainstreaming of a banned militant organisation is done. It will create more problems for Pakistan,” External link

thehindu Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:40:00 AM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Pakistan Muslim ) : “This is not how mainstreaming of a banned militant organisation is done. It will create more problems for Pakistan,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 23, 2017 6:56:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said ( about Pakistan Muslim ) : “This is not how mainstreaming of a banned militant organisation is done. It will create more problems for Pakistan,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:20:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain recalled : “My trip to Musandam was a truly amazing journey,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Zahid Hussain said : “Please do enjoy the most lovely of drives throughout the beautiful corniche of Musandam, until you reach Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE,” “Do also enjoy sailing on a dhow, spending your day seeing Musandam and the beautiful islands around it” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
analyst17.57%EN11/28/201728/11/2017
political analyst5.44%EN11/28/201728/11/2017
journalist4.60%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
economist1.67%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
commentator1.26%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
political commentator1.26%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
former doorman2.09%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
doorman2.09%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
ceo0.84%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
administrator0.84%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
author0.84%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
expert3.77%EN05/12/201712/05/2017
secretary2.51%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
assistant professor15.06%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
professor5.02%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
relative0.42%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
senior journalist7.11%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
analista0.84%PT11/13/201613/11/2016
éditorialiste0.84%FR09/01/201601/09/2016
prosecutor15.90%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
employee0.84%EN08/20/201620/08/2016
private firm employee0.84%EN08/20/201620/08/2016
general secretary0.84%EN08/20/201620/08/2016
operative0.42%EN07/10/201610/07/2016
senior emergency medical technician0.42%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
senior analyst0.42%EN06/29/201629/06/2016
writer0.42%EN06/29/201629/06/2016
executive director3.77%EN09/30/201330/09/2013
police officer1.67%EN07/28/201328/07/2013
officer0.42%EN04/09/200609/04/2006
Names Lang Count
Zahid HussainEN80.76%
Zahid HussainPT17.18%
Zahid HusainEN1.20%
Zahid HussainFR0.86%


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