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Inflation, social unrest challenge Bangladesh's 'miracle economy'

Experts say Bangladesh's predicament is nowhere nearly as severe as Sri Lanka's

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Bangladesh’s economic miracle is under severe strain as fuel price hikes amplify frustrations over rising costs for food and other necessities (Photo: Bloomberg)

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Standing in line to try to buy food, Rekha Begum is distraught. Like many others in Bangladesh, she is struggling to find affordable daily essentials like rice, lentils and onions.

“I went to two other places, but they told me they don't have supplies. Then I came here and stood at the end of the queue,” said Begum, 60, as she waited for nearly two hours to buy what she needed from a truck selling food at subsidised prices in the capital Dhaka.

Bangladesh’s economic miracle is under severe strain as fuel price hikes amplify frustrations over rising costs for food and

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 10:26 PM IST

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