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Deal on FE-PRI Economic Analysis Unit signed

News Published: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Posted : 30 Apr, 2015 00:00:00

Deal on FE-PRI Economic Analysis Unit signed

FE Report

Deal on FE-PRI Economic Analysis Unit signed

The Financial Express (FE) Editor Moazzem Hossain and Policy Research Institute (PRI) Chairman Dr. Zaidi Sattar exchanging documents after signing an agreement at the FE Conference Room on Wednesday to set up an economic analysis unit. — FE Photo

The Financial Express (FE) will set up an Economic Analysis Unit (EAU) in collaboration with the Policy Research Institute (PRI), a private think-tank.

The FE and the PRI signed a contract to this effect Wednesday at the board room of the former.

The unit, styled as the FE-PRI Economic Analysis Unit (EAU) will start its operation from May 01, 2015.

FE Editor Moazzem Hossain and PRI Chairman Dr. Zaidi Sattar signed the contract on behalf of their respective organisations at a simple ceremony. 

Under the contract, the PRI will provide guidance, interpretation and analyses on a wide range of economic issues to the FE.

The issues will include banking and financial sector, foreign trade, balance of payments (BoP) and components, fiscal operations of the government, macro-economy, growth, employment and poverty situation, capital account development in BoP, investment-related statistics, bank lending and review of sector-wise developments etc.

Terming the agreement a positive initiative, PRI Vice Chairman Dr. Sadiq Ahmed said it will update the FE readers about the current state of the country's economic activities.

He also expressed the hope that the FE-PRI partnership could be able to its desired objectives. 

PRI Executive Director Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur and Operations Director Dr. Khurshid Alam, and FE Executive Editor Shahiduzzaman Khan and Joint Editor Shamsul Huq Zahid were, among others, present at the signing ceremony.