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Published by Centre for Policy Dialogue in Dhaka .
Written in English


  • Iraq War, 2003- -- Economic aspects -- Bangladesh,
  • Bangladesh -- Economic conditions -- 20th century

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Edition Notes

StatementDebapriya Bhattacharya, Mustafizur Rahman, Ananya Raihan.
SeriesCPD Occasional paper series -- 29
ContributionsRahman, Mustafizur., Raihan, Ananya., Centre for Policy Dialogue (Bangladesh)
LC ClassificationsHC440.8.A5-.Z6 (H17)+
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. :
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22686743M
LC Control Number2008335884

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The war in Iraq! The economic impact of the conflict is undeniably significant. A trillion dollar war would impact many countries’ economies. The American economy has been suffering from the war, and there is tremendous concern arising from the huge sums of money spent every month financing the war. "We are assessing the situation and its impact on our economy as well as manpower export, we are also assessing the aftermath of the war", - M. Morshed Khan, Foreign Minister, Dhaka, Ma "The war on Iraq has sparked serious reaction among all citizens of Bangladesh,". The sanctions which emasculated Iraq's economy and its people for the last more than a decade are to go cannot be in doubt. In fact, what lends a greater urgency to the task of doing away with the longstanding paralytic fetters is that a war has come on top of it devastating the residual economic, marketing and service infrastructures of Iraq the paramount task before the . Impact of Iraq War on Bangladesh Economy Introduction At present Bangladesh economy is more sensitive to external factors compared to early s when the first Gulf War took place. It is true that the impact of the Gulf war on the Bangladesh economy, particularly on the export sector, was not significant. As a.

  The Iraq war has contributed to the U.S. economic slowdown and is impeding an economic recovery, Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says.   The analysis traces these patterns of violence in detail since the U.S.-led invasion in , but they are only the latest phase in a history that has included a civil war between the central government and the Kurds in the s, the Iran-Iraq War from , the invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War in and , the impact of UN. For instance, economic indicators show that: "In the fourth quarter of , the US economy increased at an annual rate of per cent, much slower than the 4 per cent of the [last] quarter" (Will Iraq War Give a Push to US Economy, ). The nation’s economic growth halted with the start of the Iran-Iraq War in , and the economy in general deteriorated thereafter, with Iraq turning from a creditor to a debtor country. With the Gulf War and the economic embargo, Iraq’s infrastructure crumbled; the dinar collapsed, hyperinflation set in, and the economy took a nosedive.

  The number of Iraqis living in Britain has jumped f in to some , today (according to the British Iraqi Association)—a measure of the mass emigration provoked by the war. The economy of Iraq is dominated by the oil sector, which has provided about % of foreign exchange earnings in modern times. Iraq's hitherto agrarian economy underwent rapid development following the 14 July Revolution overthrowing the Hashemite Iraqi monarchy, becoming the third-largest economy in the Middle East by This occurred in part . The impact of the War in Iraq can be felt in the slowed economy. In general, War in Iraq has damaged the US economy in two significant ways. First, it has redirected the national GDP to less useful avenues. Instead of boasting the domestic and international investments and savings, the war has actually shrunk these indicators of economic health. 6 hours ago  Powell presented this report to the United Nations. Bush concluded that the report justified war as Iraq was working on the production of WMDs (the latest effort at understanding these matters is a just published book by Robert Draper, To Start a War). We all know the outcome: There were no WMDs. Hundreds of thousands of people died.