Dhaka, Dec. 4 -- Terming any trade sanctions 'a big deal' for Bangladesh, eminent economist Dr Wahiduddin Mahmud says such possible taboo on only one product could create an adverse impact on the country's economy.

".sanctions on individuals or organisations are their business, it doesn't matter. But trade sanctions are a big deal for Bangladesh. Only one product. If there are new restrictions on it, there will be a big shock to the economy," he alerts.

Dr Mahmud, a former adviser of the caretaker government, also said foreign-exchange reserves are now a matter of great discussion.

He made the observations at a view-exchange meeting on 'the current situation and future of the economy, organised by the Newspaper Owners Association of Ba...