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Poverty doubles to 42pc; 28.5pc Bangladeshis extremely poor: SANEM survey

Upper poverty rate in Bangladesh almost doubled to 42 per...

Corruption, judicial weaknesses inhibit private investment

Despite the single-digit interest regime, the private sector investment has...

Current account surplus exceeds $4.0b in Nov

The country's current account balance recorded a surplus for the...

Export volume exceeds pre-Covid level

The country's merchandise exports exceeded the pre-Covid-19 level in December,...

NBR clarifies rule to re-export fertilizer to Nepal

The National Board of Revenue's (NBR) Customs Wing has given...

Liquidity glut on the banks could fuel inflation, central bank warns

The surplus liquidity in the banking system might fuel inflationary...

Two African countries to take farmworkers from Bangladesh, informs minister

Bangladesh is in talks with several African countries to sending...

Bangladeshi women get lowest wage in Oman: Study

Bangladeshi women domestic workers receive the lowest wage in Oman,...

Poor project execution prompts soul-searching

The Planning Commission (PC) has taken a tough stance against...

Govt appoints Ahmed Jamal as central bank director

The government has appointed Bangladesh Bank (BB) deputy governor Ahmed...

Costs of mega projects escalate; RHD demands higher funds

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has sought 10 per...

Trade and Tariff Commission proposes withdrawal of VAT on cooking oil production, trading

Amid the skyrocketing prices of edible oils in the local...

Karnaphuli tunnel to be ready for vehicular movement by next year

The 3.32-kilometre long tunnel under the Karnaphuli River in Chattogram...

Interest spread up slightly; Banks' excess liquidity all-time high at Tk 2.0tn

The interest rate spread increased slightly in November 2020, as...

Tk 10b refinance scheme set up for tech upgrading of export units

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has formed a Tk10 billion refinancing scheme...

Agriculture minister hopeful of achieving 50pc irrigation efficiency by 2030

Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said the irrigation efficiency...

Govt rolls out new stimulus worth Tk 27.0b for small businesses

The government has announced two more stimulus packages worth Tk...

IsDB lends $47m to supplement stimulus packages for SMEs

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has come forward with a...

Apparel sector needs collaboration among stakeholders for recovery, experts say

A collaborative approach among governments, brands and suppliers will be...

Poor project implementation may lead to cutting development budget

The annual development programme (ADP) is likely to be revised...

Only 24pc of development budget spent in first half

The government agencies executed only 24 per cent of the...

Bangladesh Bank further eases import payment

The central bank has extended the upfront import payment regime,...

Stimulus-induced liquidity may create inflationary pressure

The policy relaxations by Bangladesh Bank and low-cost refinancing lines...