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Net FDI drops by 4.20pc in July-April

Net FDI drops by 4.20pc in July-April

FE Online Report 2018-06-17 13:05:27

Net inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped by 4.20 per cent in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year. Latest statistics, released by the central bank last week, showed that the ne...

Seminar on services-led development begins June 19 in Tokyo

Seminar on services-led development begins June 19 in Tokyo

FE Online Desk 2018-06-17 12:53:55

A two-day international seminar titled ‘Services-Led Development: Prospects and Policies’, arranged by ADBI begins on June 19 in Tokyo. The seminar will present the latest evidence on how...

Modi to unveil New India 2022 plan Sunday

Modi to unveil New India 2022 plan Sunday

-- 2018-06-16 18:01:08

NEW DELHI: The Indian government will unveil Sunday its development agenda, New IndiaNSE  which will outline ways to expedite economic growth at its fourth governing council meet.  PM Modi...

Indian billionaires’ wealth up 18pc in 2017

Indian billionaires’ wealth up 18pc in 2017

-- 2018-06-16 15:43:40

The ultra-rich are getting richer at a faster pace in the country, according to the Times of India. At 18 per cent, persons with a wealth of more than $1.0 billion saw the highest growth in their for...

IMF rate of charge unchanged for two FYs

IMF rate of charge unchanged for two FYs

FE Online Desk 2018-06-16 11:51:00

  On April 25, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed its annual review of the Fund’s income position for the financial year ending April 30,&nbs...

BD contributes 0.16pc of WTO budget

BD contributes 0.16pc of WTO budget

FE Online Report 2018-06-16 11:38:49

Bangladesh has contributed meagre 0.16 per cent of the annual budget of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in the current year, according to the latest annual report of the organisation.  The m...

Nepal to host BIMSTEC summit on Aug 30, 31

Nepal to host BIMSTEC summit on Aug 30, 31

-- 2018-06-15 21:55:56

Kathmandu: Nepali Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali Friday said the Fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation would be held in...

Trump sets $50b in China tariffs

Trump sets $50b in China tariffs

-- 2018-06-15 20:35:40

US President Donald Trump announced hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday as Beijing threatened to respond in kind, in a move that looks set to ignite a trade war between the wor...

450 workers mainly from BD, India stranded in Bahrain

450 workers mainly from BD, India stranded in Bahrain

-- 2018-06-15 20:11:26

Around 450 workers from multiple construction companies in Bahrain have been denied their wages for over four months, according to a report by www.migrant-rights.org/ All of the construction companie...

China promises fast response as Trump readies tariffs

China promises fast response as Trump readies tariffs

-- 2018-06-15 18:14:46

BEIJING: China vowed on Friday to strike back quickly if the United States hurts its interests, hours before US President Donald Trump was due to unveil revisions to a tariff list targeting $50 billio...

Trump's tariffs pose risk to US economy: IMF

Trump's tariffs pose risk to US economy: IMF

-- 2018-06-15 12:00:15

The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that US President Donald Trump’s new import tariffs threaten to undermine the global trading system, prompt retaliation by other countries and...

Politics creates information wedge between market participants in emerging economies   

Politics creates information wedge between market participants in emerging economies  

FE Online Report 2018-06-14 20:51:12

Institutional factors, such as politics and the relationships between politicians and companies, can dictate the way financing reports are created in many emerging economies, says a study. There is o...

Help remittance-receiving families build future: IFAD

Help remittance-receiving families build future: IFAD

-- 2018-06-14 17:55:52

President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert F Houngbo on Thursday called for continued efforts to help remittance-receiving families build a sustainable future for...

Japan confirms $1.83b in aid under 39th ODA package

Japan confirms $1.83b in aid under 39th ODA package

FE Online Report 2018-06-14 15:16:58

Japan confirmed US$ 1.83 billion (Tk 153.26 billion) in loan for Bangladesh as it signed a credit deal Thursday in Dhaka. The concessional loan under the 39th Official Development Assistance (ODA) pa...

Fed lifts rates for second time this year

Fed lifts rates for second time this year

-- 2018-06-14 12:52:26

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, its second rate hike this year and the seventh since late 2015. In view of realised and expe...

Public investment returns belie expectations

Public investment returns belie expectations

FHM Humayan Kabir 2018-06-14 10:23:45

The government's growing public expenditure has failed to yield expected results due to unproductive spending, economists said Wednesday. In its national budget, the government has set a target to sp...

Banks’ Apr excess liquidity rises 11pc for CRR cut

Banks’ Apr excess liquidity rises 11pc for CRR cut

Siddique Islam 2018-06-14 10:14:39

The overall excess liquidity with the banks increased by nearly 11 per cent or Tk 77.50 billion in this April, after the central bank slashed the cash reserve requirement (CRR), officials said. The e...

Actual inflow of concessional loans keeps sliding

Actual inflow of concessional loans keeps sliding

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2018-06-14 10:04:02

The inflow of concessional loans for financing the national budget has remained lower than the original targets over the years, according to budget documents. Such inadequate foreign funding for the...

UK inflation hits one-year low

UK inflation hits one-year low

-- 2018-06-13 16:08:20

British inflation unexpectedly stuck at a one-year low in May, though rising oil prices suggest a modest increase could be on its way, leaving the outlook for Bank of England interest rates finely...

Budget execution rate falling for 'lack of govt capacity'

Budget execution rate falling for 'lack of govt capacity'

FE Report 2018-06-13 11:01:54

The government should concentrate more on the implementation of the budget for the next fiscal year (FY) instead of just placing it in parliament. Economists made the remark at a post-budget press co...

Everything in taxation should go online: PwC

Everything in taxation should go online: PwC

FE Report 2018-06-13 10:44:45

The government needs to strengthen its online tax monitoring to help raise its capacity to meet the annual revenue collection target, opined the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international professi...

BD’s performance in World Bank policy assessment ‘average’

BD’s performance in World Bank policy assessment ‘average’

Syful Islam 2018-06-13 10:01:26

Bangladesh performed 'average' in the World Bank's (WB's) country policy and institutional assessment (CPIA) in 2017, said a new report. The International Development Association (IDA), the bank's so...

China to launch $47b fund for investment in SEI

China to launch $47b fund for investment in SEI

-- 2018-06-12 14:37:03

China’s state planner said on Tuesday it would jointly launch with China Construction Bank 300 billion yuan ($46.88 billion) worth of funds for investment in Strategic Emerging Industries (SEI...

IBFB for  independent body to monitor budget implementation

IBFB for independent body to monitor budget implementation

FE Online Desk 2018-06-12 12:31:11

  The International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) on Monday demanded the government allocate 55 per cent of the budget outlay to the development sector and the rest as the revenue expendit...

Imports up 15pc in ten months

Imports up 15pc in ten months

Siddique Islam 2018-06-12 10:15:30

Overall imports grew by over 15 per cent in the first 10 months of this fiscal year (FY), mainly due to higher import of food grains and fuel oils, officials said. The settlement of letters of credit...

Revenue receipts likely to rise 22-25pc in FY 18: NBR

Revenue receipts likely to rise 22-25pc in FY 18: NBR

FE Report 2018-06-12 10:05:42

The tax revenue collection may record 22 to 25 per cent growth in the outgoing fiscal year (FY), 2017-18, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan has said. The colle...

Pension payments to double next fiscal

Pension payments to double next fiscal

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2018-06-12 09:48:51

The country's pension payment is expected to double in the next fiscal year (FY), the latest budget documents show. The payout is estimated to be over Tk 260 billion, twice the size of the 2018 fisca...

Inadequate allocation for agriculture irks rights groups   

Inadequate allocation for agriculture irks rights groups  

FE Online Report   2018-06-11 21:14:15

Rights groups have expressed their disappointment over ‘inadequate’ allocation for the agricultural sector in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19. They also urged the government...

Parliament passes supplementary budget

Parliament passes supplementary budget

-- 2018-06-11 16:36:26

The parliament has passed the supplementary budget of Tk 153.398 billion for the fiscal 2017-18 to meet the increased expenditures under different ministries and divisions. Finance Minister AMA Muhit...

Japan's machinery orders up 10.1pc in April

Japan's machinery orders up 10.1pc in April

-- 2018-06-11 12:46:14

Japan's core private-sector machinery orders increased 10.1 per cent in April from a month earlier, the government said in a report on Monday. According to the Cabinet Office, the orders, excluding...