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PM to inaugurate IORA summit Thursday

-- September 04, 2019 13:45:09

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Blue Economy Ministerial Conference (BEC-III) on Thursday. Member States of IORA will discuss ways to p...

Future lies in building tech, knowledge-based society: BIDA EC

FE Report September 04, 2019 10:54:31

The country should focus on increasing investment to establish a knowledge- and technology-based society, so that it can cope with the upcoming challenges, said Kazi M Aminul Islam, outgoing executive...

Aug inflation declines marginally

FE Report September 04, 2019 10:47:50

The point-to-point inflation rate has declined by 0.13 percentage point to 5.49 per cent in August, compared to the previous month, official data showed. The fall in inflation rate is due to a drop i...

NPL buildup, high cost of fund remain major potential risks: Study

FE Report September 04, 2019 10:45:08

The country's banking sector is now moderately competitive and stable. But, there are some potential risks for the sector, including further increase in the volume of non-performing loans (NPLs), inso...

ICCB stresses FDI for sustainable economic development

-- September 03, 2019 17:53:37

Foreign direct Investment (FDI) has long been the most viable method of wealth and technological transfer between the developed and developing countries in the world. FDI has an important role to pla...

Malaysia's manufacturing PMI drops in August

-- September 03, 2019 14:50:57

Malaysia's manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 47.4 in August from 47.6 in July. IHS Markit who compiled the survey said in a statement, the PMI is broadly indicative of annual Gro...

Remittances top $3.0b in August

FE Report September 03, 2019 10:51:47

Money sent home by expatriate Bangladeshis amounted to over US$3.0 billion in the two months to August, boosted by increased flow on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. The flow of remittances rose by nearl...

'BD remains in top since 2009 in attaining GDP growth'

-- September 02, 2019 17:13:26

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Monday said Bangladesh remains in top position in attaining GDP growth compared to other countries in the world over the last 10 years since 2009 under the curren...

Argentina imposes currency controls to support economy

-- September 02, 2019 11:43:59

Argentina has imposed currency controls in a bid to stabilise markets as the country faces a deepening financial crisis. The government will restrict foreign currency purchases following a sharp drop...

FICCI for research-based sound policy changes

FE Report September 02, 2019 10:43:42

Raising concern over unpredictable policymaking, foreign investors on Sunday said any change in the policy should be based on comprehensive research. They said any policy change made through wrong an...

Higher interest rate naturally creates loan defaulters: PM

UNB September 01, 2019 16:24:23

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government has taken steps to bring down the interest rate of bank loan to a single digit in all banks, noting that higher interest rate naturally creat...

South Korea August exports fall for ninth month

-- September 01, 2019 12:25:01

South Korea’s exports tumbled in August for a ninth consecutive month, on sluggish demand from its biggest buyer, China, and depressed prices of computer chips globally, government data showed o...

China rises to top engine of global economic growth in 70 years

Xinhua August 31, 2019 17:25:24

China has ranked first in terms of contribution to global economic growth since 2006, becoming the leading engine of world economic growth, an official report said Thursday. In the past 70 years, Chi...

India's GDP growth hits six-year low

Reuters August 31, 2019 10:10:01

India’s economy grew at its weakest pace since 2013 between April and June as consumer demand and government spending slowed amid global trade frictions, raising chances of the central bank cutt...

India announces series of mergers of state-run banks

Reuters August 30, 2019 19:24:47

India announced a series of mergers involving 10 state-owned banks on Friday, as it moves to strengthen a sector struggling under a mountain of debt and ensure stronger balance sheets to boost lending...

India's economic growth seen slipping in Apr-Jun

Reuters August 30, 2019 13:25:01

India’s economy likely expanded at its weakest pace in more than five years in April-June, a Reuters poll showed, as consumer demand and private investment weakened at a time global trade fricti...

Joint efforts key to sustainable banking

FE Report August 30, 2019 10:26:24

A collaborative approach of industry-led initiatives and policy leadership is required to ensure sustainable financing in banking system, experts said on Thursday. The banks, in most cases, look less...

Govt to cut down on bank borrowing for September

Siddique Islam August 30, 2019 10:18:00

The government is set to reduce borrowing from the country's banking system for September, compared to the current month, to meet the budget deficit partly. The ministry of finance has set the bank b...

No fresh loans for defaulters until Oct 20: HC

FE Report August 30, 2019 10:05:05

The High Court on Thursday ordered the Bangladesh Bank and other banks not to allow the loan defaulters to take out fresh credit until October 20. They are the loan defaulters, who got the opportunit...

Malaysia's producer price index falls 2.2 pc in July

-- August 29, 2019 14:58:04

Malaysia's producer price index (PPI) for local production dropped 2.2 per cent year-on-year in July as most sectors posted negative growths, official data showed Thursday. Malaysian Statistics Depar...

Compound interest rate not feasible, says Kamal

FE Report August 29, 2019 10:43:33

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Wednesday the compound interest rate of bank loans is not feasible in modern times. He said the borrowers do not want to pay 14-16 per cent interest in bank...

Chinese gov't debt ratio rises in second quarter

-- August 28, 2019 14:55:21

The Chinese government's leverage ratio edged up in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 amid efforts to support economic growth and improve weak links. According to NIFD report, the end-June debt ratio f...

Banks’ H1 deposit growth up slightly

Siddique Islam August 28, 2019 10:17:37

The overall deposit growth in the country's banking sector rose but slightly in the first-half (H1) of the current calendar year following a higher remittance inflow. Lower sales of national saving...

Bad loans taking toll on banks’ profit earning

FE Report August 28, 2019 10:03:53

Profitability of the country's banks has declined by around 17 per cent over the last 10 years, mainly due to growth in the volume of bad loans, according to a study report. The bulging non-performin...

RBI bonanza for India govt raises stimulus hopes

Reuters August 27, 2019 14:52:51

The Indian government will receive a windfall from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the current financial year thanks to a much higher-than-expected dividend, allowing Prime Minister Narendra Modi&r...

Dhaka, Tokyo sign MoC on skilled workers recruitment

-- August 27, 2019 14:09:39

Dhaka and Tokyo on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on accepting specified skilled workers by Japan from Bangladesh. The document was signed by the Expatriates’ Welfare and Over...

RBA offers $24.5b payout to government

-- August 27, 2019 10:45:33

India's central goverment has offered the country's federal government a payout of 24.5 billion US dollars that include $17.1 billion of surplus and $7.4 billion of excess contingency provision lying...

Climate change adversely affecting sustainability of construction sector: Experts

FE Online Report August 26, 2019 20:39:11

Growing climate change vulnerability especially rising temperature is adversely affecting the sustainability of Bangladesh’s construction and building industry, said experts. The observations c...

'Govt won't refinance state-owned commercial banks anymore'

-- August 25, 2019 20:07:56

The government will not refinance the state-owned commercial banks -- Sonali Bank Ltd, Rupali Bank Ltd, Agrani Bank Ltd and Janata Bank Ltd -- anymore to address their capital crunch. Finance Ministe...

Bangladesh gets $2.5m export order from Canada exhibition

-- August 24, 2019 20:23:56

Bangladesh readymade garment (RMG) industry has received around $2.50 million export order from the apparel sourcing exhibition, titled Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), held in Toronto of Canad...