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Longer lifespan, nuclear family need new pension system

Longer lifespan, nuclear family need new pension system

FE REPORT 2021-09-03 09:05:45

Longer life expectancy, coupled with the gradual disappearance of the extended family system, makes it imperative for Bangladesh to design a robust pension system to avoid impoverishment in old age...

Bangladesh's exports fall 7.84pc short of July-August target

Bangladesh's exports fall 7.84pc short of July-August target

FE REPORT 2021-09-03 08:31:22

The country's earnings from merchandise exports fell short of the strategic target by 7.84 per cent to reach $6.85 billion in the July-August period this fiscal. Total export receipts in the first...

Banks' capital base bends under weight of non-performing loans

Banks' capital base bends under weight of non-performing loans

SIDDIQUE ISLAM 2021-09-03 08:19:45

Banks' capital base somewhat weakened in the first half of the current calendar year mainly under the weight of rising non-performing loans (NPLs), officials said. Strengths of the banking industry...

Trade gap crosses $1.0 billion in July

Trade gap crosses $1.0 billion in July

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-02 15:17:21

Country’s trade gap with the rest of the world crossed $1.0 billion in a single month, July, this year, which is, to be precise, the first month of the current fiscal year (FY22). The latest st...

Bangladesh joins New Development Bank as its member

Bangladesh joins New Development Bank as its member

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-02 12:55:37

The New Development Bank (NDB), established by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in 2015, has approved Bangladesh as a new member. The NDB Board of Governors took this decision in...

Taliban wrestle with Afghan economy

Taliban wrestle with Afghan economy

REUTERS 2021-09-02 10:07:35

Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers struggled to keep the country functioning on Wednesday after the final withdrawal of US forces, with foreign donors alarmed about an impending humanitarian crisis, Reu...

Remittance inflow into Bangladesh falls in July-August

Remittance inflow into Bangladesh falls in July-August

FE REPORT 2021-09-02 08:52:20

The flow of inward remittances fell more than 19 per cent during July-August period of this fiscal year over the corresponding first two months of the past FY, according to official statistics, main...

Over 4.0b people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds

Over 4.0b people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-09-01 18:28:49

Despite the unprecedented expansion of social protection during the COVID-19 crisis, more than 4.0 billion people around the world remain entirely unprotected, a new International Labour Organization...

Surging Covid-19 cases dampen US consumer confidence

Surging Covid-19 cases dampen US consumer confidence

-- 2021-09-01 11:12:42

US consumer confidence fell to a six-month low in August as worries about soaring Covid-19 infections and higher inflation dimmed the outlook for the economy. The survey from the Conference Board on...

Indian growth jumps in April-June

Indian growth jumps in April-June

-- 2021-09-01 09:56:19

India's economy rebounded in the April-June quarter even while a devastating second wave of Covid-19 swept the country, with growth of over 20 per cent compared to a year earlier driven by a surge in...

SL declares economic emergency to contain food prices amid forex crisis

SL declares economic emergency to contain food prices amid forex crisis

-- 2021-09-01 09:10:10

Sri Lanka has declared an economic emergency empowering the authorities to seize stocks of staple foods and set their prices, to contain soaring inflation after a steep devaluation of its currency due...

Indian economy grows by 20.1pc, raising hopes of recovery

Indian economy grows by 20.1pc, raising hopes of recovery

-- 2021-08-31 20:32:53

India's economy grew by 20.1 per cent in the April-June quarter from the same period a year earlier, when it suffered a record contraction, the government announced Tuesday, raising hopes of an econom...

Bangladesh seeks strong policy, support for LDCs, graduating LDCs

Bangladesh seeks strong policy, support for LDCs, graduating LDCs

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-31 18:05:41

Bangladesh urged the global communities for stronger policies, measures and new support for the LDCs as well as the graduating LDCs, said Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Abdul Momen m...

China's economy under pressure as factory activity slows in Aug

China's economy under pressure as factory activity slows in Aug

-- 2021-08-31 15:54:52

China's businesses and the broader economy came under increasing pressure in August as factory activity expanded at a slower pace while the services sector slumped into contraction, raising the likeli...

Israel will loan Palestinians money after highest-level talks in years

Israel will loan Palestinians money after highest-level talks in years

-- 2021-08-31 10:38:01

Israel will lend the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority more than $150 million after the sides held their highest-level meeting in years, Israeli officials said on Monday, while playing down prospect...

CMSMEs to get loans worth Tk 2.0b from next month

CMSMEs to get loans worth Tk 2.0b from next month

FE REPORT 2021-08-31 09:05:06

SME Foundation is set to disburse credit worth Tk 2.0 billion under the government's second phase of stimulus package from next month, aiming to help entrepreneurs sustain their ventures amid pandemic...

AIIB to review Bangladesh projects for quicker execution

AIIB to review Bangladesh projects for quicker execution

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR 2021-08-31 08:23:51

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), new-generation development financier, is set to review Bangladesh projects shortly for speeding up execution by removing bottlenecks. Officials said...

Dollar steadies near two-week lows

Dollar steadies near two-week lows

-- 2021-08-30 20:54:10

The dollar steadied near two-week lows on Monday, held back by the message from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief that there is no hurry to dial back massive stimulus. The allure of the greenback took a...

Nordic companies urged to invest in Bangladesh

Nordic companies urged to invest in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-30 14:32:47

Stakeholders at a virtual discussion urged the Nordic investors to take advantage of an improved business climate in Bangladesh, highlighting the reforms initiated by the government in recent times....

Sri Lanka set to get another $100m from Bangladesh under swap arrangement

Sri Lanka set to get another $100m from Bangladesh under swap arrangement

SIDDIQUE ISLAM 2021-08-30 08:32:58

Bangladesh is set to send US$100 million more to Sri Lanka today (Monday) to help the island nation in minimising foreign-exchange crunch on their economy, officials said. The fund from Bangladesh...

India attracts $22.5b in FDI in April-June 2021

India attracts $22.5b in FDI in April-June 2021

-- 2021-08-29 10:26:19

India attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows of $22.53 billion during the first three months of the fiscal year starting on April 1, about 90 per cent higher than the April-June period last...

Stakeholders call for developing local market, production capacity

Stakeholders call for developing local market, production capacity

FE DESK REPORT 2021-08-29 09:25:06

Speakers at a virtual dialogue on Saturday stressed the need for developing local market and manufacturing capacity to face emerging challenges and remain competitive in the post-LDC era. They also s...

Bangladesh's business recovery hurt by 2nd wave lockdown

Bangladesh's business recovery hurt by 2nd wave lockdown

FE REPORT 2021-08-29 09:04:22

The lockdown enforced to control the second wave of coronavirus transmission has slowed down the business-recovery process in Bangladesh as 64 per cent of the firms registered poor rebound from the pa...

Safety net payout thru’ MFS eases life, improves efficiency

Safety net payout thru’ MFS eases life, improves efficiency

FE REPORT 2021-08-29 08:57:45

Digitisation of the government aid and safety net allowance disbursement is directly helping in attaining social and financial inclusion of the marginalised people across the country. This digitisa...

Bangladesh in a geopolitical juncture with promises of blue economy: Analysts

Bangladesh in a geopolitical juncture with promises of blue economy: Analysts

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-28 19:40:25

In the potential hotspot of great power rivalry and amid threats of civil war in the neighbourhood, Bangladesh needs to formulate a package of policies for pursuing economic interests utilising its se...

Govt mulls a watchdog for defaulting loans

Govt mulls a watchdog for defaulting loans

-- 2021-08-28 18:59:25

The government is mulling the formation of a watchdog that would deal with the systematic problems of non-performing loans that have troubled some banks and financial institutions over the years, acco...

MCCI foresees higher export receipts, remittance inflow

MCCI foresees higher export receipts, remittance inflow

FE REPORT 2021-08-28 10:50:13

The Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI) forecasts an upturn in export receipts, import values and inward remittance at the end of the first quarter of this fiscal. According t...

'Policy shift under way to ease global trade'

'Policy shift under way to ease global trade'

FE REPORT 2021-08-28 10:08:45

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, policy changes are taking place across the world in recent times to facilitate international trade. Keeping this in mind, stakeholders, especially bankers, shoul...

Lacklustre economic indicators weaken fiscal framework

Lacklustre economic indicators weaken fiscal framework

FE REPORT 2021-08-28 10:02:47

Bangladesh's premier trade chamber, MCCI, finds some less-promising economic indicators-revenue mobilisaiton and public expenditure in particular-are weakening the country's fiscal framework. The Met...

Central bank further relaxes loan repayment policy

Central bank further relaxes loan repayment policy

Siddique Islam 2021-08-28 09:42:10

The central bank has further extended the policy relaxation regarding loan repayment to the scheduled banks by their borrowers to help recover the country's pandemic-hit economy, officials said. Unde...