Asian stocks mostly lower amid political uncertainties Asian stocks mostly lower amid political uncertainties

In currency trading, the dollar declines to 112.45 yen from 113.11 yen while the euro gains to $1.1112 from $1.1085


Ticfa meeting: Dhaka to seek easy product access to US     Dhaka to seek easy product access to US

Restoration of GSP benefit for Bangladesh is likely to come up for discussion at the Ticfa meeting


Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rise Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rise

The dollar declines to 113.51 yen from Monday's 113.79 yen. while the euro edges up to $1.0987 from $1.0975


IRRI forecasts stable market for rice IRRI forecasts stable market for rice

IRRI says the production is expected to reach 480 million tonnes (milled rice equivalent) this year which was 472 million tonnes last year


Economic growth remains resilient in spite of volatile export growth, decline in remittances, says World Bank Economic growth remains resilient: World Bank

Bangladesh's economic growth remains resilient in spite of volatile export growth and a decline…


Budget to be placed in Jatiya Sangsad June 1 Budget to be placed in Parliament June 1

The budget session of the Jatiya Sangsad will, however, begin on May 30


Bangladesh attains 7.24pc GDP growth this fiscal breaking all records: BBS 7.24pc GDP growth this FY: BBS

The national statistics agency says growth rate in the 2016-17 FY will break all previous records


FBCCI polls underway FBCCI polls underway

Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin led Sammilita Ganotantrik Parishad and Abdul Motaleb led Babosayee Oikya Forum are contesting for the 18 director posts


No charge for sending remittances: Muhith No charge for sending remittances: Muhith

The finance minister says earnings of Bangladeshis working in the Middle East have been declined due to various reasons, including war


US and China sign trade agreement US and China sign trade agreement

Under the deal, China will also lift its ban on US beef imports and accept US shipments of liquefied natural gas


China to provide 83 m US$ for 9th friendship bridge China to provide 83 m US$ for 9th friendship bridge

The location of the 9th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge and other infrastructure projects will be settled later on through negotiations


China to revive ancient trade routes China to revive ancient trade routes

The "21-century Maritime Silk Road" is a maritime transport route that plans to connect China's east coast with Europe via S China Sea & Indian Ocean


Muhith may bring some changes in  Vat law Muhith may bring some changes in Vat law

"I’m thinking about giving some relief… some amendments may come (in next budget) …I’m’ still considering a change," he tells reporters


Bangladesh to pay ‘higher’ tariff to Indian Adani Group for power purchase BD to pay ‘higher’ tariff to Indian Adani Group

Officials say this has been the biggest ever deal in Bangladesh history in any sense which the country signed with the Indian conglomerate


 Asian shares mixed as China tightens market oversight   
Asian shares mixed as China tightens market oversight

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after record highs on Wall Street overnight. Chinese markets lost…


The main points of Macron's economic programme The main points of Macron's economic programme

Macron's programme aims to cut away regulation and reduce the weight of the French state in the economy


Myanmar takes measures to control price manipulation in industrial zones Myanmar to control price manipulation in industrial zones

Some businessmen in Myanmar are reported to have bought the land plots for property speculation or for warehouse lease rather than for business use


Bangladesh to achieve 6.8pc growth in FY17: UN report Bangladesh to achieve 6.8pc growth in FY17: UN report

"Near-term economic growth is projected to remain high at 6.5-6.8 percent in 2017 and 2018," ESCAP says


Asian shares show relief over French moderate Macron's win Asian shares show relief over French moderate Macron's win

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.6 percent in the morning session to 19,763.25, reflecting investor relief over the outcome


FY18 budget deficit may go beyond GDP’s 5pc FY18 budget deficit may go beyond GDP’s 5pc

The government is planning a Tk 4,00,267 crore national budget for 2017-18 fiscal year ahead of next polls


'Bangladesh role model in upgrading people's life standard' 'Bangladesh role model in upgrading people's life standard'

Speakers claim that Prime Minister's 10 special development initiatives has brought a massive change to the life of common people


US unemployment falls to 10-year low in April US unemployment falls to 10-year low in April

The US economic engine added an estimated 211,000 net new positions while the jobless rate fell a tenth to 4.4 percent, the lowest since May 2007


European stocks up, US stocks at records ahead of French vote European stocks up, US stocks at records ahead of French vote

Wall Street stocks rallied to fresh records Friday following a solid US jobs report, while European equities gained ahead of French election


Fake revenue stamps on sale across the country Fake revenue stamps on sale across the country

Taking advantage of poor monitoring and irregular drives, criminals are doing a brisk business of fake revenues stamps


Bangladesh received highest ADB fund in 2016 Bangladesh received highest ADB fund in 2016

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says Bangladesh has been a 'star performer' in terms of utilising the fund from the ADB and also from the World Bank


Remittance rises slightly in April Remittance rises slightly in April

It is far less than last year's April when the country received $1.191 billion


Shopkeepers avoid ECR to evade VAT Shopkeepers avoid ECR to evade VAT

Thousands of shops and restaurants still do not use ECR for transactions with their customers, according to the National Board of Revenue (NBR) data


Indian cabinet approves MoU on US$ 4.5 billion LoC to Bangladesh India approves US$ 4.5 billion LoC to Bangladesh

The MoU provides for deepening the strategic partnership, development of infrastructure in Bangladesh, improving connectivity between two countries


Asian Development Bank to double its funding on water security ADB to double its funding on water security

The ADB will come up with $ 80 million assistance for the flood and riverbank risk management investment programme


New VAT law to shoot up essential prices New VAT law to shoot up essential prices

Consumers and businesses fear that implementation of the new VAT law will push up the cost of living


ECNEC approves five projects involving Tk 10,551 crore ECNEC approves five projects involving Tk 10,551 crore

The entire project costs will come from the government exchequer


Asian shares mostly higher despite soft China factory data Asian shares mostly higher despite soft China factory data

The dollar rises to 111.87 yen from 111.84 yen while the euro advanced to $1.0911 from $1.0898


Asian stocks mostly higher, some markets closed on Labor Day Asian stocks mostly higher, some markets closed on Labor Day

The euro edged down to $1.0906 from $1.0924 late Friday in Asia while he dollar strengthened to 111.65 yen from 111.44 yen


Finance Minister Muhith hints slashing corporate tax Corporate tax to be slashed likely

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has hinted slashing the rate of corporate tax in the budget for fiscal year…


Reform port for getting more share in global trade, suggests World Bank Reform port for getting more share in global trade: WB

The report urges Bangladesh and its South Asian neighbors to build greater private sector participation


China's manufacturing growth slowed in April China's manufacturing growth slowed in April

The monthly purchasing managers' index by the Chinese Federation of Logistics & Purchasing fell to 51.2 in April, lower than 51.8 recorded in March


Bangladesh Bank incorporates tourism in its policy BB incorporates tourism in its policy

The central bank initiates the process so that bank and financial institutions can work more closely with the tourism sector


Local airlines should seize potentialities, says Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed Local airlines should seize potentialities: Tofail

He says the local airlines have to build good reputation before the clients


‘Carbon tax’ from next FY to address environmental concerns ‘Carbon tax’ from next FY

This new type of tax will be the part of the government's initiative to create a new pocket for revenue collection

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