Tofail for protecting workers interest Tofail for protecting workers interest

He says in 2009, Taka 1,600 was the lowest wages for a worker but now the figure has increased by 223 percent to Taka 5,300


Govt doubles house loan ceiling, cuts interest Govt doubles house loan ceiling, cuts interest

As per the new ceiling effective from July, BHBFC, a specialised public financial institution, will provide up to Tk 1 crore in home loan


ADB projects 6.9 percent growth for Bangladesh ADB projects 6.9 percent growth for Bangladesh

"In Bangladesh, South Asia's garment industry leader, exports are a key element driving growth that is forecast at 6.9 percent in 2017 and 2018"


Economy needs further growth to attain middle-income country status by 2021 Economy needs more growth for middle-income status by 2021

Over 250 Bangladesh and Danish experts and policymakers discuss opportunities and challenges related to green growth at the conference


Gowher Rizvi for developing management professionals Gowher Rizvi for developing management professionals

He says management professionals must have managerial and leadership capacity but there is shortage of such professionals in the country


Donald Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses Donald Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses

In addition to big tax cuts, Trump also wants to cut taxes for small business owners from a top tax rate of 39.6 per cent to a top rate of 15 per cent


Boro production in peril, farmers in trouble Rain wrecks havoc on crops

Farmers say rain has wrecked havoc on croplands in the last four days when they are getting ready to reap a bumper harvest this season


Bangladesh Bank gets 73 proposals involving US$ 435m for long-term financing BB gets 73 proposals for long-term financing

The initiative will accelerate further the country's export as the finance is providing among export oriented industries on a low interest rate


Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo

Japanese shares gained as the dollar remained near the 110 yen level, helping exporters


Bangladesh Bank postpones agriculture credit recovery in haor areas Agriculture credit recovery in haor areas postponed

Bangladesh Bank issues a circular saying the credit recovery remains postponed until the situation is improved


30 lakh new consumers to be added in REB this year 30 lakh new consumers to be added in REB this year

The country's power generation capacity reached to 15,179 MW including captive power and currently 76 percent people are enjoying electricity access


Blast hits boro production Blast hits boro production

Experts say adverse weather, use of low quality seeds and delay in plantation are the main reasons behind the outbreak of the disease


15pc VAT on all products suicidal, experts say 15pc VAT on all products suicidal

If the decision is implemented, prices of power and all essential commodities will increase affecting the common people


Social development remains in focus of next budget, says NBR chairman Nojibur Rahman Social development in focus of next budget: NBR chairman

The upcoming budget will also consider economic ability and welfare of the mass people in the country


Chittagong port to have Bay Container Terminal Chittagong port to have Bay Container Terminal

Shipping Ministry official says they have a target to launch the Bay Container Terminal by 2021 upon completion of the first phase of its works


Farmers hit hard by low wheat price Farmers hit hard by low wheat price

Market insiders say a bumper yield of wheat despite blast attack failed to make the farmers happy as the prices are too low to bring any profits


33 missions fail to achieve July-Mar export target 33 missions fail to achieve July-Mar export target

The key Bangladesh missions-- Washington, London, Madrid, Ottawa, Canberra, Ottawa, and Tokyo have failed to achieve their July-March export targets


WB to provide $6 billion credit to Bangladesh WB to provide $6 billion credit to Bangladesh

The announcement comes after Finance Minister AMAl Muhith meets with WB’s Vice President for South Asia Region Annette Dixon in Washington


Eurozone growth edging higher at the start of second quarter Eurozone growth edging higher at the start of second quarter

  A closely watched survey is showing that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone is running…


New VAT law to affect common people New VAT law to affect common people

People may see another round of hike in gas and electricity prices when the new VAT law comes into effect, expert says


China, EU push message of free trade, engagement China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

The two sides discuss rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea moves to accelerate its nuclear weapons development, and the war in Syria


Asian shares gain on oil price rebound, strong Japan exports Asian shares gain on oil price rebound, strong Japan exports

The dollar rises to 108.95 yen from 108.86 yen while the euro gains to $1.0716 from $1.0712


Three-day international tourism fair begins Thursday Three-day int'l tourism fair begins Thursday

Some 50 exhibitors from the 13 countries, especially from South and South-East Asia, would showcase their offer and packages for travelers


90pc agriculture loan disbursed in 9 months 90pc agriculture loan disbursed

Foreign and private commercial banks have shown better performance than the public banks during the period


Asian stocks slip on UK surprise election, weak earnings Asian stocks slip on UK surprise election, weak earnings

The dollar rises to 108.58 yen from 108.42 yen while the euro falls to $1.0718 from $1.0731


ICT firms now allowed to remit $30,000 a year ICT firms now allowed to remit $30,000 a year

Individual software developers and freelancers will be allowed to get virtual cards for maximum $300 in a calendar year, says the letter


Faisal Ahmed appointed as Bangladesh Bank chief economist Faisal Ahmed appointed as BB's chief economist

Bangladesh Bank has recently appointed Faisal Ahmed as its chief economist


More silk exports stressed for making economy vibrant More silk exports stressed for making economy vibrant

The local businessmen and entrepreneurs has called for extensive financing and other requisite facilities to the region's business sector


$74 million deal inked with WB for E-governance, clean air $74 million deal inked with WB for E-governance, clean air

Of the amount, $39 million will be spent for the Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICTGEG) Project


Asian stock markets mixed as North Korea tensions lessen Asian stock markets mixed as North Korea tensions lessen

The dollar strengthened to 109.03 yen from 108.90 yen in late trading Monday while the euro rose to $1.0652 from $1.0643


New ADP to see ‘ambitious’ allocation in aid funds New ADP to see ‘ambitious’ allocation in aid funds

ERD already sent a massive Tk 57,000 crore final estimate for project assistance for 2017-18 fiscal's ADP to the Planning Commission


US keen to work in renewable energy sector: Bernicat US keen to work in renewable energy sector: Bernicat

US investment in power and energy sector of Bangladesh is very less compared to other countries


ROSATOM prefers local manufacturers, suppliers for Rooppur NPP ROSATOM prefers local manufacturers for Rooppur NPP

Technical equipment for the RNPP would be compliance standard as well as sustainable standard for environment


Asian shares mixed as Korean tensions persist Asian shares mixed as Korean tensions persist

The dollar was trading at 108.33 yen, down from 108.89 yen late Friday in Asia. The euro fell to $1.0620 from $1.0626


CPD recommends devaluing taka, reducing savings interests CPD recommends devaluation of Taka

It also recommends for reducing the interest rate of savings certificates, controlling the rice price and to cut prices of diesel and kerosene


Bangladesh to achieve 6.8pc GDP growth in FY17, says World Bank Bangladesh to achieve 6.8pc GDP growth in FY17: WB

The report also forecast that Bangladesh's GDP growth will stand at 6.4 percent in FY18 and 6.7 percent in FY 19


Bangladesh to import additional 2,000 MW power from India, says Nasrul More 2,000 MW power from India: Nasrul

He says the government is working relentlessly to supply electricity to the doorsteps of the common people


Local manufacturers want 10pc duty on solar module imports Demand for 10pc duty on solar module imports

The local manufacturers also want the government to impose a reference value at US 50 cents per watt-peak


BFA demands distribution of all fertilisers through BCIC dealers Distribute fertilisers thru BCIC dealers: BFA

Bangladesh Fertiliser Association says BCIC dealers been been distributing the agriculture input among farmers since 1995

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