Ahsan Habib | The Daily Star
  • Ahsan Habib

  • Extra tax on stock dividend

    Tax-free dividend income raised to Tk 50,000 from Tk 25,000; ​15% additional tax imposed on retained earnings over 50% of paid-up capital
  • Foreign firms seek DSE brokerage licences

    Foreign firms which have made a name around the world through trading in stock markets see huge business potential in Bangladesh and are interested to establish their footprint in the country.
  • Indices under strain as usual

    Stock markets remain skittish ahead of the unveiling of a national budget as the government’s annual financial plan in recent years has mostly lacked incentives needed to shore up investors’ confidence.
  • Many listed firms don’t give cash dividends despite profits

    Seeing GBB Power was on a rising streak in the later half of 2017, Motahar Hossain decided to put most of his money in the stock in January 2018 -- anticipating a handsome cash dividend.
  • Bangladesh budget 2019-20

    Widen limit for tax-free dividend earnings

    Stock investors have urged the government to widen the tax exemption limit on dividend earnings by four times considering the sluggish market for a long time.