Md Asaduz Zaman

Reporter, The Daily Star

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Salt production hits 61-year high

Salt production reached a 61-year high this fiscal year thanks to the conducive environment, allowing farmers to eye more profit amid good market prices.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

Job growth in manufacturing plunges: BBS survey

Despite double-digit growth in manufacturing output, job growth has slowed down in Bangladesh alarmingly, which may raise unemployment and prevent the economy from benefitting from the abundance of...

April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

Soaring cost of living: Middle class in a tight spot

Excluded from the government’s social safety net, middle-income families are struggling to cope with the rising prices of basic goods and services.

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

New salt policy aims to encourage eco-friendly production

The government has framed a fresh policy to increase domestic salt production through the use of modern and environmentally-friendly technologies and gradually end imports by 2026 when overall...

March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022

New salt policy aims to encourage eco-friendly production

The government has framed a fresh policy to increase domestic salt production through the use of modern and environment-friendly technologies and gradually end imports by 2026 when overall demand...

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

Hopes of rapid recovery dashed by war headwinds

Just as the economy was sailing smoothly to make a turnaround from the coronavirus pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war has suddenly emerged as a major obstacle standing in the way of faster and full...

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

Govt-traders talks key to smooth commodity supply

The government should immediately sit with businesses to ensure smooth commodity supplies to domestic markets, thereby containing inflationary pressure on common people, said Sabbir Hasan Nasir,...

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

Tk 719cr of taxpayers' money unspent as govt officials' foreign trips shelved

Around Tk 719 crore in taxpayer money was unused in the last fiscal year because of the cancellation of foreign trips of government officials and the delay in tender processes, both owing to the...

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Soybean oil price: Slipping out of reach

A crisis of edible oil, particularly soybean oil, has hit the domestic markets amid retailers and wholesalers stocking up and refiners slowing down delivery, as prices of essential commodities keep...

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

No more hurdles to population census

After twice rejecting proposals to buy 3.95 lakh tablet computers for the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the government yesterday granted approval to this end so that the statistical agency...