Md Fazlur Rahman | The Daily Star
  • Md Fazlur Rahman

  • Strong financial sector key to sustainable growth

    BANGLADESH should put emphasis on building a strong financial sector in order to ensure macroeconomic stability, increase efficiency and liquidity of markets, draw investment and deepen economic integration, the Asian Development Bank’s Bangladesh chief said.
  • Talented people, compliance key to bank’s sound finance

    HIRING and retaining high-quality people, using a robust risk management system and complying with regulatory requirements are some of the key areas that can help a bank attain a sound financial health, said a top banker.
  • Gas subsidy to double

    Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday proposed doubling the subsidy for the gas sector to Tk 9,600 crore for 2019-20, from Tk 4,500 crore in the previous year.
  • Proposed Bangladesh National Budget 2019-20

    Growth-friendly, albeit unrealistic

    The new budget is growth-friendly and has set ambitious goals but shied away from addressing the key challenges confronting the economy, said a number of economists in their immediate reactions.
  • SM Formanul Islam

    Develop stock, bond markets to meet infrastructure financing needs

    Bangladesh must develop its capital and bond markets to meet the long-term financing needs of infrastructure projects as bank loans are not viable for mega initiatives worth billions of dollars, said a top official of a state-run non-bank financial institution. “Funds will have to come from the stock market