Md Fazlur Rahman

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Wage workers in double whammy

Wage labourers in Bangladesh passed a gruelling year as their income growth dropped to a six-year low in the last fiscal year, whereas living expenses went up amid rising inflation, official...

July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

New company registration surges despite pandemic

Despite the lengthy coronavirus pandemic, 13,613 new companies were registered in Bangladesh in the just-included fiscal year, highlighting the confidence of businesses in the economy.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Pledges lofty, hard to deliver on

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has stuck to his strategy of making higher allocation for the health sector to combat the pandemic, protect the poor and businesses, and speed up economic...

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

50Th Budget of Bangladesh: Too weighed down to relish milestone

Today, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal unveils his third budget, which coincidentally is the 50th fiscal plan of independent Bangladesh.

June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021

FY21 National Budget: A missed opportunity

The government in last year’s budget gave priority to several crucial sectors to protect people and their livelihoods amid the pandemic, but it could not achieve the desired results due to the...

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

HSBC opens up a world of opportunities during pandemic

HSBC Bangladesh has stepped up its efforts to support customers to run operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic and connect them with global opportunities using its unrivalled geographical...

May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Scope To Legalise Black Money Indefinitely: Kamal’s plan draws flak from economists

Economists yesterday lambasted Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal for his plan to allow the black money whitening opportunity as long as undeclared liquidity exists in the country.

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Put fight against Covid at the heart of budget: economists

Rapid coronavirus vaccination, upgrading the creaking health system and expanding social protection should be the focus of the upcoming budget to bring the crisis under control, economists said.

April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021

Another bitter Baishakh for sweet shops

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, is the busiest day for sweet makers in Bangladesh as customers throng outlets to buy delicious items.

March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021

WB now doubles GDP growth forecast

The World Bank has more than doubled its gross domestic product (GDP) growth prediction for Bangladesh for the current fiscal year as the economy shows signs of recovery.