Mohammad Suman

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

Handling chemicals: The depot didn’t follow rules

Mandatory safety measures like storing chemicals on a separate part of the premises with caution signs were not followed at BM Container Depot.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Edible oil: Prices drop in global markets, not at home

Even though prices of loose palm and soybean oil have dropped in wholesale markets, consumers are not being able to reap the benefits as retailers are still selling those at the government-fixed prices.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Fresh blow for consumers as powdered milk prices rise

Powdered milk prices have increased by Tk 50 to Tk 80 per kilogramme (kg) as rising transportation charges and the growing value of US dollars pushed up costs in the international market.

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

NBR’s struggle to collect VAT from retails continuing for years

On April 5, the revenue authorities held a draw of the lottery of sales receipts issued by the stores using electronic fiscal devices (EFDs).

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

Accelerate use of EFDs, ramp up monitoring

The National Board of Revenue should accelerate the use of electronic fiscal devices (EFDs) and ramp up monitoring to eliminate non-compliance with a view to raising more value-added taxes using technologies, said former top taxmen and economists.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

The tale of a forgotten musician

He was an 18-year-old singer-songwriter in the eighties.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Customs to auction off 108 cars

Customs authorities are planning to auction off on June 23 a total of 108 cars, including ones of luxury brands BMW, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus, brought to the Chattogram port around a decade ago duty-free under a UN convention.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Now comes sugar price shock

Consumers are already bearing the brunt of the high prices of edible oil, wheat and rice for the Russia-Ukraine war and unfavourable weather conditions on the domestic front.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Palm oil: Local prices fall as Indonesia lifts ban on exports

Palm oil prices in domestic wholesale and retail markets have started cooling off after Indonesia announced that it would resume exports of the product.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Curbing price manipulation: Mechanism there for 11 yrs but not in use

More than 11 years ago, the government issued an order for the trade of essential commodities, aimed at controlling their prices and curbing price manipulation by unscrupulous businesses through hoarding and other unfair means.