Rejaul Karim Byron

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Govt’s New Stimulus Packages: For the poor made poorer

The government yesterday announced a Tk 3,200 crore relief package for the ultra-poor and destitute families and the tourism sector -- segments that were dealt a fresh blow by the latest round of...

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Black money finds legal home

Government officials, lawyers, engineers, owners of construction companies, private clinics and doctors mostly whitened their undisclosed wealth last fiscal year.

July 3, 2021
July 3, 2021

Cost of foreign tours of Govt officials: Pandemic saves Tk 2,500cr

Every cloud has a silver lining and so has the Covid-19 pandemic. It saved the government and taxpayers around Tk 2,500 crore since March last year.

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

Kamal seeks additional assistance from ADB

Just a day after parliament passed the budget, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday sought an additional assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the government looks to use a record...

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021

IMED blames faulty feasibility studies

Implementation of government development projects by ministries and divisions suffers years of delays as they, in most cases, are formulated without proper feasibility studies and technical designs...

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Nationwide Lockdown: Govt taking steps for cash, food aid for the poor

The government is working to take necessary measures to provide cash assistance and food, including rice, edible oil and other commodities to poor who are affected during the countrywide “strict...

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

10pc tax likely for investing in new factories

The amnesty to legalise undisclosed income without any question and on payment of 10 per cent tax is likely to continue in the upcoming fiscal year for individuals who will make a new investment to...

June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

FDI outlook bleak for Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s historically low foreign direct investment, which had dropped 10.8 percent to $2.6 billion last year, is unlikely to pick up in the near future as investment commitments remain...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

Jobs treble despite trading units decline

Despite a decline in the number of wholesale and retail trade units in Bangladesh, employment in the sector nearly trebled to 1.41 crore in the past decade, according to the provisional data of the...

June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021

Money in Swiss Banks: Bangladeshis’ deposits drop 3rd year in a row

Funds parked by Bangladeshi individuals and firms in Swiss banks dropped 6.6 percent to 563 million Swiss francs (about Tk 5,215 crore) in 2020, the third year in a row in which it declined.