Rejaul Karim Byron

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Forex reserves under strain: Govt defers employees' foreign tours, less important projects

The government finally raised its guard against the dwindling dollar reserves, putting its employees’ foreign tours on hold and deferring projects that require much imports.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Economy firing on all cylinders

There are bright sparks in all corners of the economy, according to the provisional GDP figures for fiscal 2021-22, which do not show a hint of a pandemic hangover when others are still plodding...

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Budget FY 2022-23: Tackling challenges of inflation and Covid losses

It appears normal service will resume with fiscal 2022-23’s budget, which will see the return of double-digit growth in size -- a practice introduced by former finance minister AMA Muhith.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Revised Budget FY 21-22: No room for downsizing

Every year, the budget gets bigger, and like clockwork, gets revised down -- much. But not this year.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

Tribute to Muhith: Farewell to architect of our economy’s golden era

When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina defiantly announced in 2012 that the Padma bridge would be built after the World Bank pulled out of the project, her gumption was not irrational.

April 28, 2022
April 28, 2022

Dutch horticulture exhibit: 100 officials going abroad, austerity out the window

At least 100 agriculture ministry officials will participate in phases in a six-month international horticulture exhibition in the Netherlands, even though the government had asked to abandon all...

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

BB to give Lanka another year to repay $200m

Bangladesh Bank is set to give Sri Lanka another year to repay the $200 million loan as it looks to lend a helping hand to the island nation, which is going through its worst debt and economic crises.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022
ICT

China firm to implement Tk 3,975cr digital connectivity project

A Chinese company is set to implement a Tk 3,975 crore digital connectivity project that will equip Bangladesh with the latest ICT infrastructure, digitise government services and increase ICT...

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

IMF cuts Bangladesh's GDP growth forecasts to 6.4%

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its economic growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year largely because of Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain...

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Inflation sprints to 17-month high

Inflation in Bangladesh rocketed to a 17-month high in March driven by higher food costs as global uncertainties stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions show no sign of...