Rejaul Karim Byron

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Bangladesh keeps outrunning India in per capita GDP race

Bangladesh is forecast to remain ahead of India in terms of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in the next five years to 2026 powered by buoyancy in remittance, exports and agricultural...

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Total debt to GDP hit a 13-yr high at the end of FY2020-21

Bangladesh is taking on increasingly higher levels of debt to fund its infrastructure spending, crucial for the economy to level up to a middle-income one by 2041.

October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021

Pre-Pandemic Level: Poverty set to drop further

The World Bank in a report noted a gradual recovery in employment and earnings in Bangladesh, forecasting that the country’s poverty rate will come down to pre-pandemic levels in the current fiscal...

October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021

Kushtia medical college hospital project: Delayed by 100 months

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to take punitive action against those responsible for unusual delays and irregularities in a project for building a medical...

October 2, 2021
October 2, 2021

Budget boosted for jab campaign

The government will spend an estimated Tk 17,000 crore this fiscal year to procure Covid-19 vaccines as it has secured access to around 24 crore doses from multiple sources.

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

Officials to be trained to speed up project implementation

The finance ministry is initiating a training programme on procurement and financial management procedures for officials of the Health Service Division (HSD) in a bid to improve their efficiency.

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

Population census faces further delays

The sixth population census of the country is set to see further delays as the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has failed to conduct it as per schedule, although three years have passed since...

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

Non-food inflation jumps

Overall inflation rose 18 basis points to 5.54 per cent in August owing to the rise in demand and the abnormal hike in transport cost following the reopening of the economy from the coronavirus...

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

Bangladesh joins New Dev Bank

Bangladesh will have to pay $188.4 million to the New Development Bank (NDB) as paid-up capital for being a member of the new international lender.

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

Default Loan recovery plunges

Default loans recovery in Bangladesh fell to at least a five-year low of Tk 6,922 crore in the last fiscal year as borrowers struggled to pay back amid the economic slowdown caused by the...