Sohel Parvez

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

Savings certificates still lucrative despite rate cut

By this time, it is known to many that the government has reduced the interest rate on savings certificate and wage earners bond for investments above Tk 15 lakh.

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

BBS failing to publish crop data on time

It has been six months since farmers have harvested potato and wheat. However, if anyone requests for data about the quantity of the crops produced and their acreage in the latest harvest from the...

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

VAT collection highly dependent on cigarettes

Bangladesh continues to remain highly dependent on cigarette and tobacco products for its value-added tax (VAT) collection as the health hazards account for nearly one-third of the indirect tax...

August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Revenue receipts rise slightly

Revenue collection grew marginally in July owing to the slowdown in business activities in the face of the government’s restrictions to combat the coronavirus spread.

August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021

Soybean oil consumption grows fast

Soybean oil consumption is growing faster than that of palm oil, buoyed by increasing preference among families to prepare foods.

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

When to submit wealth statement

Anyone with experience of preparing tax returns is aware that there is a complicated part: matching asset with liability.

August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021

Falling potato prices fan farmers’ woes

A bumper yield of potato has now become a matter of concern for growers and traders as demand for the tuber declined for the ongoing countrywide lockdown.

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Economy hit harder than thought

The economy grew 3.51 per cent in the fiscal year 2019-20, the slowest pace of expansion in three decades, as the pandemic wreaked havoc across the country, according to the final figure of state...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Exports slip 11pc in July

Exports declined in July as reduced working days for Eid-ul-Azha and coronavirus containment measures affected the production and shipment of most of the items, including clothing, the main foreign...

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Home appliance assemblers turning into manufacturers

The value-added tax exemption for producing air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers locally has created interest among home appliance manufacturers in Bangladesh as firms are increasingly...