15m ago| Economy

Rice bran oil: Traders fear losing $200cr business for export bar

Local exporters are apprehending losing annual business worth $200 crore for a recent commerce ministry gazette barring rice bran oil export, for which a large number of letters of credit (LC)...

45m ago| Economy

Policy support, reforms can ward off macroeconomic challenges

The country is facing its biggest macroeconomic challenge of the past decade due to a lack of reforms and the ongoing global crisis but it can be overcome with proper policy support and reforms,...

1h ago| Economy

Board recast of closed, poor performing companies paying off

The wheels of the two companies have begun turning again after remaining closed for many years while another firm is moving towards resuming operation – thanks to the restructuring of boards by the...

2d ago| Stock

Stock index rises as investors rush to buy

General stock investors in Bangladesh rushed to buy stocks yesterday after the regulator lowered the limit of the circuit breaker to stop the free fall of the index.

2d ago| Economy

War on inflation: Asia targets supply, not consumers

From export bans to price controls, governments in Asia are taking a much more targeted approach than their Western counterparts in curbing global inflationary pressure, a strategy that appears to...

2d ago| Economy

Manage subsidies in energy sector skilfully

The government should properly manage subsidies in the energy sector as taxpayer-backed spending is set to surge owning to higher commodity prices in the global market, according to the...

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Rice bran oil: Traders fear losing $200cr business for export bar

Local exporters are apprehending losing annual business worth $200 crore for a recent commerce ministry gazette barring rice bran oil export, for which a large number of letters of credit (LC)...

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Policy support, reforms can ward off macroeconomic challenges

The country is facing its biggest macroeconomic challenge of the past decade due to a lack of reforms and the ongoing global crisis but it can be overcome with proper policy support and reforms,...

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Board recast of closed, poor performing companies paying off

The wheels of the two companies have begun turning again after remaining closed for many years while another firm is moving towards resuming operation – thanks to the restructuring of boards by the...

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

‘Bangladesh facing biggest macroeconomic challenge in a decade’

The country is facing the biggest macroeconomic challenge in the last one decade, said Selim Raihan, executive director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (Sanem).

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Cattle farmers in north grapple with high feed prices

Farmers and entrepreneurs who rear cattle for meat and milk in the country’s northern districts are currently suffering from an abnormal hike in feed prices.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Govt, BB steps well-timed

Bangladesh’s recent austerity and regulatory measures aimed at curbing non-essential imports, suspending the implementation of projects with high import components and cancelling the foreign tours...

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Tax-free income limit likely to be unchanged

The government is likely to keep the tax-free income limit unchanged for fiscal year 2022-23 in order to expand the tax net, said officials of the finance ministry.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Boss is not always right!

I used to have a positional big boss who was new to the job and hardly had knowledge of the industry or the multinational way of working. Every time, my team put up a proposal to him, he would look...

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Taka may be weakened further

Bangladesh’s national currency may weaken further against the US dollar as the central bank has moved to restore stability in the foreign exchange market.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

BB, Brac Bank sign deal on refinance facility

Brac Bank has signed an agreement with Bangladesh Bank (BB) to become a participating financial institution of a “Supporting Post Covid-19 Small Scale Employment Creation Project” funded by Asian...