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  • Current account deficit set to cross record $10b

    Bangladesh's current account deficit is set to cross the $10 billion mark for the first time in history as the country's capacity to export continues to lag behind its appetite for imports.

  • Roadshows to draw foreign funds in hi-tech parks

    Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority is set to organise roadshows in different cities around the world from September to attract foreign investors, including non-resident Bangladeshis.

  • Lift weight limit for vehicles

    Chittagong-based business leaders yesterday threatened to shut down the wholesale hub in Khatunganj and stop transporting goods if the weight limit on the vehicles plying on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway is not lifted within a week.

  • Accolade for export heroes

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday handed over the national export trophies to owners of 63 companies for their extraordinary export performance in 2014-15.

  • Understanding needed to thwart data security threats: ICCB

    Strong understanding of criminal operation and risk management is crucial for financial institutions as fraud and data security threats are emerging in many forms and channels, said Mahbubur Rahman, president of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Bangladesh.

  • Singaporeans seek 3,000 acres for economic zone

    A team of investors based in Singapore has sought 3,000 acres of land at Mirsarai in Chittagong from the government to establish a special economic zone for the businesses of the Southeast Asian island country.

  • Midas approves 10pc stock dividend

    Midas Financing Ltd has approved 10 percent stock dividend for shareholders for 2017 at the company's 22nd annual general meeting.

  • FTAs far away

    The signing of the much needed free trade agreements (FTAs) with the important trading partners is still far away for Bangladesh as many countries are not showing interest to go for such deals, despite the hectic efforts over the years.

  • Price upheaval wreaks havoc on investors

    Prices of newly listed companies continue to rise abnormally on the Dhaka Stock Exchange without any apparent reason, which experts said may eat up general investors' money.

  • Making sense of trade policy directions in budget

    Annual budgets are widely reported and its components hotly debated, as it usually provides insights on the direction of overall public policy that impinges on a broad spectrum of our lives and livelihoods.

  • Finance minister AMA Muhith

    No scope to whiten black money: Muhith

    There will not be any provision to legalise black money in the upcoming budget, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday, quashing the hopes of various quarters.

  • Currency Inflation

    Inflation falls to 5.57pc in May

    Bangladesh witnesses a declining trend in inflation in last eight consecutive months as the country’s general inflation rate came down to 5.57 percent in May from 6.04 percent in October last year.

  • Black money

    BEA wants white paper, body to recover black money

    Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) has demanded the government to publish a white paper and keep a provision for forming a commission in regardto black money in the budget for fiscal year 2018-19.

  • Stocks bounce back, finally

    Stocks soared resoundingly yesterday at last as institutional investors were slowly becoming active in the market again.

  • Govt offices should use locally made software

    The government should promote the use of locally developed software and ICT services in all government offices to help the sector flourish, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) said yesterday.

  • DSE enters hi-tech era

    The Dhaka Stock Exchange can brace itself for some radical technological upgrades in the near future that would take it to global standards after Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) and Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) became its strategic partner.

  • Tussle over DSE stake ends

    Bangladesh's capital market stepped into a new era yesterday after the stock market regulator gave the green light to the proposal from a Chinese consortium to become the Dhaka Stock Exchange's strategic partner.

  • Large-cap shares drag Dhaka stocks down

    ACI led the fall in the Dhaka Stock Exchange yesterday as the conglomerate's first quarter earnings plunged by more than 70 percent year-on-year.

  • Finance minister AMA Muhith

    Power, infrastructure to get priority in upcoming budget: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said education, health, power, energy, and infrastructure would get priority in the upcoming budget.

  • Rice prices finally declining

    Rice prices have finally started dropping off in the face of ample supply brought about by huge imports and arrivals of the fresh staple from the Boro harvests, said farmers and traders.

  • Stocks go down on profit-booking

    Shares on the Dhaka Stock Exchange fell yesterday after gains for two consecutive days as investors booked profits largely in the banking and telecom securities.

  • Stocks rise riding on banking shares

    Dhaka stocks rose 0.77 percent yesterday on the back of the upward movement of banking shares.

  • Stocks continue sliding

    Shares on the Dhaka Stock Exchange fell for the fourth consecutive day yesterday as investors continue booking profit.

  • No surprises in next budget: Muhith

    There is unlikely to be any surprise fiscal measure in the budget for fiscal 2018-19 as the impending general election at the end of the year weighs heavily on the ruling party's mind.

  • NBR Logo

    Stock taxes to be consistent: NBR

    The National Board of Revenue will focus on bringing consistency among the tax measures related to the stockmarket, NBR Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said yesterday.

  • Textile, fuel shares boost Dhaka stocks

    Stocks continued to gain for the third consecutive session yesterday, thanks to the buying pressure from the textile, fuel and power sectors' shares.

  • Lack of financing hampers growth of women-led SMEs: analysts

    The reluctance of banks and financial institutions to provide women with easy loans is one of the major barriers to the growth of women-led small and medium enterprises, analysts said yesterday.

  • GDP Growth in Bangladesh

    Economy marches towards record 7.65pc growth

    The Bangladesh economy is charging towards record growth figure for the second consecutive year, driven by double-digit growth in manufacturing and construction sectors.

  • US-Bangla Airlines plane crash

    Sadharan Bima pays US-Bangla Tk 5.74cr in insurance claims

    Sadharan Bima Corporation has paid $0.7 million or Tk 5.74 crore to US-Bangla Airlines in the first instalment as compensation against the carrier's insurance claim for the aircraft that crashed in Kathmandu last month.

  • AMA Muhith

    Better GDP growth this year: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said the economy is on track to log in a better GDP growth figure than last year. In fiscal 2016-17, Bangladesh posted GDP growth of 7.28 percent.

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