June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

‘Ethically unacceptable’

Money laundered out of the country can be legalised in exchange of seven to fifteen percent tax under a new proposal aimed to boost revenue as well as mobilise foreign currency. 

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Food, Agriculture: A lot of hype, little promised

Amid the Russia-Ukraine war and global food price hike, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed emphasis on boosting food production to ensure food security in the country.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Fast-Track Projects: Debt repayment a worry now

After the Awami League government came to power in 2009, it took up several gigantic development projects with a view to transforming the country’s communication and transport infrastructure.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Social safety net: Approach not a good fit for multiple crises

The need for expanding the coverage of social protection schemes with new approaches has never been felt so badly than now as people are struggling to keep their heads above water amid one crisis on top of another.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Govt to invest $80b for climate resilience

The government is planning to invest $80 billion to shift the country from climate-vulnerable to a sustainable climate-resilient country under Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan (MCPP) by 2030, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said yesterday while unveiling the national budget for the fiscal year 2022-2023.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Job creation: an empty promise

Although Bangladesh is witnessing a golden hour in terms of demographic dividend, a lack of decent employment opportunities in the country is leading to rising unemployment among educated youths, according to experts.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Tax measures: Relief for the rich, burden for others

Over the last couple of months, various sections of society called upon the government to raise the tax-free income limit amid the rising cost of living.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

A fillip to ‘Made in Bangladesh’

The government plans to extend VAT exemption and offer tax holiday to all export-oriented goods and services in order to create new export sectors, diversify goods and explore new markets.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Not for respite, but for restraints

When reassurance was needed, he exuded panic.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Budget to help draw investment

The proposed budget placed in parliament yesterday is geared towards attracting private sector investment to create employment and to expand business, but some proposals need to be reconsidered, said economists and businesspeople.