Economy

Economy

Up to 30% of crops wasted, says agriculture minister

Around 30 percent of crops are wasted at different stages after harvest and reducing it would contribute to improving food security, said Agriculture Minister Md Abdus Shahid yesterday

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IDRA seeks govt support for insurance coverage expansion

IDRA has sought cooperation from ministries and public entities to expand insurance coverage for citizens and properties to reduce the risks of damage and losses.

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Essential food prices to show daily on commerce ministry website

The commerce ministry will start sharing retail and wholesale prices of essential food commodities prevailing in markets on its website every day from the first week of March for the benefit of consumers.

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Daudkandi to Tripura inland waterway route gets terminal, jetty

A new inland waterway terminal and a permanent jetty were inaugurated in Tripura’s Srimantapuron Tuesday, which is expected to strengthen trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh.

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Korea opens fisheries, construction sectors to Bangladeshi workers

For the first time, South Korea has opened its fisheries and construction sectors to migrant Bangladeshi workers, creating new avenues for employment in a country known for fair labour practices.

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62% young women not in employment, education

Three out of five young women in Bangladesh were considered NEETs (not in employment, education, or training) in 2022, a waste of the workforce in a country looking to thrive riding on the demographic dividend, official figures showed.

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A third of NBFIs running without MDs

Twelve non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) in Bangladesh are running without a regular managing director or chief executive officer and a majority of them have had their top post vacant for more than three months in a clear breach of laws.

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BRAC Bank issues Tk 700 crore bond targeting small investors

Minimum investment threshold is Tk 10 lakh

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Extend tax return filing deadline for companies: FBCCI

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has urged the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to extend the deadline for tax return filing by companies by two months until April 30 this year 2024.

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Commerce ministry to share commodity prices on website daily

The commerce ministry will only fix price of a commodity if it seems too high

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Businesses demand world-class logistics policy

Businesses in Bangladesh yesterday demanded the government ensure world-class logistics services to address different challenges in this regard as the maiden national logistics policy will be framed soon.

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Extend tax return filing deadline for companies: FBCCI

It wants the deadline to be extended until April 30

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Dhaka trade fair logs Tk 392 crore in export orders

The month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair ends today

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Stocks fall for seventh session

Major indices of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has fell for a seventh successive trading session today.

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Soybean oil prices to decrease by Tk 10 from March 1

Edible oil refiners said today that soybean oil price would be cut by Tk 10 a litre from March 1 to pass on the benefit of reduced duty and value-added tax to consumers

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Regulator to audit Teletalk, BTCL

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will audit Teletalk and Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) to unearth the amount of dues owed to the regulator by the state-run telecom companies.

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Bangladesh to get first ‘green’ residential project with Tk 1,080cr investment

Ananta Group, one of the top garment exporters, is going to build Bangladesh’s first environment-friendly residential complex in the capital city with an estimated investment of Tk 1,080 crore.

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M&A transactions amounted to at least $2.5b in 18 years

Bangladesh registered at least $2.5 billion in funding from investors for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of firms since 2005, according to a recent study, which says there is room for growth in terms of M&A in Bangladesh although the volume is modest in comparison with regional counterparts.

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