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  • 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.

  • Stocks leap on CRR reduction

    Dhaka stocks yesterday gained 2.67 percent -- the highest since May 25, 2015 -- on the back of the central bank's announcement to lower the requisite cash reserve ratio (CRR) to 5.5 percent from 6.5 percent to ease the financial sector's liquidity crunch.

  • Stocks break losing streak

    Dhaka stocks ended the week in the black yesterday after breaking a three-day losing streak amid active participation by institutional and general investors.

  • ACC to check if firms submit fabricated financial statements

    The Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate allegations that listed companies have submitted fabricated financial statements to various regulators and parties, said its Chairman Iqbal Mahmood.

  • Govt panel gives nod to $2.6b Chinese loan

    The hard-term loan committee of the government yesterday approved $2.6 billion financing for the Padma rail link project, paving the way for the signing of a deal with the Exim Bank of China next month.

  • Unused foreign fund rises 12pc to $40.24b

    Unused foreign assistance in the pipeline rose over 12 percent to $40.24 billion in the last eight months to February.

  • Green Delta Insurance

    Poor salaries, skills gap plague insurance sector: analysts

    Bangladesh's insurance sector has long been facing a skills gap at all levels because of a poor pay structure, uncomfortable work environment and a lack of relevant education and awareness, industry people said yesterday.