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20h ago| Business

Bangladesh’s forex reserves to hit 4-year low in FY23: IMF

Bangladesh’s gross foreign exchange is likely to stand at $30 billion at the end of 2022-23 fiscal year, lowest in four years, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

2d ago| Business

‘Local conglomerates lost Tk 65,000cr for dollar price hike’

Bangladeshi conglomerates counted Tk 65,000 crore in losses in the last one year because of the fall of the local currency against the US dollar, which made loans costlier amid global economic volatility, a noted economist said today.

6d ago| Top News

EU wants to send more people back to Asia, Africa, Middle East

European Union migration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries including Iraq.

Stories of wage theft and injustice

About a dozen returnee migrant workers from countries in the Middle East yesterday said they were deprived of wages and benefits. Experts said this was “systemic wage theft” and that “injustice” is evident in those countries’ worker-recruitment management.

Illegal migration to Europe spikes

Illegal migration of Bangladeshis to Europe through various Mediterranean routes saw an upsurge this year, raising concerns over the government measures to control it effectively.

Bangladesh’s remittance to drop by $1b this year

Remittance flow to Bangladesh is projected to drop by $1 billion to $21 billion this year from $22 billion last year, according to the World Bank.

January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023

Bangladesh’s forex reserves to hit 4-year low in FY23: IMF

Bangladesh’s gross foreign exchange is likely to stand at $30 billion at the end of 2022-23 fiscal year, lowest in four years, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

‘Local conglomerates lost Tk 65,000cr for dollar price hike’

Bangladeshi conglomerates counted Tk 65,000 crore in losses in the last one year because of the fall of the local currency against the US dollar, which made loans costlier amid global economic volatility, a noted economist said today.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

EU wants to send more people back to Asia, Africa, Middle East

European Union migration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries including Iraq.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Boy rescued from container is Ratul from Cumilla, claims family

The boy discovered in a cargo container in Malaysia's Port Klang on January 17 is from Cumilla, who went missing more than two months ago, a family from the district claimed today.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Malaysian home minister to meet Bangladesh counterpart on new migrant hiring policy

Malaysian Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has recently said that he will meet with his counterparts in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia to explain the relaxed rules for hiring migrants that the cabinet approved recently.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

Boy rescued from container in Malaysia calls himself Fahim

The boy found in a cargo container in Port Klang of Malaysia on January 17 calls himself Fahim and he could be Bangladeshi or Rohingya.

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

Bangladeshi teenager rescued from ship container in Malaysia

A Bangladeshi boy has been rescued from an empty container which reached the Port Klang of Malaysia on a cargo ship that left Chattogram Port six days ago.

January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023

Where did most Bangladeshi migrant workers go in 2022?

Over 11.35 lakh Bangladeshis migrated to foreign nations in 2022, the highest ever in the history of the south Asian country.

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

Bangladeshi youth freezes to death while entering Greece

A Bangladeshi youth froze to death along Turkey-Greece border while trying to enter Greece illegally recently.

December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022

Labour migration to see 82pc increase

With over 10.29 lakh migrant workers going abroad till November, overseas employment this year is likely to see nearly an 82 percent increase compared to last year, says a new report by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU).