Know your Padma Bridge

Padma Bridge is one of biggest megaprojects of Bangladesh. It took immense effort from everyone involved to get this bridge finished on time.

When will Bangladesh curb dependency on high-cost imported electricity?

Even before Bangladesh starts getting electricity, Bangladesh Power Development Board finds itself paying Tk 1,219.1cr for power not used. How did this happen? And when can Bangladesh come out of high-cost import-based electricity?

Does Budget 2022-23 address ongoing inflation?

What did general people gain from this budget?

How much will trade deficit widen, dollar price rise?

Bangladesh’s export earning has been failing to keep pace with the import bills since the middle of 2021. At the same time, the flow of inbound remittance started decreasing and the taka began losing value against the US dollar.

Whose per capita income rising?

The per capita income in Bangladesh rose by 9% year-on-year to US $2,824 in 2021-22 fiscal year, according to government data. People, however, are not seeing increase in their income, which can validate the data.

How would the 'unlimited' data packages work?

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed the mobile phone operators to roll out two types of new internet data packages, which will offer mobile users with data without expiry date and monthly limitless data.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

How was last week’s stock market?

The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) fell 307 points in the last week. The same trend was seen in the Chattogram Stock Exchange. Why did the market fall? Which were the top traded stocks? Which topped the list and which posted the highest drop?

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

How was last week’s stock market?

The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rose 90 points in the last week. The same trend was seen in the Chattogram Stock Exchange. Why did the market fall? Which were the top traded stocks? Which topped the list and which posted the highest drop?

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

How much will trade deficit widen, dollar price rise?

Bangladesh’s export earning has been failing to keep pace with the import bills since the middle of 2021. At the same time, the flow of inbound remittance started decreasing and the taka began losing value against the US dollar.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Whose per capita income rising?

The per capita income in Bangladesh rose by 9% year-on-year to US $2,824 in 2021-22 fiscal year, according to government data. People, however, are not seeing increase in their income, which can validate the data.

April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022

How would the 'unlimited' data packages work?

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed the mobile phone operators to roll out two types of new internet data packages, which will offer mobile users with data without expiry date and monthly limitless data.

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

Rana Plaza tragedy: After 9 years, has workers’ safety been ensured?

After the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013, which claimed the lives of at least 1,138 people, the garments sector of Bangladesh was put under immense pressure -- especially from international stakeholders -- to improve workers’ safety and working conditions.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

How was last week’s Dhaka stock market?

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange rose 77 points last week from the previous week. However, the index started the week with a 102-point fall.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Why did profits fall for local, foreign banks in 2021?

The Daily Star analysed the financial statements of local and foreign banks operating in Bangladesh. The data shows most of the big banks’ profits waned in 2021 compared to the previous year due to mainly two reasons -- lower interest rate and higher non-performing loans.

April 19, 2022
April 19, 2022

How ready is Bangladesh for LDC graduation?

Bangladesh will lose all its benefits of being an underdeveloped country when it graduates to a developing country -- with the garments sector being hit one of the hardest.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

Is the ADB telling Bangladesh to learn from Sri Lanka’s mistakes?

What is the possibility of Bangladesh ending up in an economic disaster like that of Sri Lanka? This has been the topic of discussion on social media of late. ADB economists have advised Bangladesh to build a more robust macroeconomic management, internal revenue collection, as well as credit management policies.