2015-16 budget

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Prices down, prices up

The finance minister proposes changes to duties and taxes on different products, which will result in increase and decrease in their prices.

July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015

REPORT CARD ON MR. MUHITH

AL'S affable finance minister is a lucky man having done the national budget more number of times than any other finance minister.

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Rampal plant no threat to Sundarbans: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says if there was any possibility of adverse effects on the Sundarbans due to Rampal power plant, the government would not have decided to construct the plant.

June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015

Money for unsettled audit objections double of budget: Muhith

The number of unsettled audit objections against 55 ministries or divisions is 8,53,314 involving Tk 6,15,606 crore which is almost double of the proposed budget of the next fiscal year.

June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015

An unconventional perspective

In any case, the lowering of corporate tax is bad for the economy holistically as it will serve to widen inequality between the super-rich and the waged worker.

June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

Menon deplores govt’s failure to curb graft

Expressing dissatisfaction over government's failure to ensure good governance, Rashed Khan Menon saysthe country's GDP growth rate will rise by 2.5 percent if corruption can be curbed effectively.

June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015

Thinking Ahead

There are very few programmes that exclusively target the extreme poor. A background paper has revealed the actualw amount allocated in the budget for the extreme poor may be even below 1 percent of the GDP.

June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015

Cutting interest rate on savings will affect all: Matia

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury sharply criticizes finance minister AMA Muhith for proposing to cut the interest rate on all saving certificates in the proposed budget for 2015-16 fiscal.

June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015

Budget 2015-2016: GDP growth and private investment

Bold and aggressive measures are needed to establish specialised economic zones to attract private investment. Large scale public investments are required for special economic zones. Thus, the call for very ambitious growth target for revenue seems justifiable.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Predictable yet unachievable

Writing on budget has become a challenge for me not only because so much has already been discussed, but there is barely anything original in the budget.