44th budget

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.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

UGC approves Tk 3425cr budget

The University Grants Commission (UGC) approves a budget of Tk 3425.74 crore for 2016-17 fiscal year for the country's public universities and itself.

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 30, 2015
June 30, 2015

The simple math

A national budget is different from a family budget, in that, the government fixes its expenditure first and then goes for hunting the sources of income, whereas a family gets its income and then determines the items of expenses.

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 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.

June 5, 2015
June 5, 2015

Revenue collection target high but achievable: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says the revenue collection target of the proposed for fiscal 2015-2016 is high, but achievable.

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

100 economic zones in 15 years

The government has set an ambitious target of setting up 100 economic zones in the next 15 years, says the finance minister in his budget speech today.

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

VAT exemption for local industries

The government proposes to withdraw value added tax (VAT) on a number of products and services to encourage local industries grow further.

June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015

Muhith’s 7th budget in a row

Finance Minister AMA Muhith will place budget for seventh time in a row on Thursday, the size of which is Tk 295,272 crore.