44th budget | The Daily Star
  • University Grants Commission

    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.

  • 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.


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pharmaceuticals Products of the year 2018

    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.

  • 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.