Bangladesh Budget 2018-19

June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018

Minister suggests lowering prices of liquor

Housing and Public Works Minister Engr Mosharraf Hossain suggests cutting down customs duty on liquor for the sake of flourishing tourism in the country.

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

No VAT on remittance: NBR

No VAT or tax has been imposed on remittance in the proposed budget for 2018-19 fiscal year, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) says.

June 12, 2018
June 12, 2018

Muhith under attack in JS for mollycoddling banks

Opposition MPs continue their scathing attacks on Finance Minister AMA Muhith in Parliament for his 'failure' to restore discipline in the banking sector.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Punish those involved in Bank scam: FBCCI

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) demands stern punishment for the people involved in in misappropriating money from the country's banks.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Tax measures to hurt middle class

The proposed budgetary measures for fiscal 2018-19 will benefit the high and low income people, leaving the middle- and lower middle-class, which form the majority of Bangladesh's population, strained, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Cut corporate tax for all sectors

Leading chambers and trade bodies yesterday criticised the government's 2.5 percent corporate tax cut proposal for only banks and financial institutions in fiscal 2018-19, saying the move would not bring in the desired private or foreign investments.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

‘No VAT on online shopping’

Online shopping will be excluded from the purview of 5 percent value added tax (VAT) that was proposed on virtual businesses in the budget for FY 2018-19.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Jute mills to be revived by PPP initiatives

The government will bring an end to the vulnerable situation public jute mills are in by running those under the public private partnership (PPP) model.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

A little for stock investors

A corporate tax cut for listed banks, insurance companies and financial institutions and announcement of development measures for the bond market are the only achievements of stock investors from the budget announced for FY 2018-19.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Corporate tax to rise for apparel

The proposed rise in corporate tax will hurt the flow of fresh investment into the garment sector as entrepreneurs will feel discouraged to inject fresh funds, said the top leader of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) yesterday.