Bangladesh National Budget 2019-20

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Mobile phone calls may get costlier

Mobile phone services are likely to become costlier from today due to increased taxes. ...

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

New VAT Regime New concern for consumers

Shifting from its initial plan to slap a uniform rate, the government has finally proposed four rates of Value Added Tax to please businesspeople and take them on board to implement the new VAT law...

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Devalue Taka to help garment exporters

The government should support the garment exporters by devaluing taka against US dollar instead of giving them direct cash incentives, two economists said yesterday.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Smoking gets costlier

The government has significantly raised the prices of tobacco products to curb consumption.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

PLEDGES there, ‘HOW’ missing

Rejaul Karim, a college teacher by profession, took a personal loan of Tk 6 lakh at 9.50 percent interest from a private commercial bank in 2015 to tackle some family emergencies.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Smartphone import to be costlier

Imported smartphones are scheduled to turn much costlier as the government has proposed increasing supplementary duty from 10 percent to 25 percent.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Gloom of growers not going away

Gani Mia is a farmer with no land of his own. He grows paddy, jute and other crops in others’ fields. ...

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

BUDGET SPEECH: PM helps out ailing Kamal

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday presented parts of the national budget as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal fell sick halfway through his speech.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Safety for 16 lakh more

In a push to widen the social safety net, the government decided to include all registered differently abled people, and more marginalised and vulnerable ones under its protection.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Deficit financing to be expensive

The government has resorted to deficit financing, largely through bank borrowing and sale of high-cost savings certificates, increasing the interest payment burden on its shoulders and fuelling...