Bangladesh National Budget

Now laptops to be more expensive

Laptop users in Bangladesh are set for a bigger hit as the imposition of a 15 per cent value-added tax at the import stage of the essential digital device would lift the prices further. 

Corporate tax cut: Berger, Marico, United Power may miss benefit

The government has proposed a 2.5 percentage point cut in corporate tax rates for the listed companies in the national budget unveiled for the next fiscal year in a bid to develop the stock market and attract investments.

7.5pc GDP growth target unrealistic, says economist

The national budget for fiscal year 2022-23 predicted a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.5 per cent, which is unrealistic and not objective, AB Mirza Azizul Islam, former adviser to the caretaker government, said yesterday.

Budget 2022-23 / Can local laptop and smartphone manufacturers make the most of the price increase?

We still have to wait and see how it will actually impact the market.

Budget 2022-23: More tax for the rich

Bank accounts with upwards of Tk 1 crore in balance are set to face a higher excise duty next fiscal year as the government looks to collect more taxes from the relatively well-off to get close to the lofty revenue collection target.

Too many problems, not enough budget for our public schools

Lack of resources is often cited as the key reason behind this.

Budget 2022-23: Better targeted social safety net

The government is committed to using the long-overdue National Household Database (NHD) from the next fiscal year to better target the social safety net programmes, in a development that can infuse dynamism in the flat scheme.

National budget on June 9: Finance Minister

The budget of the upcoming fiscal year will be presented on the national parliament on June 9, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said today.

Budget session to be held with minimum JS attendance, no Q/A session

This year’s budget session will take place with the presence of only those lawmakers who are essential for the day-to-day activities of the parliament in a bid to maintain social distancing and curb the risk of coronavirus infection.

June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019

Time to work on basics

The Bangladesh economy is taxing for take-off -- for its long-haul flight to the developed country club, with couple of stopovers in between.

June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019

Reforms on cards

The new budget will provide directives on reforms in education and financial sectors and incentives for the stock market, the finance

May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018

‘Allocate 20pc of budget for education sector’

A platform for children calls upon the government to allocate 20 percent of the national budget for the education sector to ensure education for every child.