budget 2015-16

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.

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 27, 2015
June 27, 2015

An unconventional perspective

In any case, the lowering of corporate tax is bad for the economy holistically as it will serve to widen inequality between the super-rich and the waged worker.

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 18, 2015
June 18, 2015

Budget 2015-2016: GDP growth and private investment

Bold and aggressive measures are needed to establish specialised economic zones to attract private investment. Large scale public investments are required for special economic zones. Thus, the call for very ambitious growth target for revenue seems justifiable.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Muhith makes yet another correction to budget proposal

Finance Minister AMA Muhith makes another correction to the proposed budget proposal, admitting that such mistakes are creating problems and instability in the market.

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 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

Budgetary allocation for people with disabilities

Jatiya Pratibandi Forum (JPF), in a press conference on Sunday, highlighted that there has not been any significant allocation for development of people with disabilities in the national budget...

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

GDP growth target 7pc

The government has projected the target of gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 7 percent for the upcoming fiscal year.

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.