budget 2016-17

No one in BNP to give reactions

The BNP that ruled the country for over 10 years in two terms since the restoration of democracy in Bangladesh in 1990 is struggling to come up with formal reactions to the proposed budget for fiscal 2016-17.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Of Obesity or Good Health?

The Finance Minister has proposed a mega Tk.3.4 trillion budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2016-17. It is about 29 percent higher than the revised budget of the outgoing fiscal year.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

No one in BNP to give reactions

The BNP that ruled the country for over 10 years in two terms since the restoration of democracy in Bangladesh in 1990 is struggling to come up with formal reactions to the proposed budget for fiscal 2016-17.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Allocation rises for digitisation

The proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year increases investment in digitising government services by 36.01 percent year on year.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Hike in source tax ‘absurd’

The proposed 1.5 percent tax at source on export is 'absurd' and 'abnormal' as such a high rate might hamper the growth of local

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Private investment biggest challenge

The challenge of attracting private investment remains as daunting as ever, as the proposed budget did not give any clear outline to

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Ambitious targets set deliberately

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said he deliberately set an ambitious revenue generation target in the upcoming budget, hoping for more tax collection by the National Board of Revenue. “I have said in the budget speech that it is deliberately ambitious,” he told reporters at a post-budget briefing in the capital's Osmani Memorial Auditorium.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Focus on fast-track projects

The government has given top priority to eight fast-track mega projects in the upcoming budget, setting aside Tk 18,727 crore for them.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Big dream, grim reality

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has really dreamt of a big budget in every respect -- from expenditure to revenue generation. And he no longer wants to live in the 6 percent GDP class to push beyond 7 percent. But his big dream promises to put extra pressure on people across the board, as he plans through his VAT and other tax proposals to extract that extra penny from every pocket.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Budget anti-people

Opposition leaders yesterday termed the proposed budget for the next fiscal year anti-people and not feasible.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Super rich have to pay more taxes

The super rich would have to pay more tax as the budget proposed restructuring the surcharge on individual's net wealth and increase the maximum rate up to 30 percent.