Finance Minister

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Tk 1,26,369 crore loans defaulted as of March this year: Finance Minister

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today told the parliament that as of March this year, the amount of defaulted loans in the country was Tk 126,369 crore.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Hopeless revenue target: No major tax hike planned

Wishy-washy -- is what best describes the government’s stance on scaling up its narrow revenue base, which is posing to become the Achilles’ heel to Bangladesh’s growth aspirations.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

Tribute to Muhith: Epitome of optimism

Over the last 50 years of Bangladesh’s existence, we have seen many finance ministers. AMA Muhith was among those few who this nation will remember for making the job appear joyful and free from the pains of balancing difficult trade-offs amid resource constraints.

February 6, 2018
February 6, 2018

Muhith pledges steps on loan anomalies at Janata Bank

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said necessary steps will be taken regarding the alleged loan irregularities at state-owned Janata Bank.

June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Debt burden won't rise much

Bangladesh's debt burden would not increase much even if the government borrowed $12 billion from Russia to build the Rooppur nuclear power plant, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said yesterday.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Some massive thefts in banking: Muhith

The banking sector was tainted by a series of scams, including some massive thefts, according to Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Massive theft in banking sector: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith admits in Parliament that there are some irregularities in the banking sector and it is massive at times.

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

Muhith won’t contest in next general polls

Finance Minister AMA Muhith who recently placed his tenth budget for Bangladesh announces he will not participate in the next Jatiya Sangshad elections.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Muhith hints at further cut in fuel prices

The government is considering a further fuel price cut to pass on to consumers the benefit of low fuel prices on the international market, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday.