Finance Minister

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 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.

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. ...

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...

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

An ambitious budget

The finance minister has presented the 45th annual budget of Tk3.4 trillion that is 29 per cent bigger than the last fiscal.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Revenue target very ambitious

While economists have praised the proposed budget's emphasis on mega projects, skill development and job creation, they have termed the revenue generation target very ambitious.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Mobile bills to go up

The cost of using a mobile phone would go up by more than two percent as the proposed budget looks to hike the supplementary duty on SIM usage.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Govt considering traffic situation seriously

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that the government is mulling creating an ‘independent metropolitan communication authority’ to ease traffic congestion in different important cities including...

March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016

BB requires reform: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith expresses his dissatisfaction on the overall condition of the Bangladesh Bank and says that reform in the bank is needed.

March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016

Fazle Kabir to be made new BB governor: Muhith

The government decides to appoint former finance secretary and incumbent chairman of state-run Sonali Bank Fazle Kabir as new governor of Bangladesh Bank (BB), Finance Minister AMA Muhith says.

March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016

Muhith cancels press conference

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has cancelled his press conference minutes after the Bangladesh Bank governor resigned over the recent heist of $101 million out of the bank’s account with New York’s...