Self-contradictory is what best describes Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal’s fifth budget, and the last of the Awami League-led government’s current term.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today in his budget speech hoped that the ongoing stress in the foreign exchange reserves would improve in a short period of time.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today proposed formulating rules for authorising tax return preparers (TRPs) in Bangladesh with a view to expanding the tax net by adding more individual taxpayers.
In June last year when Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed the budget in parliament, inflation had already been creeping up and the foreign currency reserves were on the decline. These two had derailed the full economic recovery from a two-year crisis wrought by the Covid pandemic.
The top 20 defaulters in the country have a total debt of Tk 19,283.93 crore while the amount of defaulted loans is Tk 16,587.92 crore.
Islami Bank, Social Islami Bank and First Security Islami Bank lent about Tk 9,500 crore under suspicious circumstances, as reported by different media. Of the sum, Tk 7,246 crore has been taken from Islami Bank alone.
The government yesterday sought more loans in concessional terms from the World Bank despite being the largest recipient of such funding as well as more budget support as it looks to shake off the impacts of the pandemic and the Ukraine war.
After the International Monetary Fund it is now its sister concern World Bank’s turn to negotiate economic reforms with the government for the prospective $2 billion financial support package sought to help the country weather the global economic turmoil.
Confirming Bangladesh’s request for a loan from International Monetary Fund (IMF) Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that it does not mean the country's economy is in bad shape.
The finance minister has proposed abolishing the scope for whitening of black money through the stock market.
The bank accounts with balance over Tk 5 crore may have to pay more excise duty from the next fiscal year.
The Bangladesh government has set a target of 7.5 per cent growth of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the upcoming fiscal year of 2022-23 beginning from July.
The price of the handsets will go up as the government today proposed 5 percent value-added tax on mobile handset sales.
The overall budget deficit for the fiscal year 2022-23 will be Tk 245,064 crore, or 5.5 percent of GDP, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in his budget speech today.
The Cabinet at a special meeting today approved the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2022-23.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has reached the National Parliament to present the National Budget for the financial year 2022-23 today.
The government will broaden its social safety net programmes in the upcoming national budget to continue support to the country’s marginalised population, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said yesterday.
A Chinese company has been given the charge of collecting tolls of the "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel" built under the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram.
The government finally raised its guard against the dwindling dollar reserves, putting its employees’ foreign tours on hold and deferring projects that require much imports.