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. ...

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

Muhith plans Tk 340,000 crore budget for next fiscal

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith says the outlay of the budget for the coming 2016-2017 fiscal could be as high as Taka 340,000 crore as he joined a government-sponsored pre-budget...

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Terrorism thrives on smuggling: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says terrorism is thriving on smuggling as there is a strong connection between the two offences.

February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

2,944 kg gold seized in 3 yrs: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says parliament that 2944.208kg of gold were seized during the last three years.

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016

Decision time on fuel prices

The minister of finance has sought the opinion of the ministry of energy on how to revise prices of petroleum downwards.

December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

Two top policymakers pledge to fix energy problems in two years

The finance minister and the prime minister's energy adviser yesterday assured the business community of reliable

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Arun Jaitely sues Kejriwal

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sues Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for defamation after a bitter row over corruption allegations.

December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015

IMF chief Lagarde 'faces French trial'

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a €400m (£291m; $434m) payment to a businessman in 2008, local media say.

July 11, 2015
July 11, 2015

Graft undercuts economic growth

The Finance Minister's estimate that widespread graft takes 2 to 3 percent off the economy has serious implications for the country's development.

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.

July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015

Finance Minister's bold admission

The Finance Minister's exasperation in parliament, over the government's inability to take punitive action against a top official of Sonali Bank for his involvement in the Hallmark loan...