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  • Farm growth slows down

    The growth of the country's farm sector has slowed down over the last five years and an expert from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) attributed this largely to the fall in rice production growth. The sector registered a yearly growth of 2.3 percent in 2012-16, down from 4.7 percent in 2007-11.

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    PM for boosting trade with EU countries

    ​Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina puts emphasis on boosting trade and investment between Bangladesh and European Union (EU) member states.

  • 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.

  • Anti-people budget: Rizvi

    BNP senior joint secretary general Rizvi Ahmed rejects the proposed national budget for the next fiscal terming it as anti-people.

  • Bangladesh to invest in Bhutan's hydropower sector

    A trilateral cooperation among Bhutan, Bangladesh and India that will enable Bangladesh to invest in the Bhutanese power sector to re-import the electricity could soon be a reality.

  • Reforms for higher investment cannot be delayed

    It should not be surprising that private sector investment's share in GDP is shrinking. Banks are drowning in excess cash to the point where call money rate collapsed to historic lows.

  • Govt doubles investment ceiling for foreigners seeking citizenship

    Foreigners will have to invest a total of US$1 million in Bangladesh or transfer a total amount of $2 million from their country to Bangladesh to avail citizenship here.

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    Development works of 10 economic zones begin

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurates the development activities of 10 economic zones began today, aiming to boost both foreign and domestic investment in the country.

  • Address impediments to investment

    The quarterly economic review unveiled by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry on February 10 has called on the government...

  • A paradigm shift in Sheikh Hasina's development policy

    The investors – both foreign and domestic – are scared to invest in expensive and long-life projects due to the increasing insecurity and disorder. The public order management, police patrol and intelligence need to go through a major overhaul.

  • Goal ambitious but achievable

    Bangladesh's target to double its apparel exports by next five years is daunting but achievable if the country can fix infrastructure bottlenecks, boost productivity and attract investment. “The target is very simple, but a challenging one,” said Sharif As-Saber, a Bangladeshi professor at RMIT University, an Australia-based public university.

  • Investment plans on paper

    First the good news: two of the largest Indian conglomerates have pledged to invest US$11.2 billion in Bangladesh in power, energy and infrastructure sectors.

  • Nurture ties with foreign investors

    Bangladesh should nurture a long-term relationship with foreign investors in order to retain them which would ultimately benefit the economy, said a World Bank expert.

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    PM showcases business opportunities in Bangladesh

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reassures all the local and foreign investors of her government's highest level of commitment to quickly facilitate their pragmatic proposals and simplification of investment procedure so that they can make the best use of their money.

  • Only rate cuts won't boost investment

    Only policy rate cuts are not enough to boost investment, as there are other factors such as business environment, investment certainty and cost of doing business, which analysts say need to be addressed for a higher growth.

  • Council to boost business with EU: Tofail

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says a council would be formed soon to boost business between Bangladesh and European countries.

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    WB official meets Muhith, talks $1.9bn financing

    A senior World Bank official has met Finance Minister AMA Muhith in Peru and discussed a new financing scheme of $1.9 billion.

  • Skypower to invest $4.3b in solar power

    Skypower Global, one of the world's largest and most successful utility-scale solar power producing companies, would invest 4.3 billion US dollars in solar power sector in Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh, Vietnam eye extending ties in security

    President Abdul Hamid today meets his Vietnam counterpart Truong Tan Sang and discusses security, connectivity, trade, investment, tourism and culture.

  • MAKING USE OF UNUSED LANDS

    The government has recently taken a decision to merge the Board of Investment (BOI) and the Privatisation Commission to quicken the process of boosting investment and industrialisation in the county.

  • MAKING USE OF UNUSED LANDS

    The government has recently taken a decision to merge the Board of Investment (BOI) and the Privatisation Commission to quicken the process of boosting investment and industrialisation in the county.

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    Bangladesh’s exports rise to $31.2b

    Exports rise by 3.35 percent to $31.2 billion in the just concluded fiscal year, a senior Bangladesh Bank official told The Daily Star.

  • Bangladesh needs a new investment regime

    Looking at the trend in the investment-GDP ratio since 1979-80, we can suggest four different investment regimes in Bangladesh.

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    Hurdles to investment

    One of the key determinants behind this growth rate has been the accumulation of capital (i.e., investment). The regulatory environment for business in a country can have a direct impact on this...

  • economic growth

    Hurdles to investment

    One of the key determinants behind this growth rate has been the accumulation of capital (i.e., investment). The regulatory environment for business in a country can have a direct impact on this...

  • Business confidence dips on political uncertainty: survey

    Business confidence in Dhaka and Chittagong eroded slightly because of political uncertainty and rising transport cost, corruption and bank interest, resulting in a slide in investment, according to a survey.

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    China raises trade hopes

    Bangladesh stands to gain much from China by way of higher exports and investment, as the Asian economic giant looks to deepen ties with its South Asian neighbours.

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