National Budget 2018-19

Minister suggests lowering prices of liquor

Housing and Public Works Minister Engr Mosharraf Hossain suggests cutting down customs duty on liquor for the sake of flourishing tourism in the country.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Rich to be barred from buying savings tools

The government is going to connect the national savings certificate (NSC) buyers' database with that used in the creation of national identity (NID) cards to prevent the certificates from...

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Budget not realistic: analysts

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year is unrealistic, as it lacks significant structural and policy changes, analysts said in their immediate reaction yesterday.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

No prescription for 'slow' virus

Fast-track projects, as the title suggests, are supposed to be implemented at breakneck speed because they boost economic activities once they are complete.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Jute mills to be revived by PPP initiatives

The government will bring an end to the vulnerable situation public jute mills are in by running those under the public private partnership (PPP) model.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Corporate tax to rise for apparel

The proposed rise in corporate tax will hurt the flow of fresh investment into the garment sector as entrepreneurs will feel discouraged to inject fresh funds, said the top leader of the Bangladesh...

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Education lacks due attention

As the government had formulated National Education Policy immediately after coming to power in 2009, educationists started advocating for spending at least six percent of the GDP for education.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

DIGITAL SERVICES: When popular, made pricier

Customer will have to pay more for products and service bought from one's mobile phone as the government yesterday introduced a 5 percent value-added tax on those from next fiscal year and...

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Lofty goals, fragile base

It looks like another repeat story. ...

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Interest burden getting heavier

Interest payments get the fourth highest allocation, which is also higher than the combined allocation for health, social security and welfare in the proposed budget for 2018-19.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Jobs there, not right skills

Samidul Haque obtained a BBA degree from a private university a year ago.