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 28, 2018
June 28, 2018

JS passes national budget FY 2018-19

The Jatiya Sangsad passes the proposed Tk 4,64,573 crore national budget for 2018-19 fiscal year.

June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018

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 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

No VAT on remittance: NBR

No VAT or tax has been imposed on remittance in the proposed budget for 2018-19 fiscal year, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) says.

June 10, 2018
June 10, 2018

MPs blast Muhith for bank scams

​Opposition and some of the ruling party lawmakers in the parliament criticises Finance Minister AMA Muhith for not stating any measures in the proposed budget for fiscal 2018-19 against irregularities in the financial and banking sectors.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

No directions on SDGs in proposed budget: SANEM

The proposed budget for fiscal 2018-19 does not have any directions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) says.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Tax measures to hurt middle class

The proposed budgetary measures for fiscal 2018-19 will benefit the high and low income people, leaving the middle- and lower middle-class, which form the majority of Bangladesh's population, strained, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday.

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 Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) yesterday.

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 also raised the surcharge on handset imports.