price hike

Farmers get a raw deal

Floods, low rainfall and then fertiliser price hike -- the woes of farmers just won’t stop. And now, they will have to bear the brunt of a sudden 42.5 percent rise in diesel cost, which is likely to make them spend an additional Tk 4,000 in irrigation for per hectare Boro production.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Price hike: Don’t worry, be happy – no matter what

If things are bad, there must be a good reason for it.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Farmers get a raw deal

Floods, low rainfall and then fertiliser price hike -- the woes of farmers just won’t stop. And now, they will have to bear the brunt of a sudden 42.5 percent rise in diesel cost, which is likely to make them spend an additional Tk 4,000 in irrigation for per hectare Boro production.

July 12, 2022
July 12, 2022

What has led Bangladesh to its current energy crisis?

The world is going through one of the worst energy crises in recent times, even if we compare it to the situation that arose out of the 1973 Arab oil embargo.

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

‘Rise in tax to fuel prices of construction materials’

Realtors today said the cost of various raw materials, including rod and lift, will increase in the next fiscal year because of the increase in value added tax and customs tariff.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Why are rice prices up even in peak Boro season?

Prices of essentials are rising, and most worryingly, the price of rice is completely uncontrolled in the domestic market. Despite this being peak season and sufficient paddy supply, rice prices rose by Tk 8 to 10 per kg in the last two weeks.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Don’t let rice hoarders get off scot-free

Price hikes despite the high yield of Boro rice totally unacceptable

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

PM directs to take immediate action against rice hoarders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given directives to take immediate action against rice hoarders.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Now rice prices on the rise

The prices of fine rice have gone up in the capital’s wholesale and retail markets, aggravating the suffering of the people from middle-income families who are already struggling to meet their household expenses due to spiraling prices of essentials, including edible oil and lentil.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Soybean oil crisis: Govt cracks down on hoarders

An annoyed Shovon Das was walking home with a five-litre bottle of soybean oil from Shaheb Bazar in Rajshahi city yesterday afternoon. He had paid Tk 985 for it even though the government set the price at Tk 760.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Refiners to find out if any dealer is involved in oil crisis

The Bangladesh Vegetable Oil Refiners & Vanaspati Manufacturers Association today said it will take action against the dealers if their involvement is found in creating an edible oil crisis.