price hike

No visible step from BB to ease importers’ woes

The Bangladesh Bank is yet to take any visible measure in line with a commerce ministry directive aimed at asking banks to earmark a portion of their foreign currency holdings to open letters of credit to import essentials ahead of Ramadan. 

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

Jet fuel prices hiked for the 13th time in 17 months

Jet fuel price has shot up again from last week – for the 13th hike in 17 months – causing severe blow to the already struggling Bangladeshi aviation industry.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Hike In Essentials Prices: Crooked traders out to cash in on Ramadan

Despite a government promise that price of essentials would not rise before Ramadan, a section of unscrupulous wholesalers and retailers have yet again begun charging people more for those.

September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

Rice price soars

As rice prices have gone up further in the last four days, the government yesterday said conspiracy has been afoot to destabilise the rice market.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

The curious case of rice price hike

A minister was telling me the other day that if people don't mind spending Tk. 300 on a cheese burger, why can't they afford a little more for rice?

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Profiteers feast on sugar

Taking advantage of increased demand for sugar during Ramadan, many of the traders are making extra profits from the sweetener -- a practice that prompted strong warnings from Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Ramadan items dearer

Consumers are paying more for some essentials such as chickpea, sugar, garlic and khesari pulse as their prices have gone up on the eve of Ramadan, which starts today.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Steps if price list is not followed during Ramadan: DSCC mayor

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor warns of legal measures against the businessmen who would not follow the city corporation-determined price list while selling essentials this Ramadan.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

The price hike is baffling

We are dismayed to see a continuous increase of prices of onions, gram, lentils and other essential food items.

September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015

JP MPs stage walkout protesting power, gas price hike

Lawmakers of the Jatiya Party walk out of the parliament protesting hike in prices of power and gas.

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