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Cigarette, mobile, pharma sectors pay higher value added tax

Three sectors - cigarette, pharmaceuticals and mobile phone - made...

Structural reforms unlikely, says Kamal blaming pandemic resurgence

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said the budget...

e-fund transfer system resumes at Bangladesh Bank after five days

Inter-bank cheque settlement and electronic fund transfer system of Bangladesh...

Bangladesh sees 17m 'new poor', loses 3pc jobs during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has rendered about 3.0 per cent of...

Experts for more growth-friendly, transparent tax system

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) should reduce tax deduction...

Business leaders emphasise tax reform for attracting FDI, expanding exports for recovery

A panel of business leaders and experts on Saturday suggested...

Youth unemployment, growth of informal sector may hinder SDG 8 achievement, experts say

Country’s youth unemployment, rising employment in the informal sector and...

Livelihoods, recovery to be in focus in next budget

The national budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will focus...

Bangladesh's 2020 debt rises to almost 40pc of GDP

The government debt of Bangladesh surged to a new high...

Inflation rises to 5.47pc in March

The point-to-point inflation increased to 5.47 per cent in March...

Bangladesh's development budget execution lowest in 11 years

The government agencies implemented only about 42 per cent of...

Bangladesh receives more than $1.0b World Bank financing for vaccination, meeting Covid-19 challenges

The government of Bangladesh has signed three financing agreements worth...

Japan not keen on joint FTA study

Japan has shown its reluctance to take forward a proposal...

Bangladesh's poverty rate rises to 30pc amid pandemic

As the country is set to embrace a 'hard' lockdown...

Bangladesh recovery beckons: WB

Bangladesh’s economy is showing nascent signs of recovery backed by...

Economists suggest increasing budgetary spending so that money flows into people's pockets

Country's leading economists on Sunday suggested the government pursue an...

Finance Minister Kamal upbeat about 7.4pc growth target

1. We are observing that the Bangladesh economy is showing...

Adviser Mashiur Rahman backs business-friendly tax regime

Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman on Saturday...

Finance minister wary of external shocks amid Covid-19

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has identified "external shocks and...

Stakeholders for economic recovery guideline in budget for FY22

Stakeholders and experts at a pre-budget discussion on Saturday called...

Official assistance offsets Covid food insecurity: Study

The government's support strengthened the food security of rural households...

Government’s bank borrowings during July-March period drop

The government's borrowing from the country's banking system dropped significantly...

Solar home system scheme benefits Bangladesh $1.7b

Bangladesh's net benefit for using the solar home system (SHS)...