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Former interim government adviser Wahiduddin Mahmud, former Bangladesh Bank governor Mohammed Farashuddin, Dhaka University professor MA Taslim, General Economics Division member Shamsul Alam, former finance secretary Mohammad Tareque and World Bank Bangladesh lead economist Zahid Hussain are present, among others, at the closing session of BIDS Research Almanac 2018 at Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka on […]

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File photo of Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed Dhaka Tribune ‘Last year our export amounted to $36.67 billion. And with service sector, it (export volume) was $41.07 billion and we hope that it will hit $60 billion in 2021’ Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said Bangladesh is mulling of earning $60 billion from the export […]

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During the 2014 parliamentary election, Bangladesh’s economy suffered greatly following 55 days of countrywide strikes and blockades since July of 2013 to January of 2014 Considering the prevailing political situation of the country, the upcoming 11th general election to be held on December 23 is unlikely to have any adverse impact on Bangladesh’s economy, said […]

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Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir and Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management director general Toufic Ahmad Choudhury are seen with the officials holding newly introduced publications at the 7th annual banking conference organised by BIBM at its premises in Dhaka on Wednesday. — New Age photo The overall situation in the country’s banking sector has not […]

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CPD’s Distinguished Fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya presents the Abdul Ghafur Memorial Lecture 2018, organised by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies at its office in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Star Star Business Report The economic growth in recent years has favoured the richest section of the society and the disparity increased between 2010 and 2016, said Debapriya […]

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Country’s export earnings soared by 18.65 per cent year-on-year in July-October in the current fiscal year as the earnings hit an all-time single-month high in October due to a surge in readymade garment shipment amid the ongoing US-China trade war. The expo rt earnings in July-October of the financial year of 2018-19 grew to $13.65 […]

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A file photo shows containers at Chattogram port. Bangladesh Bank has observed that the overall impact of ongoing US-China trade war on Bangladesh’s external balance appears to be favourable. — New Age photo Bangladesh Bank has observed that the overall impact of ongoing US-China trade war on Bangladesh’s external balance appears to be favourable. The […]

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Dreams, aspirations of the young Prothom Alo English Special |  Nov 04, 2018   They, the young say, would love to see Bangladesh as a land of opportunities, a country where unethical practice is condemned and innovation is upheld. Many young people of Bangladesh today aspire to having honest leadership, change through ballot and fair politics […]

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ব্যবসা করার জন্য বাংলাদেশ থেকে আফগানিস্তান, মিয়ানমার বেশি উপযুক্ত: বিশ্বব্যাংক সূচক অনুযায়ী কারণগুলো কী? সানজানা চৌধুরীবিবিসি বাংলা, ঢাকা ১ নভেম্বর ২০১৮   BBC Bangla Image captionবিশ্ব র‍্যাংকিংয়ে বাংলাদেশ ব্যবসার ক্ষেত্রে পিছিয়ে। বিশ্বব্যাংক পরিচালিত “ইজ অব ডুয়িং বিজনেস” অর্থাৎ সহজে ব্যবসা করার সূচকে আফগানিস্তান ও মিয়ানমারের থেকেও পিছিয়ে আছে বাংলাদেশ। বিশ্বব্যাংকের ওই র‍্যাংকিংয়ে বিশ্বের ১৯০টি দেশের মধ্যে […]

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Analysis: Bangladesh’s fuel oil imports to grow 25% in 2019 on new power capacity State-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation’s high-sulfur fuel oil imports are set to increase by 25% to around 2.5 million mt in 2019, as 12 new HSFO-fired power plants are set to come online, BPC’s director for operations and planning, Sayed Mozammel Haque […]

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Bangladesh has moved only one notch up to 176th position, among 190 economies, in a global ranking on the ease of doing business prepared by the World Bank Group. According to the Doing Business Report-2019 released on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s distance to frontier score also slightly increased to 41.97 points out of 100 this year from […]

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Representatives from trade unions claim the Tk8,000 minimum wage for apparel workers is insufficient for them to meet their basic needs Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Being aggrieved by the proposed wage rates, several trade union leaders lodged objections with the wage board, demanding a raise in the proposed pay structure and proportionate increases to the salaries […]

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