Rejaul Karim Byron

November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

Fitch forecasts 7pc GDP growth

Global credit ratings agency Fitch said Bangladesh’s economy would grow 7 per cent in the current fiscal year, powered by declining coronavirus infections and easing of supply chain disruptions.

November 9, 2021
November 9, 2021

IMF Mission due on Dec 5: Banking sector reform, subsidy to top agenda

The International Monetary Fund will inquire about Bangladesh’s progress in reforming the local banking and subsidy sectors as well as ongoing vaccination drive as it is set to hold its first...

November 7, 2021
November 7, 2021

Power, gas up for hike next

Power and gas are likely to become pricier next after diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas as the government looks to calibrate the prices in the local market following a global price...

November 4, 2021
November 4, 2021

Vaccine Purchase: Bangladesh to get $500m from AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is set to provide $750 million for vaccine purchase and to help the economy to recover from the fallout of the global coronavirus pandemic.

November 2, 2021
November 2, 2021

Bangladesh now a $409b economy: GDP size up, growth down as new base year takes effect

The economic growth rates posted in recent years were revised downwards but the size of the economy expanded thanks to a new base year adopted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021

Pledged Chinese Loan; Coming but at crawling pace

In 2017, with the view to alleviating the capital’s absurd traffic congestion, the government took up the Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway project to implement largely with Chinese funding.

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

Bangladesh Bank intensifies intervention as dollar hits new high

The central bank has intensified its efforts to keep the exchange rate of the local currency stable in the face of rising demand for US dollars.

October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021

Farmers supply two-thirds of their crops to markets

Farmers in Bangladesh sell most of their crops to meet their financial needs after keeping a small portion for the consumption of their families, according to a new survey of the Bangladesh Bureau...

October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021

39.5 lakh trading firms contribute 14pc to GDP

About 39.47 lakh establishments engaged in wholesale and retail trade, including motorcycle repair shops, contribute around 14 per cent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Companies going global to expand footprint

Bangladesh’s people have witnessed a huge surge in entrepreneurial spirit over the last couple of decades.