Sajjadur Rahman

July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019

Lot of success, lot to do

Bangladesh needs to sustain higher economic growth and diversify the economy in order to create jobs for a young population, said Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank...

July 8, 2019
July 8, 2019

Problems SMEs face in Bangladesh

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Bangladesh economy: they make up more than 90 percent of all

July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019

Gas Price Hike: Textiles, ceramics may suffer a blow

The latest gas price hike may not push up the electricity price at the moment, but the move will hit some industrial sectors, including textile spinning and ceramics, as their production cost will...

June 22, 2019
June 22, 2019

Three banks hit by cyberattacks

At least three local private banks suffered major cyberattacks last month, raising concern about the robustness of their security systems against a growing threat of scammers.

June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019

EBL getting ready to fund big projects

At a time when most lenders are battling liquidity crisis, rising default loans and poor governance, Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) is sitting pretty by all accounts.

June 2, 2019
June 2, 2019

Banks should be setting interest rates, not others

Banks should be the only ones setting the interest rates as they offer loans at rates that are based on factors like cost of funds, credit worthiness of a customer and the prevailing market...

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

City Bank embracing digital innovations with gusto

People do not need banks but they need banking, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said 30 years ago. And it appears he was on to

May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019

COMMODITY TRADERS GRIN IN RAMADAN

Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims, sees a spike in demand for many commodities.

May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019

Defaulters have the last laugh

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the influen-tial physicist Albert Einstein once said. And this quote comes to mind when one glances through the...

May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019

Develop stock, bond markets to meet infrastructure financing needs

Bangladesh must develop its capital and bond markets to meet the long-term financing needs of infrastructure projects as bank loans are not viable for mega initiatives worth billions of dollars,...