8h ago| Economy

Global economic crisis: TIB calls upon govt to form advisory committee

Transparency International Bangladesh today (May 20, 2022) called upon the government to form an independent "Economic Strategy Advisory Committee" to advise on ways to address the...

17h ago| Economy

Litchi farming in Magura grows 10 times in as many years

Litchi production in Magura has increased ten fold compared to what it was a decade ago thanks to favourable weather and soil conditions this year.

21h ago| Economy

Bring corporate tax down to 10-15% for newspapers: Editors to finance minister

Editors yesterday urged the government to bring down the corporate tax for newspapers to 10-15 per cent from the fiscal year of 2022-23 to help the print media survive amid rising costs.

1d ago| Banks

Bank Asia awarded certificate of appreciation by BB

Bank Asia has been awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” by Bangladesh Bank for its significant disbursement of stimulus loan under the special refinancing scheme of Tk 5,000 crore in agriculture...

1d ago| Economy

Garment workers’ purchasing power wears away: Sanem

The rising cost of living is eroding the purchasing power of garment workers even though most of them work overtime in order to make ends meet, according to the findings of a study released yesterday.

1d ago| Stock

Stocks fall for seventh day

Stocks in Bangladesh tumbled for the seventh straight day today, causing concerns among the general investors.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Minimum price of tea leaves set for northern region

The minimum price for raw tea leaves grown in Panchagarh was fixed at Tk 18 per kilogramme (kg) on Wednesday following recent demonstrations by local farmers demanding a fair value for their produce.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Islami Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co hold meeting

A business meeting between Islami Bank Bangladesh and the JPMorgan Chase & Co was held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka recently.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Stocks see seventh day of decline

The domestic stock market yesterday stretched its losing streak to seven consecutive trading sessions amid low turnover, raising concerns among investors regarding the future of their portfolios.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Padma Family Day 2022 celebrated

Padma Bank recently celebrated its Padma Family Day-2022 through various programmes and lavish arrangements at a resort in Gazipur.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Stocks fall for seventh day

Stocks in Bangladesh tumbled for the seventh straight day today, causing concerns among the general investors.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Job postings online skyrocketing

Online job postings have continued to be made in large numbers in the past eight months since September last year, sometimes even surpassing pre-pandemic levels, seeking manpower in garments,...

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Mango growers fear lower yield

Yusuf Ali, a mango grower in Chapainawabganj, did not benefit much despite having an ample yield last year as the price of the popular fruit was unusually low due to the lockdown-induced disruption.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Rising costs derail economic recovery of poor

When his children ask Russel Shaikh why there is no meat and even fish in their meals, he has no answer. This is because he simply has no choice as soaring prices of essential commodities and the...

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Inflation in April 6.29%, highest in 18 months

Inflation shot up to 6.29 percent in April – highest in 18 months – amid persistently high food prices and non-food prices, said Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) last evening (May 18, 2022).

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

BB relaxes rules for pre-shipment finance

Bangladesh Bank yesterday further relaxed the rules for availing loans from its pre-shipment refinance scheme to the tune of Tk 5,000 crore in a bid to help exporters smoothly produce their goods.