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Bangladesh recommended UN to be included in the list of developing countries

All rice imports to be completed by March 15

Demonstrations in the capital demanding the repeal of the Digital Security Act

Retired cricketers travel to India to take part in T20 competition

Five die with Covid-19, 407 new cases registered within 24 hours

The government will not fund commercial vaccinations

Dhaka, January 22: If a private company wants to bring a coronavirus vaccine, it has to bring it with its own funds, the government will not finance. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal made the remarks in response to a question from reporters after a virtual meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Public Procurement on Wednesday (January 21).

Bangladesh to buy vaccine worth Tk 1271 crore from India

Dhaka, January 22: The Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement has given final approval to purchase three crore doses of corona vaccine at a cost of Tk 1,271 crore through direct procurement from India.

Coronavirus reduces government spending, GDP slows

Dhaka, January 20: Corona has reduced government spending. Compared to the first quarter of the last financial year (July-September), the current financial year has decreased by 7.57 percent in the first quarter. Imports, on the other hand, fell 11.43 percent to 12.69 billion. Imports have declined mainly due to lower imports of capital equipment and lower fuel prices in the international market.

Imports slowly gaining pace

Dhaka, January 14: Imports of Bangladeshi goods are increasing after overcoming the epidemic drought; The country imported USD 481 crore worth of goods in November, the highest since the pandemic began. Ahsan Mansoor, executive director of the Policy Research Institute (PRI), said it was "good news" for the economy.

Eighth Five Year: Plan to reduce extreme poverty to 7.4 percent

Dhaka, December 29: The National Economic Council (NEC) has given final approval to the Eighth Five-Year Plan (July 2020 to June 2025). The approval was given at an NEC meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at noon on Tuesday (December 29).

The country's economy is in a good position: Finance Minister

Dhaka, December 24: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said Bangladesh's economy is in a good position and moving in the right direction despite the recession faced by the global economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bangladesh making significant economic recovery from COVID-19: Bhutan PM Tshering 

Dhaka: �Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said Bangladesh is making a significant economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mask prices go up as Covid-19 cases soar

Dhaka, November 26: With a rise in Covid-19 cases, prices of facial masks too have headed north. Within a week's time, prices have been raised by Tk 2 to Tk 10 for each piece of mask, while an increase of Tk 20 to Tk 50 for a box of the same.

Printing industry under threat during Covid-19

Dhaka, November 23: The capital's printing and packaging industry is in dire straits due to the coronavirus. At other times of the year (November-December) the printing press and packaging factories remains extremely busy, but in the current situation, it is witnessing a slump.

Government planning to increase PCI to $12,000 by 2041

Dhaka, November 19: The government is working to achieve a per capita income of more than USD 12,000 by 2041.

BHBFC MD dies of Covid-19

Dhaka, November 17: Debashish Chakraborty, Managing Director of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation Limited, has died of coronavirus. He died at Ever Care Hospital in the capital around 10pm on Monday (November 16).

Farmer replay Tk 6277 crore loan during Covid-19 pandemic

Dhaka, October 24: Farmers have returned Tk 6,277.63 crore in the first three months of the current fiscal year (July-September), despite the market remaining bearish due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a report by Bangladesh Bank said. 

Bangladesh surpasses India in per capita GDP

Dhaka, October 15: In terms of per capita GDP, Bangladesh has overtaken neighboring India in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, according to a World Economic Outlook (WEO) report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

World Bank forecast 'inconsistent': FM Mustafa Kamal

Dhaka, October 10: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that the World Bank's forecast for the growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP) is 'inconsistent' with the current state of the economy.

Covid-19: 37,000 expat workers who have lost their jobs to return home

Dhaka, 6 October: Expatriate workers working in different countries of the world have been playing an important role in the country's economy by sending remittances. But this year, the fate of thousands of expatriate Bangladeshi workers has been ruined due to the coronavirus epidemic.