Capital market to be in good position in couple of years: Muhith

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 21:22, Apr 10,2018 | Updated: 00:23, Apr 11,2018


Finance minister AMA Muhith Tuesday said the country’s capital market will go in a good position a few years and play a vital role to expedite investment by arranging necessary financing for the entrepreneurs.
‘There are no scopes for large ups and downs in the capital market now as the government is working to develop the market. We have taken different reforms initiatives to take the capital market in a stable position,’ he said while addressing a dividend handover ceremony of the Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) at Finance Ministry in the city.
The shareholders of ICB approved 30 per cent cash dividend and five per cent stock dividend against each share of Tk 10 for the 2016-17 fiscal year in the 41st Annual General Meeting.

The government has got cash dividend amounting to Tk 51.26 crore and around 85.43 lakh shares as bonus against its about 1.71 crore shares.

ICB chairman professor Mojib Uddin Ahmed and managing director Kazi Sanaul Hoq handed over the divided to the finance minister.
In the function, Muhith said Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) is working for the last six years to take the capital market in a good position as the market faced a big fall six years ago.

Because of taking different initiatives through BSEC, he said, the capital market will reach in a good position in future.

He hoped that the GDP growth will be 7.5 per cent in the 2017-18 financial year, which is higher than the budgetary target of 7.40 per cent.

‘The Planning Commission has projected 7.65 per cent GDP growth in the fiscal. But, I think that the growth will not be less than 7.50 per cent in the fiscal,’ he added.

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