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    Govt selects 40 priority targets for meeting SDGs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 26, 2019

    The government has prepared a priority list of 40 out of the 169 targets under sustainable development goals (SDG) to implement those on priority basis...

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    NPL, poor governance to hinder investment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 26, 2019

    Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said that a number of risks including poor governance and high level of non-performing loans in the banking...

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    BB limits banks’ fund transfer to offshore units

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 26, 2019

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday issued a fresh policy for the operation of offshore banking units of banks, imposing limit on transferring foreign currency to offshore...

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    Trump to delay China tariff hike after trade talks ‘progress’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:10pm on February 25, 2019

    US president Donald Trump said Sunday he would delay a planned tariff increase on Chinese exports after both sides hailed ‘substantial progress’ in...

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    Draft leather policy eyes $5b annual export by 2021

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    The government has finalised the draft of leather policy with an aim to achieve $5 billion export earnings target from the sector by 2021 and to increase the contribution of leather sector to Gross Domestic Product to 2.5 per cent from existing 0.5 per cent....

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    Bangladesh Bank to seek opinions of stock stakeholders before MPS framing: governor

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    From now on Bangladesh Bank will take opinions from the capital market stakeholders before declaring its monetary policy statement to prevent any negative impact of the policy on the market, said BB governor Fazle Kabir....

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    NBR seeks proposals on budget with focus on new VAT law

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    National Board of Revenue has asked its field offices, country’s businesses and other stakeholders to submit new VAT law-focused proposals for the national budget for the upcoming fiscal year (2019-20) and suggestions for amendments to the new value-added tax law....

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    Farm loan drops by 4.73pc in July-Jan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    Disbursement of farm loans by banks dropped by 4.73 per cent or Tk 601 crore in seven months (July-January) of the current fiscal year (2018-19) compared with that in the same period of the previous fiscal year....

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    Canada keen to develop Bangladesh airports

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    The Canadian government on Sunday expressed keenness to cooperate in the development of airports in Bangladesh, including the security system....

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    Dhaka stocks drop as financial scrips face sell-offs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    Dhaka stocks dropped on Sunday after a slight gain in the previous two sessions as investors went for selling financial shares in cautious trading....

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