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    Challenges loom as new fiscal year begins today: economists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on June 30, 2017

    The government will face some major challenges like boosting private investment, lack of corporate governance in the financial sector, higher defaulted loans in the banking...

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    American Airlines pushes back on Qatar Airways plan to buy stake

    Reuters . Dubai/ New York | Updated at 09:45pm on June 23, 2017

    American Airlines’ chief executive said on Thursday he is not ‘particularly excited’ about Qatar Airways’ interest in buying up to 10 per cent of the...

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    Onrush for shopping eases as city dwellers on Eid exodus

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 09:42pm on June 23, 2017

    The intensity of Eid shopping in the city markets eased on Friday as a huge number of Dhaka city dwellers started to leave the city...

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    Prices of beef, chicken go up ahead of Eid

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:36pm on June 23, 2017

    The prices of beef, chicken and some of the vegetables went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of...

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    BEZA gets $10b investment proposals for Mirsarai Economic Zone

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:30pm on June 22, 2017

    Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority has got investment proposals amounting to $10 billion in its Mirsarai Economic Zone in Chittagong....

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    Alliance Leasing gets BB nod

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:54pm on June 21, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank has given licence to another non-bank financial institution namely Alliance Leasing and Finance Company Ltd. The BB issued a circular to managing directors...

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    NBR cuts rice import duty to 10pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:52pm on June 21, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue on Wednesday issued a statutory regulatory order lowering the import duty on rice to 10 per cent from 28 per...

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    Beef, broiler prices go up before Eid

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:51pm on June 21, 2017

    The prices of broiler chicken and beef started to increase in the city’s kitchen markets with the approaching of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious...

  • ADB to lend $300m for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar rail link

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:45pm on June 21, 2017

    Asian Development Bank will provide $300 million in loan to Bangladesh for construction of a dual-gauge railway connecting Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar to promote trade...

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    GDP growth for outgoing fiscal 2016-2017 estimates at 7.24pc: Muhith

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 12:32pm on June 20, 2017

    Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Tuesday said the gross domestic product growth would be made 7.24 per cent for...