Trade & Commerce

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    Rise of foreign currencies bringing economic worries

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 22, 2018

    Depreciation of the taka against all major international currencies including the US dollar has continued over the last few months reaching its highest peak at...

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    Effective bureaucracy, manpower needed for further economic dev

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:25am on January 21, 2018

    Experts on Saturday stressed building an effective and capable bureaucracy and skilled human resources, and finding quickly a way out for removing constraints to doing...

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    Govt bans uncut raw jute export

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:52pm on January 18, 2018

    The government on Thursday imposed a ban on export of un-cut Bangla Tosha Rejection and Bangla White Rejection raw jute for an indefinite period...

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    Partners pledge support for achieving SDGs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:43pm on January 18, 2018

    International lenders and development partners have agreed to carry on their support and cooperation with the Bangladesh government for achieving sustainable development goals and the...

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    Make preparations now to face post-LDC challenges

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:32pm on January 18, 2018

    Experts on Thursday suggested that the government start making preparations now for achieving a better and smooth transition of the country from the least developed...

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    Exporters reluctant to seek review, want duty on raw jute exports

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on January 17, 2018

    Jute goods exporters have shown little interest towards a decision of the government to seek review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on Bangladeshi jute goods...

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    MCCI wants pro-active state bodies to ease doing business

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 15, 2018

    The Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suggested that regulatory and other state-bodies under the finance ministry should be more proactive in order to...

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    Muhith, Tofail censure CPD assessment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 15, 2018

    Finance minister AMA Muhith and commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday censured local think tank Centre for Policy Dialogue’s findings that crony capitalism was flourishing...

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    Cotton import surge raises capital flight suspicion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:56pm on January 13, 2018

    A surge in cotton import growth in recent months has raised suspicion of capital flight from the country...

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    Prices of vegetables begin to fall as winter supply rises

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on January 13, 2018

    The prices of vegetables started falling in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as the supply of winter vegetables increased, traders said...