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    Raillway projects at snail’s pace as funds come slow

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:58am on January 13, 2020

    The installation of two of the three planned rail lines is at a nascent stage while that of  the other is halfway through as only...

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    GDP growth estimates for FY20, FY21 slashed

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:25am on January 12, 2020

    The government has decided to revise down the country’s gross domestic product projections for the current and next fiscal years because of the economic downturn...

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    Challenges galore for govt in 2020

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 12:32am on January 01, 2020

    Recovering bad loans, repatriation of Rohingyas, full implementation of the new road law, automation of the VAT collection system, employment for educated youths and lifting...

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    India to use Bangladesh seaports without transit, customs fees

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 12:37am on December 06, 2019

    There will be no transit charges and custom duties but administrative fees for India as it eyes trial run from January of transhipping cargos through...

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    Moody’s projects grim picture of banking sector

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:19am on December 03, 2019

    The asset quality of the country’s banks will deteriorate further in coming days unless poor governance and loan recovery status improve. Moody’s Investors Service, a...

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    Slow revenue collection, export growth worry govt 

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 12:10am on November 26, 2019

    Slow revenue collection and downtrends in  exports and imports as well as spiralling essential prices made it difficult for  the government to keep the macro-economic...

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    Debt repayment surges in Q1  

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2019

    The external debt repayment in the first quarter of the current fiscal year surged because of large short-term borrowings for the mega projects such as...

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    Fuel oil import on emergency basis in offing

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:10am on November 17, 2019

    Import of 30,000 tonnes of octane on emergency basis is under process by the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation to meet the demand for the fuel pushed...

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    CCC to set up LED lampposts at high cost

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:12am on November 16, 2019

    The Chattogram City Corporation will install 20,600 LED-bulb fittings on its streets at a cost of Tk 90.40 crore under an Indian suppliers credit with...

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    Tk 1,000cr anomalies found in Islamic Foundation

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:21am on November 10, 2019

    A special audit has primarily identified financial irregularities worth about Tk 1,000 crore in the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh. The special audit carried out by the...