Shakhawat Hossain

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    Government faces challenge to meet domestic demand

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:38am on April 05, 2020

    The government is finding it very challenging to maintain the level of domestic demand due to the people’s eroding purchasing powers amid the shutdown extended...

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    Tk 5,000cr export stimulus package use to be delayed

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:13am on April 01, 2020

    The implementation of the Tk 5,000-crore stimulus package for the country’s export-oriented industries to cope with the economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic is...

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    Government cut budget by 5 per cent

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 11:50pm on March 30, 2020

    Giving higher priority to the health, food, disaster management and export-oriented readymade garment sectors in the prevailing coronavirus situation, the government on Monday cut the...

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    Pre-budget discussion halted

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 11:14pm on March 29, 2020

    The traditional pre-budget discussion between the finance ministry and the stakeholders, including parliament members, economists, think-tanks and chamber bodies, scheduled to begin today...

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    Informal sector workers hard hit by coronavirus shutdown

    Shakhawat Hossain and Rashad Ahmed    | Updated at 11:22pm on March 28, 2020

    Zahid Hossain was among a dozen of ridesharing bikers looking for passengers at the Gulistan square in the capital on Saturday. The square, a bustling...

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    Govt to open contributory fund amid revenue shortfall

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 12:03am on March 25, 2020

    The government is planning to operate a contributory fund opening participation of private sector in containing spreading of coronavirus amid revenue shortfall, officials said. Individual...

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    10-day holiday in Bangladesh from Thursday

    Shakhawat Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman          | Updated at 05:56pm on March 23, 2020

    The government on Monday announced public holidays from March 29 to April 2, the deployment of army personnel, limiting the public gatherings and mass transports...

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    Govt plans subsidised food for urban poor

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:31am on March 23, 2020

    The government is planning to provide subsidised food to poor in urban areas, including the capital, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, said finance...

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    Tk 200cr more released to fight coronavirus

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 01:37am on March 22, 2020

    The finance division has released Tk 200 crore more to fight COVID-19 despite growing pressure on budget management against the falling revenue income. Finance division...

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    No let-up in foreign trips with project fund   

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 01:38am on March 18, 2020

    There was no sign of the government officials trying to limit the provision of fund allocation for overseas trips when framing projects despite repeated directives...