Spike in prices of pungent tuber

Bangladesh, Sept. 23 -- The onion prices have gone through the roof. The pungent tuber has become 40 per cent costlier in past seven days and nearly 70 per cent over a period of one month. The consum... Read More

IMF suggests empowerment of BB

Bangladesh, Sept. 20 -- The Bangladesh Bank, reportedly, has declined an offer of technical assistance (TA) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The TA was intended to deal with a number of ban... Read More

Departing pharmaceutical companies

Bangladesh, Sept. 16 -- French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, reportedly, would soon wind up its Bangladesh operations. It has already informed the state-owned Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation... Read More

Bad omens for economy, society

Bangladesh, Sept. 13 -- Closure of one or two industries for one reason or other is not any notable event. The loss of jobs due to such closures thus does not have much impact. But if a substantial n... Read More

Shining artificially in a dull market

Bangladesh, Sept. 9 -- The saying that every cloud has a silver lining does not seem to be true for the Bangladesh stock market. For nearly nine years since the collapse of the market in 2010, the ma... Read More

It's all about high cost and durability

Bangladesh, Sept. 6 -- The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in its regular weekly meeting on Tuesday approved a couple of Roads and Highways Department (RHD) projects that ... Read More

Banks: Viability of merger

Bangladesh, Sept. 2 -- Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced her government's plan to merge 10 state banks into four entities. The move came as India's public sector banks ar... Read More

Where darkness is a symbol of defiance

Bangladesh, Aug. 30 -- The brutal murder of an app-based motorcyclist on the Rampura-Shantinagar-Razarbagh section of the 8.7 km Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover in the dead hours of Sunday night has come as... Read More

Taxing the sick, unfairly

Bangladesh, Aug. 26 -- The tax authorities will be doing a great favour to the poor consumers if they scrap the new value added tax (VAT) calculation method, introduced under an order issued on July 2... Read More

Dedicated HC bench to handle bank cases

Bangladesh, Aug. 23 -- It is good that the incumbent finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has felt the necessity of creating a separate High Court (HC) bench to deal with cases pertaining to banks and n... Read More