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Conservation finance and Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- In December 2022, a United Nations (UN) biodiversity meeting, formally known as the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was hosted by Cana... Read More


VAT from 17 big banks fall 7.0pc short of H1 target

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Collection of value added tax (VAT) from 17 large banks fell nearly 7.0 per cent or Tk 1.53 billion short of target for the first half of the current fiscal year (FY2022-23). Until ... Read More


Putin threatened me with a missile strike during a phone call: Boris Johnson

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened him with a missile strike during a phone call in the run up to the invasion of Ukrain... Read More


BB inks deal with 49 banks for export facilitation pre-finance fund

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Bangladesh Bank (BB) today inked "Participation Agreements" with 49 commercial banks for Tk 100.00 billion Export Facilitation Pre-finance Fund (EFPF). The central bank formed the E... Read More


Now vegetable prices skyrocketing

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Prices of seasonal vegetables have witnessed fresh hikes in the past three days after remaining comparatively cheaper for one and a half months, further intensifying the sufferings o... Read More


Extremist blogger Farabi sentenced to seven years in jail

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Safiur Rahman Farabi, an extremist blogger who was handed life term over the murder of science writer and blogger Avijit Roy, has been found guilty of charges pressed under the ICT A... Read More


Iran and Russia connect their interbank communication, transfer systems

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Iran and Russia have connected their interbank communication and transfer systems to help boost trade and financial transactions, a senior Iranian official said on Monday, as both Te... Read More


Govt's GRS in low gear

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Government offices connected with the GRS system have all together received 48,660 complaints in the last four years, deemed too few compared to umpteen problems facing people. Stak... Read More


Foreign aid flow falling when forex much coveted

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Foreign-aid inflow has been on a slide as Bangladesh received 10-percent lower assistance in the first half (H1) of the current fiscal year, officials said, when it is needed to rech... Read More


'Dollar caps could create deeper economic crisis'

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Capping exchange rates is largely contributing to the current dollar crisis facing Bangladesh which could snowball into a much bigger economic crisis unless addressed immediately. S... Read More