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Transparency, accountability in public fund management

Increase of tax collection, fund allocation and ensuring transparency and accountability in public fund management, poverty alleviation, reducing the income disparity should get most priority in the upcoming national budget. According to World Health Organization’s report 52 lakhs peoples are living under poverty line in the country who do not have access to   proper health care service. So, sufficient amount of budget must be allocated for health sector for providing maximum health service to the rural poor and hard core poor people of the country, so that they could fully engage in economic main stream activities-speakers told at a seminar in the city on Saturday.

Bangladesh moves forward as production hub

Though often described as one of the least developed countries in South Asia, Bangladesh has overcome significant challenges to become a production hub for international companies that want to enjoy the cheap labor and other facilities the country has to offer. During my recent one-week stay in Bangladesh, I had the opportunity to visit some of the country's major factories and Export Processing Zones (EPZ), where thousands of Bangladeshis work to make a living. maids from BDWith its population of over 160 mil...

Tripartite meet on non-performing loans by BB, BIAC and ABB

A Tripartite meeting between Bangladesh Bank (BB), Association of Bankers Bangladesh (ABB) and Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) was held on 12 April 2018 at the Bangladesh Bank Head Office to find out ways to strengthen the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system to settle large number of pending cases in the banking sector. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank. From Association of Bankers Bangladesh, Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Chairman, Mr. Sohail R.K. Hossain, Vice Chairman, Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, Secretary General participated in the discussion. Mr. Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, CEO of BIAC, led BIAC team and took part in the discussion. Mr. Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank emphasi...

Fast fashion industry at risk from bank trouble

Fast fashion is at risk of hitting a speed bump if a looming crisis sweeps through Bangladesh’s banking sector. Financial institutions in the south Asian nation face a credit crunch following mass deposit withdrawals in March and soaring levels of non-performing loans. Analysts and investors fear a full-blown crisis could spill over into Bangladesh’s strongest link to the global economy — the production of textiles and ready-made garments for fast fashion brands and retailers such as H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, Zara, Walmart and Target. “Although the loan book composition across commercial banks in Bangladesh tends to vary

NBR to organize ‘Halkhata’ on April 14

 National Board of Revenue (NBR) will organise 'Halkhata Day' marking Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year.

"As April 14 is a public holiday, the NBR will begin its Bengali New Year celebration programme the next day (April 15)," NBR Chairman Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told journalists at his office here on Tuesday, reports BSS. bangladeshNBR is going to organize 'Halkhata Day' for the second time as it first observed day last...

Capital market to be in good position: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said the country’s capital market will go in a good position a few years and play a vital role to expedite investment by arranging necessary financing for the entrepreneurs, reports BSS. “There are no scopes for large ups and downs in the capital market now as the government is muhithworking to develop the market. We have taken different reforms initiatives to take the capital market in a stable position,” he said while addressing a dividend handover ceremony of the Investment Corporation of B...