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Bangladesh key economic indicators – Nov 27


Tuesday Previous Taka/US $ (inter-bank) 77.75-77.7525 77.75-77.7525 Call money rate (inter-bank) 06.15-07.75 05.50-08.00 Dhaka Stock Exchange index 4,277.55 4,354.88 ------------------------------------------------------------ indicatorMONTHLY CURRENT PREVIOUS Growth in: Consumer price index (BBS) Change yr/yr (pct) Oct. 7.03 7.13 M2 supply (bln taka) (BB) Sept. 6,267.23 6,199.89 Forex reserves ($bln)(BB) Oct. 17.35 16.15 Exports(FOB) ...

Tender issued to import 50,000 T wheat

Bangladesh has issued an international tender to buy 50,000 tonnes of wheat, the latest in a series of tenders as the country looks to replenish reserves, a procurement official said on Monday. The imports are part of a plan by the Directorate General of Food, the state agency, to ship in 850,000 tonnes of wheat in the current financial year, up from around 350,000 tonnes the previous year, Reuters reports. wheatThe deadline to submit offers under the latest tender is Dec. 5, with validity up to Dec. 15, and the wheat is to be shipped within 40 days of sign...

New pay commission headed by Dr Farashuddin

A 16-member Pay and Services Commission, headed by former governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, was formed to assess public servants’ salaries. Farash Uddin “Dr Mohammed Farashuddin has been made chief of the commission while former secretary Abul Kashem its member secretary,” Finance Division secretary Fazle Kabir told the media, reports UNB. On October 30, Finance Minister AMA Muhith announced the formation of two commissions to fix the salary structure of public servants and remove discrepancies in salaries among different ca...

Pol parties urged to keep export-import activities out of hartal

The political parties should ensure the smooth functioning of export-import and the supply chain, said Dr M Mojibur Rahman, chief executive officer of Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI). “I urge all the political parties to keep goods transportation system and other supply chain management system out of political programmes like hartal and blockade for the sake of the country’s economic development,” he said. The continuation of policy and political stability are a must for Bangladesh for its economic development, said the trade and investment expert. asia pacific report

Pay commission likely to be announced today

The government is likely to announce a Pay Commission on Sunday for recommending raising the salaries and allowances of the government officials and employees, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said. “We won’t be able to constitute a permanent Pay Commission, and Pay and Services Commission right now because there is a need for enacting law for this. We’re now forming a Pay Commission, which will be a temporary one,” he said. The Finance Minister was talking to the media after attending a grand rally and reception accorded to him by the Bangladesh Audit and Accounts Officers Council and Auditors Welfare Association at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) on Friday morning.

Safety inspection begins Friday after major breakthrough in RMG

Safety inspections of all export-oriented ready made garments (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh is set to begin on Friday. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) will assess the factory buildings that are not part of Alliance or Accord, both for structural integrity, and fire and electrical safety. This was decided at a meeting of the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) held on Thursday with Labour Secretary Mikail Shipar in the chair, Reports UNB. rana-plaza-2-620The Committee comprisi...