Md Fazlur Rahman

Deputy Business Editor

Linde, Renata surge, sending Dhaka stocks to two-month high

Stocks in Bangladesh climbed 1.6 percent yesterday, driven by a surge in the prices of some blue-chip companies such as Renata PLC and Linde Bangladesh.

3w ago

Both inbound, outbound FDIs drop for Bangladesh

Unctad’s World Investment Report shows

3w ago

Govt not using full strength to restore macroeconomic stability

The government is not moving at full throttle in bringing discipline to the banking sector, implementing reforms wholeheartedly, taking measures against syndication, and bringing money launderers under the rule of law, said a top economist.

1m ago

Inflation battle must be at the centre of budget

Fighting raging inflation and putting the economy back on track have not been taken seriously as evidenced from the government’s delayed response, which set the scene for one of the worst economic crises in its history and an unprecedented prolonged period of higher consumer prices, said an economist. 

1m ago

It’s time to correct fiscal stance

The government has not addressed the stability issue through its fiscal policy for two years in a row although the economy is in turmoil owing to both external and internal pressures. A noted economist, however, thinks it can bring the situation under better control through the budget in the next fiscal year beginning on July 1.

1m ago

FDI slips but stays above $3b

Foreign direct investments to Bangladesh snapped its rising trend in 2023, highlighting the nervousness outside investors face in pumping money into a country whose foreign exchange regime is experiencing one of its worst periods in recent times

1m ago

Bangladesh lowers cash incentive for exporters to prepare for post-LDC era

The government has cut the export subsidy for almost all sectors to reduce the pressures on Bangladesh's coffers and bring down the rates gradually

5m ago

No time to waste as new finance minister inherits wobbly economy

The economy is losing momentum. Inflation remains stubborn. Bangladesh is facing deterioration in external buffers, with official reserves falling to $20.18 billion as of January 10, less than half their historic peak in 2021. The currency shock is lingering.

6m ago
June 21, 2024
June 21, 2024

Linde, Renata surge, sending Dhaka stocks to two-month high

Stocks in Bangladesh climbed 1.6 percent yesterday, driven by a surge in the prices of some blue-chip companies such as Renata PLC and Linde Bangladesh.

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

Both inbound, outbound FDIs drop for Bangladesh

Unctad’s World Investment Report shows

June 3, 2024
June 3, 2024

It’s time to correct fiscal stance

The government has not addressed the stability issue through its fiscal policy for two years in a row although the economy is in turmoil owing to both external and internal pressures. A noted economist, however, thinks it can bring the situation under better control through the budget in the next fiscal year beginning on July 1.

June 3, 2024
June 3, 2024

Inflation battle must be at the centre of budget

Fighting raging inflation and putting the economy back on track have not been taken seriously as evidenced from the government’s delayed response, which set the scene for one of the worst economic crises in its history and an unprecedented prolonged period of higher consumer prices, said an economist. 

June 3, 2024
June 3, 2024

Govt not using full strength to restore macroeconomic stability

The government is not moving at full throttle in bringing discipline to the banking sector, implementing reforms wholeheartedly, taking measures against syndication, and bringing money launderers under the rule of law, said a top economist.

May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024

FDI slips but stays above $3b

Foreign direct investments to Bangladesh snapped its rising trend in 2023, highlighting the nervousness outside investors face in pumping money into a country whose foreign exchange regime is experiencing one of its worst periods in recent times

January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024

Bangladesh lowers cash incentive for exporters to prepare for post-LDC era

The government has cut the export subsidy for almost all sectors to reduce the pressures on Bangladesh's coffers and bring down the rates gradually

January 12, 2024
January 12, 2024

No time to waste as new finance minister inherits wobbly economy

The economy is losing momentum. Inflation remains stubborn. Bangladesh is facing deterioration in external buffers, with official reserves falling to $20.18 billion as of January 10, less than half their historic peak in 2021. The currency shock is lingering.

January 8, 2024
January 8, 2024

With election over, economy to take centre stage in 2024

The economy now can take the centre stage with the elections finally done for

January 4, 2024
January 4, 2024

Financial account deficit swells as outflows intensify

Central bank data highlights continuing financial account deficit in the face of international currency outflow

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