Sohel Parvez

Sohel Parvez is the Business Editor of The Daily Star.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

South Asia, Bangladesh talent factory

Unilever is operating in the South Asian markets of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. And each of the markets, including Bangladesh, has talents who are very attractive. 

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

India’s export duty hike: Domestic rice market unlikely to be affected

India’s imposition of 20 percent duty on rice export is unlikely to affect prices of the staple in Bangladesh, according to local traders.

September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022

Demise of an erudite soul

Former adviser to caretaker government Akbar Ali Khan breathed his last yesterday, leaving behind the gift of his wisdom on issues ranging from economics to literature.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

Local firms gain ground in making lights

Bangladesh’s entrepreneurs have made a lot of advancements in building their capacity to make lighting products and accessories for residential and industrial use.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

Toyota recalls cars to replace faulty airbags

Toyota Bangladesh has recalled some models of cars for replacing the inflator for the passenger airbags free of charge, according to a notice issued yesterday.

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Area under surface water irrigation expanding

Irrigation by surface water is steadily expanding in different parts of the country while the use of groundwater is declining thanks to the government’s move to re-excavate canals and build rubber dams.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

Rice production growth slows despite rising demand

The rice production growth in Bangladesh is slowing as the room for a further expansion of modern high-yielding varieties (HYVs) has squeezed amid reducing cropped area and growing use of agricultural land for non-farm purposes. 

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Sugar, lentil: Traders make higher profit from sales in packets

Businesses are making a higher profit from selling sugar and lentil in packages, breaching the rules of essential commodity distribution and affecting consumers, said a Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission (BTTC) report. 

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Transit of oil: India to pay Tk 250 per tonne

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) will be required to pay various charges and give bonds to transit petroleum from Meghalaya to Tripura through Bangladesh, according to a notification from the National Board of Revenue (NBR) at the end of last week.

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

Govt again extends rice import deadline

The food ministry has again granted more time to business to open letters of credit (LCs) for importing rice as shipments continue to be very low while prices of the grain are rising due to the recent spike in fuel costs, according to a notice on Wednesday.