How was last week’s stock market

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange lost 87 points last week from the previous week. The index was red on most of the days of the week so the index remains falling.

Wheat flour prices beyond reach of commoners! But why?

The prices of wheat and foods made with wheat have increased significantly in recent times. What suddenly happened to the local wheat market? Why is the wheat price rising? How much did it rise? What are the factors responsible for the huge price hike?

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Why is IMF loan so important now?

Bangladesh has been facing many economic challenges in the recent periods. Remittance and export earnings both fell at a time when the country’s import payments rose. The balance of payments came under immense pressure as the forex reserve continued declining for the last one year. Because of all these, the local currency has experienced a big depreciation. In this situation, Bangladesh sought a $4.5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. Will this IMF loan solve Bangladesh’s economic problems? Why is this loan so important?

Why is remittance decreasing but imports rising?

Manpower export from Bangladesh rose 185 per cent year-on-year in the first eight months—which is a record. However, remittance inflow and export earnings fell in September when the country’s import volume continue increasing.

Dwarakanath Tagore: The forefather of bank defaulted loans

Bank owners’ corruption and loan defaults are not new in Bangladesh.

Price hike of essentials: Are we at the mercy of a select few businesses?

The increase in prices of daily necessities has resulted in instability in the country’s markets. In response to this situation, Bangladesh Competition Commission has filed 44 cases against 36 individuals and companies, accusing them of creating an artificial crisis in the market. 

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

How was last week’s stock market

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange lost 87 points last week from the previous week. The index was red on most of the days of the week so the index remains falling.

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

Wheat flour prices beyond reach of commoners! But why?

The prices of wheat and foods made with wheat have increased significantly in recent times. What suddenly happened to the local wheat market? Why is the wheat price rising? How much did it rise? What are the factors responsible for the huge price hike?

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

Why is IMF loan so important now?

Bangladesh has been facing many economic challenges in the recent periods. Remittance and export earnings both fell at a time when the country’s import payments rose. The balance of payments came under immense pressure as the forex reserve continued declining for the last one year. Because of all these, the local currency has experienced a big depreciation. In this situation, Bangladesh sought a $4.5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. Will this IMF loan solve Bangladesh’s economic problems? Why is this loan so important?

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

How to solve gas crisis

Gas crisis started in Bangladesh in March of 2022. But the crisis worsened in the last two months.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

How was last week's stockmarket?

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange lost 14 points in the last week. The index rose in three days of the week, but it fell at the end of the week.

October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022

Why does the insurance sector struggle in Bangladesh?

The insurance sector plays a big role in risk management for a country. And for a developing country like Bangladesh, the sector has immense potential. Insurance has become a part and parcel of the people in developed countries. But at the same time, Bangladesh’s insurance sector has narrowed down in the last decade.

October 18, 2022
October 18, 2022

Why do local garments get 83% lower prices than competitors?

Bangladesh exports garment items of 10 categories. But the south Asian nation is getting around 32% to 83% lower prices than the global rates. Geneva-based International Trade Center has recently found out why Bangladesh is getting lower prices and competitors higher.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

How was last week’s stock market

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange lost 75 points last week from the previous week. In the four trading days, the index fell in two days and remained flat in rest two. One thing was common that there was no buyer for most of the stocks. Which shares experienced the biggest rise and which price cut? Which were the top traded shares of the week?

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Knitwear’s journey to become top RMG exporter

The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted garment export from all apparel-producing nations, but the case was different for Bangladesh. Most of the garment factories remained open during the whole pandemic. After remaining slow for a brief period, apparel shipment from Bangladesh continued rising and knitwear played the biggest role here too. Now knitwear is the biggest foreign currency earner for Bangladesh’s garments sector. How did knitwear become Bangladesh’s biggest garment exporter? Can knitwear maintain this rising export trend?

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

Why are share prices of well-performing firms falling?

The Russia-Ukraine war has affected the whole world. Bangladesh has also become victim of it, as inflation in the south Asian country is increasing now when its foreign currency reserve is depleting. But at the same time, the share prices of well-performing companies are decreasing and stocks of firms with small capital are rising.