Rejaul Karim Byron | The Daily Star
  • Rejaul Karim Byron

  • China-funded Projects: Joint body to probe slow pace

    A joint working group will be formed to probe the slow progress of the 27 projects involving around $20 billion that China had agreed to provide during President Xi Jinping’s Dhaka visit in October 2016.
  • Govt formulates strategy to raise revenue collection

    The government has devised a strategy to ramp up revenue collection by Tk 60,000 crore in the new fiscal year in order to help the National Board of Revenue (NBR) reach its tax mobilisation goal.
  • Subsidy burden gets heavier

    The government’s subsidy expenditure has soared 29.36 percent to Tk 46,385 crore this fiscal year largely due to its concessions on demands from pressure groups.
  • India-funded $7.5b projects move at snail’s pace

    Projects involving about $7.5 billion under the three Indian lines of credit are progressing slowly owing to lengthy processes in land acquisition, change in design and delays in hiring consultants and document preparation.
  • No handouts for state banks last fiscal year

    State banks did not get a single penny from taxpayers in the just concluded fiscal year to make up their capital deficit, in a clear sign from the government of its intent to stop pampering the errant lenders.