Rejaul Karim Byron | The Daily Star
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  • Govt’s borrowing from banks almost half of its plan

    The government’s bank borrowing last fiscal year was almost half of what it had planned to, thanks to its lower development expenditure and higher sales of national savings certificates, much to the relief of the cash-strapped banking sector.
  • Unemployment Problem in Bangladesh

    High growth, fewer jobs

    Bangladesh’s tremendous economic growth has been unable to create jobs proportionately over the past decade, raising questions about the significance of the growth for a large section of the population.
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    Record foreign aid in the pipeline

    Foreign aid in the pipeline surged to a record $48.11 billion at the end of the last fiscal year and Bangladesh, despite spending more of the committed money, keeps on failing to reach its targets of utilisation.
  • 214km Dhaka-Sylhet Highway: ADB to fund its expansion into four lanes

    The impasse over financing of the expansion of 214-kilometre Dhaka-Sylhet Highway into four lanes is likely to end soon, as Asian Develop-ment Bank has given “consent” to fund the project, officials said.
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    10 Mega Projects: Five pick up pace, finally

    After initial delay, half of the 10 first track mega projects have finally gotten some momentum, ushering hope for positive change in the country’s economy and people’s livelihood.