Oil prices | The Daily Star
  • Can lower price hurt the economy?

    While lower fuel cost may keep the cost of driving low and the opportunity cost of conservation high, the setback is predicted to be temporary.

  • BNP urges govt to lower oil prices

    BNP urges the government to adjust prices of all fuel oils in line with the plunge in the global market.

  • Decision time on fuel prices

    The minister of finance has sought the opinion of the ministry of energy on how to revise prices of petroleum downwards.

  • Global stock markets dive amid oil rout

    Stock markets worldwide have tumbled with investors unsettled by the continued slide in oil prices and fears about the impact on global growth.

  • Global oil price slump and Bangladesh

    As per a projection put forward recently by the country's leading think-tank, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), we find that a 10 percent reduction in fuel prices could propel the country's GDP growth rate by 0.3 percent, or in dollar terms, nearly $5.2 billion; raise its export earnings by another 0.4 percent and household consumption by about 0.6 percent.

  • Oil price falls below $28 a barrel

    The oil price falls below $28 a barrel amid fears the lifting of Western sanctions on Iran could worsen the existing oversupply problem.

  • Dip in international oil price

    The logic being offered by the government for not adjusting the oil price in the country with the international price is that the BPC is making up for the huge 'losses' it has run up over the years.

  • Sloshing oil, slapping bouts, our interests

    While maxi-oil wars are playing out in the Middle East and North Africa we have our mini version of an oil battle to be won at home.

  • Oil price falls to fresh 11-year low

    Oil has continued its rollercoaster ride into the new year, with Brent crude falling below $35 a barrel for the first time in 11 years.

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