AKM Zamir Uddin | The Daily Star
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  • BB should steer clear of regulatory forbearance

    Bangladesh Bank should take strict measures to avoid further regulatory forbearance in order to strengthen the financial health of the country’s banking sector, said Rahul Anand, the Bangladesh mission chief of the International Monetary fund.
  • Shariah-compliant bonds by Dec

    The government plans to issue Shariah-compliant bonds, commonly known as sukuk, from December as part of its effort to implement infrastructure projects smoothly.
  • Big borrowers gain, SMEs still in pain

    They were the hardest hit when the coronavirus pandemic struck the country in March, but the implementation of the stimulus packages the government unveiled for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), farmers and low-income groups more than six months ago has been slow because of the reluctance of banks.
  • State lenders disregard marginal farmers, micro-enterprises

    Seven state-run banks have not disbursed any fund from the central bank’s stimulus fund of Tk 3,000 crore for low-income professionals, marginal farmers and micro-enterprises.
  • IMF lowers GDP growth forecast to 4.4pc

    The International Monetary Fund yesterday lowered its economic growth forecast for Bangladesh to 4.4 per cent for the current fiscal year as the country is still struggling to pull itself out of the wreckage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.