Mahmudul Hasan

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

Stimulus For Small Businesses, Farmers: Public agencies fail to disburse whole fund

Government and semi-government agencies failed to disburse the entire Tk 570 crore earmarked for the pandemic-hit small traders, entrepreneurs and farmers for the last fiscal year under a stimulus...

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Despair mounts for the debt-trapped

Debt-ridden micro-businesses and informal workers in Bangladesh are staring at new economic distress as incomes evaporated because of the ongoing strict lockdown, which could impose an additional...

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

Kamal seeks additional assistance from ADB

Just a day after parliament passed the budget, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday sought an additional assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the government looks to use a record...

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021

Online cattle sales to pick up the slack

Online cattle sales in the run-up to Eid-ul-Azha are expected to accelerate as the raging coronavirus infections would compel the government to whittle down the number of makeshift markets allowed...

June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021

Rules afoot for online consumer protection

The commerce ministry will publish a guideline for e-commerce platforms next month to protect the rights of online shoppers, curb anomalies on payments and refund, and ensure timely delivery.

June 20, 2021
June 20, 2021

Midland Bank riding on digital tech for steady growth

Eight years ago, Midland Bank Ltd set out with a vision to become a bank for the masses riding on technology and reaching the unbanked in the hinterland.

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

Uber halts CNG service just after launch

Uber suspended its CNG-run auto-rickshaw service in Dhaka soon after its rollout, citing “mechanical faults.”

June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021

Govt data on economy contradicts reality

Private sector credit growth has been sluggish, capital machinery imports declined, and industrial production grew slower in the outgoing fiscal year than a year ago.

June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021

Focus shifting from power generation to transmission

The government has shifted its focus from power generation to transmission and distribution as the sector is struggling with overcapacity even though consumers are yet to receive a credible supply...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

A boost for ICT

The government is going to bolster the country’s expanding ICT sector with tax exemptions in six more services and VAT waiver on hardware manufacturing as it looks to prepare the nation for the...