Rejaul Karim Byron

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

Non-food inflation jumps

Overall inflation rose 18 basis points to 5.54 per cent in August owing to the rise in demand and the abnormal hike in transport cost following the reopening of the economy from the coronavirus...

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

Bangladesh joins New Dev Bank

Bangladesh will have to pay $188.4 million to the New Development Bank (NDB) as paid-up capital for being a member of the new international lender.

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

Default Loan recovery plunges

Default loans recovery in Bangladesh fell to at least a five-year low of Tk 6,922 crore in the last fiscal year as borrowers struggled to pay back amid the economic slowdown caused by the...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Govt cuts interest rates of savings tools

The government has cut the interest rate on savings certificates and wage-earner bonds by 1 to 3 percentage points – a move that may help the authorities save but hurt the middle-income group...

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Loan write-offs pick up

Write-off loans rose slightly in the second quarter of 2021, although they remain at the lower level thanks to the eases of rules because of the coronavirus pandemic.

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

State enterprises’ profit drops 21pc

The profits of state-owned enterprises plummeted in the last fiscal year as their incomes took a beating from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

Quarterly GDP growth data from next fiscal year

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is going to publish the gross domestic product (GDP) growth data every quarter from the next fiscal year.

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

ADP spending rises

Although  the overall implementation of the annual development programme (ADP)  marked a rise in the first two months of the new fiscal year compared to  the corresponding period a year before, the...

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Pandemic-hit Education Sector: Recovery plan needs $90m

The government, following a study, has primarily estimated that it will need at least $90 million to implement a recovery plan for an education sector hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

3 key fast-track projects near end

Padma Bridge, Payra Port and Dhaka Metro Rail-6 are among the fast-track projects nearing completion, whereas several others are witnessing a slower than expected implementation rate, according to...