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Dollar deposit in offshore accounts will get 9pc interest: BB

Dhaka, Nov 29: The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has increased interest rates for US dollar deposited in offshore bank accounts as an initiative to raise...

NBR extends income tax return submission deadline by two months

Dhaka, Nov 29: The National Board of Revenue has extended the deadline for income tax return submission by two months till January 31 for...

Gold price rises further to Tk 1,09,874 a bhari

Desk report, Nov 29: Gold price has risen further to hit a fresh record of Tk 1,09,874 a  bhari (11.664 grams) on the local...

WB to provide $1.1b to Bangladesh; 5 deals signed

Dhaka, Nov 23: Bangladesh and the World Bank on Thursday signed five financing agreements worth over $1.1 billion to help the country achieve resilient...

TIB urges govt to review minimum wage for garment workers

Dhaka, Nov 21: The Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has called on the government to conduct a thorough review, denouncing the current adjustment as deceptive. TIB...

Govt to sell four essentials at subsidized rate in Dhaka from Tuesday

Dhaka, Nov 13: Bangladesh government will start sale of four daily essentials—lentils, soya bean oil, potatoes, and onions—in trucks at various points in the...

Buyers concerned over RMG unrest, not placing new orders: BGMEA

Dhaka, Nov 12: Foreign buyers are concerned about the ongoing unrest in the readymade garments (RMG) sector and they are not placing new orders...

Onion, potato prices to come down by mid-December: Commerce minister

Dhaka, Nov 08: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday said onions and potatoes will be available at lower prices by mid-December. He made the remarks...

RMG workers propose Tk 20,400 as minimum wage

Dhaka, Oct 22: The representative of garment workers on Sunday proposed Tk 20,400 as minimum monthly salary while the owners representatives proposed increasing their...

IMF welcomes reform progress; BB optimistic of $681m second tranche loan approval by December

Dhaka, Oct 19: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday it welcomes the progress of reform implementation and the authorities' continued commitment to...

Bangladesh’s economy to grow by 6pc, projects IMF

Dhaka, Oct 10: The International Monetary Fund has projected the Gross Domestic Product growth for Bangladesh at 6 per cent for the current fiscal...

CPD suggests starting salary of Tk 17,568 for apparel industries

Dhaka, Oct 08: The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Sunday, based on research of living expenses, recommended minimum wage of Tk 17,568, at...
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Take stern action against illegal hoarders during Ramadan, PM asks DCs

Dhaka, Mar 03: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the field-level administration to take stern action against illegal hoarders of commodities and ensure...

Remittance inflow rises to 2.16b in Feb

Dhaka, Mar 03: Remittance inflow to the country increased to $2.16 billion in February, which was highest in eight months, according to Bangladesh Bank...

TIB rejects ex-land minister’s clarification, seeks probe

Dhaka, Mar 03: Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Sunday, in a statement, rejected the clarifications of former land minister Saifuzzman Chowdhury regarding his wealth...

Death toll in Bailey Road fire rises to 46, Three arrested, probe ordered

Dhaka, Mar 02: Students, an expatriate Bangladeshi, a teacher, a journalist, and children were among the 46 people killed as a devastating fire razed...