Rejaul Karim Byron

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

More perks to lift export to record level

The government is set to extend more policy and fiscal support, rationalise corporate tax, offer bonded warehouse facility and explore new markets and products as it looks to give a much-needed...

January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022

Foreign aid use target to remain unchanged

The government plans to keep its foreign aid use target unchanged in the next fiscal year compared to the current fiscal year owing to lower utilisation of development allocations and projected...

January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022

Covid eating away jobs for the youth

As many as 1.6 million youths lost their jobs and about 20 million faced income loss for the pandemic, found a government study -- signifying the global public health crisis’s outsize economic...

January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022

Rising inflation eats up wage gains

Wages have ticked up in Bangladesh in recent months, but rising inflation, fueled by internal and external factors, has eroded the gains for the workers in various sectors.

January 7, 2022
January 7, 2022

Non-food inflation: a runaway train

 Non-food inflation has been unbridled since the government hiked diesel and kerosene prices two months ago, touching 7 per cent in December, a six-year high, pounding consumers.

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

New year, old problems: Project revisions at 1st Ecnec meeting of 2022 despite PM’s directive

Old problems greet the Prime Minister-led Executive Committee of the National Economic Council when it convenes today for its first meeting for 2022: applications for project revisions.

December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021

Economy 2021: Back on track from ravages of pandemic

Most operators are back behind the machines, so are the small traders, private service holders, vendors and domestic helps.

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021

Bangladesh poised to become $500b economy by next fiscal

Bangladesh is gunning to become a half-a-trillion-dollar economy next fiscal year buoyed by a successful vaccination campaign and a steady growth in agriculture and industry.

December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021

Energy price hike pushes up inflation

Consumers in Bangladesh were squeezed further in November as inflation kept rising, driven mainly by non-food inflation as the impacts of last month’s hike of diesel and kerosene prices are taking...

December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021

Energy price hike pushes up inflation

Consumers in Bangladesh were squeezed further in November as inflation kept rising, driven mainly by non-food inflation as the impacts of last month’s hike of diesel and kerosene prices are taking...