Dhaka, May 8 : The government is taking a series of measures to enhance the implementation rate of Annual Development Programme (ADP) in an effort to overcome the lack of capability to use project funds and speed up the pace…
Scores of prominent doctors have urged the government to hike tobacco tax in the budget to protect public health.
Bangladesh Hotel Restaurant Sweetmeat Workers Federation (BHRSWF) will stage demonstrations across the country, including in the capital, on Tuesday demanding their salaries, dues and festival bonus.
The planet’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points, with extinction rates 100-1,000 times higher than they were a century ago. Our current economic system has put natural resources under ever-increasing pressure.
Describing the current tobacco tax structure as extremely complex, speakers at a webinar on Monday urged the government to simplify the tax structure to widen its net in the country.
Developing Asia’s economic revival is underway, supported by a healthy global recovery and progress on vaccines. The region’s growth is forecast to rebound to 7.3% in 2021, moderating to 5.3% in 2022.
Dhaka, Apr 28 : The annual development programme (ADP) for 2021-22 fiscal will prioritise the transport, education, health and agriculture sectors, with a view to off-setting the adverse impacts of the coronavirus crisis that have weighed on the economy since…
The role of the IMF as lender-of-last-resort has skyrocketed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with emergency financing and loan packages disbursed to 86 countries since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.
With the pandemic not yet over, politicians are unsurprisingly loath to dampen spirits further with talk of tax increases. But the socially sustainable shift that they profess to seek will require revenue reforms.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is responding to urgent liquidity needs in developing countries but fails to ensure systemic debt solutions or recovery without austerity.
The UN’s labour agency launched ILO Green Week to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there.
Dhaka, Apr 21: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday allocated Tk 10.50 crore in favour of deputy commissioners of the country to provide assistance to the poor, distressed and insolvent people who have been affected due to the ongoing lockdown…
Speakers at a programme called upon partner NGOs of BRAC to chalk out a plan of action for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dhaka, Apr 15 : Robi has come up with an innovative Iftar donation campaign to stand with the underprivileged people of the society in the holy month of Ramadan.
Dhaka, Apr 14 : Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has said the expatriate Bangladeshis living abroad will receive necessary services more easily and Bangladesh Missions abroad will ensure better services for the expatriates.
Dhaka, Apr 14 : The government of Bangladesh signed three financing agreements totaling $1.04 billion with the World Bank to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to build resilience to future crises including vaccination against COVID-19.
Bangladesh Finance and Investment Company signed a MoU with US-based Sovereign Infrastructure Group (SIG) to mobilise up to US$2 billion for infrastructure projects in Bangladesh in the next two years.
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has turned down the request of Dhaka Club Limited to stop activities of realising Tk 33.74 crore as Value Added Tax (VAT) and Supplementary Tax.
GreenWatch Dhaka Report A recent research has found that around 58 per cent of the women migrant workers from Bangladesh were forced to return home within the first year of their migration though the duration of the initial contract was…
The allocation of money for salaries and allowances of the public sector will see an uptrend from the next fiscal after a span of four years.
an action plan will map out strategies on how the power of D-8 youth will be harnessed in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and D-8 economic endeavours.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday offered help to Afghanistan in their efforts for development, stressing that peace is a must for progress.
Dhaka, Apr 2: Japan on Friday confirmed the largest ever loan package of $ 3,393 million for Bangladesh to bankroll development projects in the country.
Dutch engineers formulated the Delta Plan 2100 and implemented it in their country. The Dutch were so satisfied with their work, they thought they would expand it to other countries.
Dhaka, Mar 31: World Bank on Wednesday forecast that Bangladesh’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will increase by 3.6% in 2020-2021 fiscal year, due to better than expected remittance inflows.
If Argentina and Bolivia lose the disputes, it means that impoverished citizens and elderly pensioners will have to compensate wealthy financial corporations.
Bahrain Labour Minister issued recentl;y resolution No. 22 of 2021, on the stages of applying the wage protection system for workers in Bahrain’s private sector establishments.
Dhaka, Mar 27 : World Bank has approved $250 million to help Bangladesh create more and inclusive jobs and effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic for a faster recovery and stronger resilience to future crises.
Dhaka, Mar 26: US President Joseph R. Biden has said Bangladesh is an example of economic progress and a country of great hope and opportunity.
Dhaka, March 25 : National Board of Revenue (NBR) will prioritize local industries in the upcoming budget to strengthen the country’s economy.