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Friday , 05 Jan 2007
Business leaders appeal for resolving political impasse

Business leaders in an emergency meeting on Saturday, January 6 renewed their appeal to major political parties to sit for dialogue to resolve the political impasse for the sake of the country as a whole and economy in particular. They said that...

Sunday , 07 Jan 2007
Forex reserves hit new high of around $4b

The foreign exchange reserves of Bangladesh touched all-time high yesterday as the remittance inflow marked a 30 percent growth during the first six months of the current fiscal year.In view of the average remittance inflow, the growth is seen to be...

Monday , 08 Jan 2007
Tk 50 billion revenue shortfall in the current fiscal year

The government’s revenue earning in the current fiscal year is likely to fall short by about Tk 50 billion (Tk.5,000 crore) against the target fixed for the National Board of Revenue (NBR) if the current sluggish pace of revenue collection...

Monday , 08 Jan 2007
Unique move by EPB to boost export- diversification

The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) in a unique move to boost the export-diversification programme is going to launch a special drive named 'One District One product programme' soon. Considering the country's sole dependence on the ready made garment...

Monday , 08 Jan 2007
Inflation jumped by 64.21pc last ten years

Inflation jumped by 64.21 per cent during the last 10 years mainly due to increase in cost of food items and record surge in global fuel prices, according to Bangladesh Bank annual report. The rate was higher in rural areas where price levels went...

Monday , 08 Jan 2007
Remittances by expatriates record $5.46b in 2006

Bangladeshis living and working abroad sent home a record 5.46 billion dollars in 2006, a year-on increase of 28 per cent. The figure is more than 1.21 billion dollars in comparison with 2005.The record rise is mainly due to more people going abroad...

Tuesday , 09 Jan 2007
Asia Pharma Expo '07 begins on 11 Jan.

A three-day Asia Pharma Expo-2007 (APE) will begin Dhaka on 11 December aiming to explore the vast business opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector. The APE show has already established a new landmark for the pharma professionals all over the...

Tuesday , 19 Dec 2006
ICCB President Mahbubur Rahman inaugurates Citibank workshop on UCP 600

President of ICC Bangladesh Mahbubur Rahman urged the professionals for in-depth understanding of the changes that have taken place in the UCP 500, in order to avoid mistakes in documentary credits issued after introduction of UCP 600 in next...

Saturday , 13 Jan 2007
Non-tariff barriers high on agenda in SAFTA : Sub-group meets in Lahore on Jan 28

The South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) sub-group on non-tariff measures (NTMs) would sit for the second time on 28 January at Lahore in Pakistan in a bid to resolve the issue of non-tariffs barriers, a major hurdle to implementation of the...

Sunday , 14 Jan 2007
Bangladesh Central Bank announces projects 7pc growth

The central Bank’s monetary policies in the second half of the FY07 will continue to aim it supporting annual real GDP of 7.0 per cent, while keeping inflationary pressures under control. This was disclosed in the Monetary Policy released by the...

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