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Economy

Remittance decreases by 14.48% this year

FT ONLINE The remittance inflow has decreased by 14.48 percent in 2016-17 fiscal year, says an annual report. Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam briefed reporters in…

New gas field found in Bhola

FT ONLINE State-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) has discovered a new gas field at Shahbazpur in Bhola district. Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam, after a…

Govt plans Tk 19.11b ‘Tantpalli’ project

FT ONLINE The government plans to take a Tk 19.11 billion (1,911 crore) ‘Tantpalli’ project on 120 acres of land in Madaripur and Shariatpur districts.…

ADP progress 5-year high in FY’18Q1

FT ONLINE The first quarterly annual development programme (ADP) execution rate hit a five-year high in the current fiscal year (FY) even after a sluggish…

PayPal launched in Bangladesh

FT ONLINE Online money transfer service PayPal has been launched in Bangladesh to pave the way for hassle-free electronic fund transfer, increase the access to…

Poverty rate drops to 24.3%: BBS

FT ONLINE A Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the country’s statistical agency, Bangladesh’s poverty rate has dropped 7.2 percentage points to 24.3 percent in six…

Corporate tax posts 20.55pc growth in Q1

FT ONLINE Income tax collection from the large corporate taxpayers posted 20.55 per cent growth in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (FY)…