Islami Bank's new management has taken on a spirited approach to lending, with its loan-deposit ratio sitting dangerously close to the limit of 90 percent set by the central bank. The new management took over at the beginning of the...
Bangladesh has gone one notch down in the World Bank's ranking of ease of doing business mainly due to the hurdle businesses face here at the start of their operations. The WB's Doing Business report 2018 released yesterday showed that...
DHAKA, Oct 07, 2017 (BSS) - When skill shortage is seen a major constraint to steady growth of the country's apparel industry, in-house training for skill development of garment employees and workers has become a panacea bringing in huge...
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Exactly a year ago, China committed an estimated $21.5 billion in soft loan to Bangladesh for 27 projects, but Beijing is yet to release any fund mainly due to lengthy bureaucratic tangle. The deals were signed on October 14 last...
Rights groups release new evidence; Kailash Satyarthi disappointed with Suu Kyi; seven nations seek UNSC meet on Myanmar violence Rights bodies have come up with new evidence that fires are still torching Rohingya villages in Rakhine while Myanmar military have...
Domestic airlines and hotels in Cox's Bazar are seeing a spike in occupancy as government officials, human rights activists and development workers travel to the beach town in the wake of influx of Rohingya refugees. “We are witnessing a higher...
Garment manufacturers yesterday demanded that the government ensure efficient functioning of the Chittagong port and airports and a stable power tariff for continued growth of apparel exports. “We want price predictability of electricity and gas so that we can plan...
A report titled “World Food Security and Nutrition Situation-2017”, brought out jointly by a number of UN organisations, estimates that some 25 million Bangladeshis, mostly women and children, suffer from malnutrition. This is not to say that the overall...
DHAKA, Sept 25, 2017 (BSS)-A 15-member National Committee for Monitoring and Implementation of Doing Business Reforms (NCMID) has been formed to improve the country's overall business environment. Cabinet secretary is the chair of the committee and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority...

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