Bangladesh has been ranked the 99th most competitive economy in the world, up seven notches from last year's ranking, on the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2017-18. This is the highest ranking for Bangladesh since the index was introduced...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thanks to its burgeoning economy, Bangladesh is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for UK investors, said Rushanara Ali, a Bangladeshi-origin British parliamentarian. Many British companies now want long-term engagements with Bangladesh, she said while talking to a group of journalists...
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...
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Big promises, little progress

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...
Local handset brand Walton has started assembling smartphones on a trial basis at its own plant in Gazipur with hopes of starting commercial production from the first week of October. Customers will get the first locally assembled handsets from Walton...

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