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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Dhaka and New Delhi have signed a $4.5 billion credit agreement with a provision for spending nearly one fourth of the amount on Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant at Rooppur. Through this deal, India becomes a party to the civil...
Private sector credit growth hit a 58-month high in August -- 17.84 percent -- as banks are earnestly focusing on disbursement of consumer, SME and farm loans to sustain their profitability. The last time the private sector credit growth was...
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...
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...

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