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...
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...
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...
China leads region in capacity followed by India and Japan China leads the region in hydropower capacity followed by India and Japan. Photo: DataLEADS/ Asia News Network DataLEADS, New Delhi Bangladesh remained the lowest hydropower producer among other countries in Asia since 2017. However, Bangladesh,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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