Jagaran Chakma

Jagaran Chakma is a Staff Reporter of The Daily Star

Two Indian SEZs saw no visible progress in over two years. Here’s why

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the need for initiating operations fast at two special economic zones (SEZs) meant for Indian companies on meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Delhi on June 22.

17h ago

What’s in the budget to boost private investment?

The government’s target in the proposed budget for 2024-25 on increasing private sector investment is ambitious and will be difficult to achieve, said businesspeople and experts citing high bank interest rates and a shortage of US dollars.

1d ago

Refrigerator sales decline despite Eid

Sales of refrigerators and chest freezers declined by 13 percent ahead of Eid-ul-Azha as consumers contended with persistent inflationary pressures as well as an increase in the prices of the home appliances, according to industry players.

2d ago

From Bare To Bountiful

“You are being transferred to the Chittagong Hill Tracts.”

3d ago

A project for coffee and cashew nuts

Seeing the huge potential in agriculture, the government is implementing a Tk 211.84 crore project in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region to introduce modern technologies and enhance research initiatives with a view to promoting coffee and cashew nut cultivation.

3d ago

Bida identifies 814 vulnerable factories in 2nd phase

The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida) has identified 814 more factories as risky under a countrywide initiative as the government looks to prevent avoidable fire incidents and other disasters.

4d ago

Full-scale rawhide trade yet to start

Full-scale rawhide procurement across the country has yet to begin due to rainfall and subsequent delays in animal sacrifices.

5d ago

State enterprises’ loan rising, so is govt guarantee

The government needs to provide guarantees against an increasing amount of loans of state-owned enterprises every fiscal year, especially for power generation, fertiliser and fuel imports, and aircraft purchases.

1w ago
June 25, 2024
June 25, 2024

Two Indian SEZs saw no visible progress in over two years. Here’s why

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the need for initiating operations fast at two special economic zones (SEZs) meant for Indian companies on meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Delhi on June 22.

June 24, 2024
June 24, 2024

What’s in the budget to boost private investment?

The government’s target in the proposed budget for 2024-25 on increasing private sector investment is ambitious and will be difficult to achieve, said businesspeople and experts citing high bank interest rates and a shortage of US dollars.

June 23, 2024
June 23, 2024

Refrigerator sales decline despite Eid

Sales of refrigerators and chest freezers declined by 13 percent ahead of Eid-ul-Azha as consumers contended with persistent inflationary pressures as well as an increase in the prices of the home appliances, according to industry players.

June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

A project for coffee and cashew nuts

Seeing the huge potential in agriculture, the government is implementing a Tk 211.84 crore project in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region to introduce modern technologies and enhance research initiatives with a view to promoting coffee and cashew nut cultivation.

June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

From Bare To Bountiful

“You are being transferred to the Chittagong Hill Tracts.”

June 21, 2024
June 21, 2024

Bida identifies 814 vulnerable factories in 2nd phase

The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida) has identified 814 more factories as risky under a countrywide initiative as the government looks to prevent avoidable fire incidents and other disasters.

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

Full-scale rawhide trade yet to start

Full-scale rawhide procurement across the country has yet to begin due to rainfall and subsequent delays in animal sacrifices.

June 16, 2024
June 16, 2024

State enterprises’ loan rising, so is govt guarantee

The government needs to provide guarantees against an increasing amount of loans of state-owned enterprises every fiscal year, especially for power generation, fertiliser and fuel imports, and aircraft purchases.

June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

Blow for private economic zones, hi-tech parks as tax benefits go

Currently, investors in the EZs and hi-tech parks qualify for a tax break for a decade starting from the first year of their operations. They are entitled to a full tax waiver in the first three years.

June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024

Solutions not offered

The proposed budget for 2024-25 lacks creativity and offers no solutions to the many complex challenges facing the country’s economy, economists have said.

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