Refayet Ullah Mirdha

Senior Staff Reporter of The Daily Star.

Import duty cut for LDC graduation: Long way to go for readiness

The government has proposed removing and reducing import duties and supplementary duties on 282 products in fiscal year 2024-25 as it continues its efforts to prepare the nation for its graduation out of the Least Developed Country grouping.

3d ago

Exports slide 16% in May

However, overall shipments grew 2.01 percent to $51.54 billion in July-May, according to data from the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).

6d ago

Low gas pressure cuts textile production by 65%

Factories in industrial belts need 15 PSI (pounds per square inch) of gas pressure, but are getting a maximum of 3 PSI

1w ago

Exports fall 16% in May

Shipments hit $4.07 billion in May, 23.75% lower than the monthly target of $5.33 billion

1w ago

No end in sight: low-income families reel from stubborn inflation

The Consumer Price Index grew by an average of 9.73 percent in the first 11 months of the current financial year, which was 8.64 percent during the identical period a year prior, data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics showed.

1w ago

Manmade Fibre: Bangladesh’s best bet to become top apparel exporter

Having become the world’s second largest source for apparel items after China, Bangladesh is now pushing for the top spot by adding more value-added products to its export basket.

1w ago

Investment in artificial fibre still low

Investment in manmade fibres in Bangladesh is low as the country has mainly focused on the trade and production of cotton fibre garments over the past five decades.

1w ago

Buyers shift to Delhi airport as higher expenses make Dhaka unattractive

The tariff at the largest airport in Bangladesh is so high that buyers stay competitive even when their goods travel a distance of nearly 1,900 kilometres in trucks from the country to Delhi via Benapole and Petrapole.

1w ago
June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024

Import duty cut for LDC graduation: Long way to go for readiness

The government has proposed removing and reducing import duties and supplementary duties on 282 products in fiscal year 2024-25 as it continues its efforts to prepare the nation for its graduation out of the Least Developed Country grouping.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Exports slide 16% in May

However, overall shipments grew 2.01 percent to $51.54 billion in July-May, according to data from the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).

June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024

Low gas pressure cuts textile production by 65%

Factories in industrial belts need 15 PSI (pounds per square inch) of gas pressure, but are getting a maximum of 3 PSI

June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024

Exports fall 16% in May

Shipments hit $4.07 billion in May, 23.75% lower than the monthly target of $5.33 billion

June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024

No end in sight: low-income families reel from stubborn inflation

The Consumer Price Index grew by an average of 9.73 percent in the first 11 months of the current financial year, which was 8.64 percent during the identical period a year prior, data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics showed.

June 1, 2024
June 1, 2024

Investment in artificial fibre still low

Investment in manmade fibres in Bangladesh is low as the country has mainly focused on the trade and production of cotton fibre garments over the past five decades.

June 1, 2024
June 1, 2024

Manmade Fibre: Bangladesh’s best bet to become top apparel exporter

Having become the world’s second largest source for apparel items after China, Bangladesh is now pushing for the top spot by adding more value-added products to its export basket.

May 31, 2024
May 31, 2024

Buyers shift to Delhi airport as higher expenses make Dhaka unattractive

The tariff at the largest airport in Bangladesh is so high that buyers stay competitive even when their goods travel a distance of nearly 1,900 kilometres in trucks from the country to Delhi via Benapole and Petrapole.

May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024

Bangladesh, Japan begin formal talks to sign trade deal

Three rounds of meetings of the joint study group were held last year to pave the way for last week’s formal launch of the negotiation.

May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024

Shipping cost keeps upward trend as Red Sea Crisis lingers

Shafiur Rahman, regional operations manager of G-Star in Bangladesh, needs to send 6,146 pieces of denim trousers weighing 4,404 kilogrammes from a Gazipur-based garment factory to Amsterdam of the Netherlands.

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