Bangladesh National Budget

An uninspiring budget proposal

It fails to commit to reforms and address people’s sufferings

Another mostly disappointing budget

Budget admits we are in a crisis, but offers no direction out of it

FY24 budget ignores fiscal policy as a tool for equitable growth

Any effort at halting inequality and reversing the trend has to start from a political commitment, an understanding of the factors at work, and adoption of necessary measures to attain the goals.

The budget does not inspire confidence

The recent downgrade by Moody's of the credit ratings of Bangladesh’s economy and some private banks is not the only indicator that confidence is declining.

National Budget FY2023-24 / Cause for frustration for common people

There is not much in it to make us feel better in terms of its focus and measures.

Four ways to boost clean energy in Bangladesh

Can the upcoming budget in Bangladesh guide the vulnerable power and energy sectors towards economic sustainability and energy security?

Now laptops to be more expensive

Laptop users in Bangladesh are set for a bigger hit as the imposition of a 15 per cent value-added tax at the import stage of the essential digital device would lift the prices further. 

Corporate tax cut: Berger, Marico, United Power may miss benefit

The government has proposed a 2.5 percentage point cut in corporate tax rates for the listed companies in the national budget unveiled for the next fiscal year in a bid to develop the stock market and attract investments.

7.5pc GDP growth target unrealistic, says economist

The national budget for fiscal year 2022-23 predicted a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.5 per cent, which is unrealistic and not objective, AB Mirza Azizul Islam, former adviser to the caretaker government, said yesterday.

June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024

An uninspiring budget proposal

It fails to commit to reforms and address people’s sufferings

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Another mostly disappointing budget

Budget admits we are in a crisis, but offers no direction out of it

June 9, 2023
June 9, 2023

FY24 budget ignores fiscal policy as a tool for equitable growth

Any effort at halting inequality and reversing the trend has to start from a political commitment, an understanding of the factors at work, and adoption of necessary measures to attain the goals.

June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023

The budget does not inspire confidence

The recent downgrade by Moody's of the credit ratings of Bangladesh’s economy and some private banks is not the only indicator that confidence is declining.

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023

Cause for frustration for common people

There is not much in it to make us feel better in terms of its focus and measures.

April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023

Four ways to boost clean energy in Bangladesh

Can the upcoming budget in Bangladesh guide the vulnerable power and energy sectors towards economic sustainability and energy security?

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Now laptops to be more expensive

Laptop users in Bangladesh are set for a bigger hit as the imposition of a 15 per cent value-added tax at the import stage of the essential digital device would lift the prices further. 

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

Corporate tax cut: Berger, Marico, United Power may miss benefit

The government has proposed a 2.5 percentage point cut in corporate tax rates for the listed companies in the national budget unveiled for the next fiscal year in a bid to develop the stock market and attract investments.

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

7.5pc GDP growth target unrealistic, says economist

The national budget for fiscal year 2022-23 predicted a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.5 per cent, which is unrealistic and not objective, AB Mirza Azizul Islam, former adviser to the caretaker government, said yesterday.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Can local laptop and smartphone manufacturers make the most of the price increase?

We still have to wait and see how it will actually impact the market.

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