Agricultural Loans in Bangladesh: Banks Offering Loans to Farmers and Farms

Agricultural Loans in Bangladesh: Banks Offering Loans to Farmers and Farms

In Bangladesh, agriculture is the biggest employment sector, making up 14.2% of the country’s GDP in 2017 and employing about 42.7% of the workforce. The government has always provided special subsidies in the sector. Furthermore, easy loans for farmers are being offered by different government and private banks. The specialized schemes make it easier for […]

Hasina returns home after attending UNGA

Hasina returns home after attending UNGA

A VVIP Biman Bangladesh chartered flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage arrived in Dhaka after 11 pm on Friday, according to her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the UN, and M Shahidul Islam, the Bangladesh ambassador to the US, saw her off at Washington Dulles International Airport on […]

Climate change: EU to step up support for Bangladesh

Climate change: EU to step up support for Bangladesh

The European Union (EU) will assist Bangladesh in its ongoing effort to tackle climate change, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission’s European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, said Friday. Appreciating the role of the Bangladesh government, he said: “The EU will continue to increase its cooperation in the days to come.” Frans said this at a […]

EU to assist Bangladesh in tackling climate change

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: October 01, 2021 18:53:48 | Updated: October 02, 2021 10:12:06 Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, has said the European Union will assist Bangladesh in all activities to combat climate change. Appreciating the role of the Bangladesh government in tackling climate change, […]

‘Climate crisis destroying human rights of those least responsible for it’

'Climate crisis destroying human rights of those least responsible for it'

The global climate crisis is destroying the human rights of those least responsible for the same, according to a British newspaper report co-authored by Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen. “There is no time to lose. The longer we delay action to support people who are vulnerable to climate breakdown, the worse the consequences are […]

Envoy: China will continue supporting Bangladesh until final win against Covid

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File photo: Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming speaks at a function at the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka marking the formation of a Chinese medical team on Sunday, November 17, 2019 BSS Infinite opportunities yet to be explored to uplift strategic partnership of cooperation with Bangladesh to a higher level, says Ambassador Li Jiming Chinese […]

Bangladesh already emerged as economic powerhouse in Asia: Shahriar

Bangladesh already emerged as economic powerhouse in Asia: Shahriar

Bangladesh has already emerged as an economic powerhouse in Asia and the international community terms Bangladesh a “development miracle”,State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has said. The State Minister delivered a lecture on Tuesday on the history and socio-economic development of Bangladesh at an event titled “Meeting the young minds”; organized by the […]

Bangladesh or Vietnam: Who will race ahead in apparel exports?

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With most apparel sourcing companies adopting a ‘China plus one’ strategy, both Bangladesh and Vietnam are going to benefit due to their different capabilities and advantages. As per WTO statistics, Vietnam surpassed Bangladesh as the second largest apparel exporter in 2020. But Bangladesh regained its position in the first half of 2021, according to […]