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 […]

In 6 years before Covid, India’s average farm incomes rose 59% and debt 58%

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Agricultural households’ average monthly income increased by 59% to Rs 10,218 in the six years to 2018-19, per the National Statistical Office’s (NSO) Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households and Land and Livestock Holdings of Households in Rural India (SAS) 2019 survey, released on September 10. The income was calculated after […]

High dignitaries observe efforts to curb Covid transmissions in Dhaka slums

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Volunteers and trained community health workers are helping identify symptomatic Covid-19 cases and support them and their families with home-based case management A number of organizations together are working to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in low-income slums throughout Bangladesh with an innovative approach.  The program is called the Community Support Team (CST) and it […]

Hasina leaves for US on first foreign trip since Covid

Hasina leaves for US on first foreign trip since Covid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for the US Friday morning to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, with a scheduled stopover in Finland. A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Finnish capital Helsinki at 9:10 […]

UN says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

UN says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

The virus-related economic downturn caused only a temporary downturn in CO2 emissions last year and it was not enough to reverse the rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said. Reduction targets are not being met and there is a rising likelihood the world will miss its Paris Agreement […]

Bangladesh schools reopen after 18-month Covid shutdown – France 24

Issued on: 12/09/2021 – 09:56Modified: 12/09/2021 – 09:54 Dhaka (AFP) Children in Bangladesh flooded back into classrooms on Sunday as schools reopened after 18 months, one of the world’s longest coronavirus shutdowns. The resumption came after UNICEF warned that prolonged school closures during the Covid-19 crisis were worsening inequities for millions of children across South […]

South African consumers and farmers hit by economic fallout from COVID, extreme weather

South African consumers and farmers hit by economic fallout from COVID, extreme weather

The South African Competition Commission has released its latest Essential Food report, and the findings are a warning bell on the conditions that smallholder farmers and poorer consumers are facing. Focusing on tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic crisis on food markets, the report highlighted a ‘clear drop’ in farmer numbers […]

Bangladesh offers hope as corn exports to South-East Asia slow down

Bangladesh offers hope as corn exports to South-East Asia slow down

With corn (maize) prices rising in the domestic market due to demand from the poultry and starch sectors, its exports have slowed down, particularly to South-East Asia. Factors such as spread of Delta variant of Coronavirus in countries such as Vietnam and Thailand and high freight charges have affected its shipments. However, exporters are now […]

Bangladesh: Covid causes drop in Chattogram’s annual vegetable exports

Bangladesh: Covid causes drop in Chattogram’s annual vegetable exports

Annual vegetable exports from Chattogram by air have decreased by Tk400 mln (€4 mln) as a result of the closure of international flights amid the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country. Normally, about 3,000 tons of vegetables are exported to various countries in the Middle East through Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport every year. Fruit […]

Covid economics of Bangladesh

Covid economics of Bangladesh

Passengers walk at the Kamalapur Railway Station to board trains in Dhaka in August 11 after the government ordered to withdrawal of restrictions on public movement ordered as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 infection. — Agence France-Presse/Munir Uz Zaman KENNETH Ewart Bouldingnuary, an English-born American economist, educator and philosopher, once said, ‘Anyone who thinks that […]