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 […]

OCPP to support aquatic food production, trade in Bangladesh

OCPP to support aquatic food production, trade in Bangladesh

Projects to tackle climate change and protect the world’s oceans have been given a major boost with the first £16.2 million of funding from the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund. In Bangladesh, the Ocean Country Partnership Programme will support aquatic food production and trade, said the British High Commission in Dhaka. It put in […]

Stocks extend record highs

Stocks extend record highs

Dhaka stocks advanced for the seventh week in the past week to extend record highs as investors continued to buy shares, encouraged by the relentless rally in recent days. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, advanced by 1.57 per cent, or 103.31 points, over the past week to close at 6,699.39 points […]

Dhaka stocks finish up

Dhaka stocks finish up

Dhaka stocks struggled to remain afloat on Wednesday as share prices of two-thirds of the traded companies dropped on worries over Bangladesh Bank initiatives to mop up excess liquidity from the country’s banking sector. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, added 0.08 per cent, or 5.48 points, to close at 6,623.31 points […]

Native fish species face extinction threat

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

HAOR is considered one of Bangladesh’s most productive wetland ecosystems. The haor basin is crucial for fish production, both commercially and ecologically, and home to a diverse range of finfish, including 143 indigenous and 12 exotic species and various freshwater prawn species. The haor region is said to have approximately 966,900 hectares of fish habitat, […]

Self-sufficiency in milk production in five years: minister

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Tuesday said Bangladesh will be self-sufficient in milk production within five years. ‘Bangladesh will be self-sufficient in milk production within four to five years …as the country has become self-sufficient in meat and egg production,’ he said taking part in a virtual meeting organised by the SAARC […]

Govt forms working committee on int’l trade disputes

Govt forms working committee on int’l trade disputes

A file photo shows containers at the Chattogram port. The commerce ministry has formed a high-powered working committee on trade remedy to work on international trade-related disputes, including anti-dumping duty, and make Bangladesh’s participation fruitful in negotiations at the World Trade Organisation and with trade partners on the issues. — New Age photo The commerce […]

Govt working to remove barriers to export of agri-products: Razzaque

Govt working to remove barriers to export of agri-products: Razzaque

Agriculture minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Saturday said that the government was working with utmost importance to remove the existing barriers in the export of fruits and vegetables to developed countries including Europe. ‘We want to export agricultural products not only in the Middle East but also in the main markets of developed countries including […]

Mongolia keen to extend economic, cultural ties with Bangladesh

Govt working to remove barriers to export of agri-products: Razzaque

With its political continuity and well-thought-out developmental plans alongside economic sustainability, Bangladesh not only stands out in South Asia but also other developing countries, said Mongolian ambassador to Bangladesh G Ganbold. ‘I think these accomplishments of sustainable economic growth are internationally acknowledged,’ Ambassador Ganbold told UNB in an interview noting that there are many other […]

Uncertainty looms over sacrificial animal sales, farmers fear losses

Uncertainty looms over sacrificial animal sales, farmers fear losses

Buyers and sellers crowd the Mahasthan cattle market in Bogura on Wednesday defying the government-set health guideline to curb the coronavirus spread. — Focus Bangla news Farmers fear huge losses due to growing uncertainties over the sale of cattle ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha with the authorities considering the maintenance of health rules a big challenge […]