Economy showing signs of recovery

Migrant agricultural workers trapped in Faridpur without employment

But progress slowed by certain factors, MCCI says in quarterly analysis Star Business Report Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:00 AM Ever since the coronavirus was first detected in the country, people from all socioeconomic backgrounds have been affected in one way or another. The coronavirus fallout and recurring lockdowns slightly pushed Bangladesh off its pre-pandemic […]

Healthy diet after recovery from COVID-19

Recovering from COVID-19 is not the only battle to win but maintaining your health post-infection is also a significant challenge. COVID-19 infection disrupts your immune system, so it is necessary to build your immunity and regain your strength. A good diet promotes faster recovery. Adequate calories must be provided depending on the patient’s nutritional status. […]

Climate Recovery: Hasina seeks support from rich nations

Climate Recovery: Hasina seeks support from rich nations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday placed a five-point proposal, including on the green recovery of climate vulnerable countries with support from the developed nations, as the climate change has brought them to a threshold. “Developed nations should facilitate the green recovery of the CVF-V20 countries. Dedicated support is required for reducing the cost of capital […]

Lockdown may slow recovery | The Daily Star

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The lockdown reinstated to curb the latest surge in coronavirus infections is likely to slow the pace of economic recovery in Bangladesh, said the central bank in a report.  The economy had rebounded strongly in the third quarter of the just-concluded fiscal year thanks to strong growth in manufacturing output and exports and imports as […]

G7 should invest $10 trillion to stoke climate-friendly recovery

G7 countries should invest $10t to stoke an investment-driven  recovery that puts Covid-19 vaccines in arms and triggers a sweeping  energy transformation to slow climate change, according to a report  requested by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. US President Joe Biden  is expected to join other Group of Seven leaders at a G7 summit chaired  by […]

China, Japan, South Korea vow ‘targeted’ support for recovery from pandemic

Finance ministers and central bank governors from China, Japan and South Korea on Monday vowed “targeted” measures for those countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and committed to foster fiscal and financial stability. In a joint statement issued after a virtual meeting held on the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) annual meetings, […]

Hasina calls for global support for pandemic recovery

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The prime minister made the remark during a speech at the 77th annual session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, or ESCAP, on Monday. Hasina highlighted the devastating impact the crisis has had on people, health systems and economies across the globe. “Nearly 2.95 million people have died and hundreds […]

Sustainable finance for green recovery

Atiur Rahman | Published: April 16, 2021 20:55:39 The whole world is now facing ‘double whammy’ of climate change and pandemic. Bangladesh is no exception. The second wave of the corona virus infection has been affecting both lives and livelihoods making the hope of early recovery from this unprecedented crisis quite uncertain. Simultaneously, the climate […]

The post-pandemic economic recovery: Cautious optimism

The post-pandemic economic recovery: Cautious optimism

Muhammad Mahmood | Published: April 10, 2021 20:45:34 The Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented in its global outbreak causing significant slowdown in economic activities and reductions in income and triggering unemployment. The pandemic has posed formidable challenges to policymakers as it has created truly a global shock never experienced before involving disruptions in both supply and […]

Commitment to post-pandemic ‘green’ recovery falling short

Commitment to post-pandemic ‘green’ recovery falling short

The world is at a critical moment to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday, during a virtual discussion with European Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala.  Multilateral engagement is key to responding to the pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the deputy chief highlighted the importance of the UN’s strategic partnership with the […]