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Some Recommendations on Overcoming the Crisis in the Leather Industry


by Mr. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan* Ambassador of Bangladesh to Germany Jute was the main cash crop of East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh) during the Pakistan period. Jute and jute products were the main exports of Pakistan – sixty-five percent of the country’s national income originated from the agricultural sector. The presence and position of tea and leather […]

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Top 20 loan defaulters in Bangladesh named


one crore =10 million one EUR = BDT 94.53 The honourable Finance Minister of Bangladesh Mr. AHM Mustafa Kamal informed the parliament today that there were 266,118 loan defaulters in the country as of December 2018. A High Court order, however, prevented names of some defaulters from being published, noted the finance minister. The top […]

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Jute packaging mandatory for more products

The government of Bangladesh has made jute packaging mandatory for 11 more products to boost domestic use of the golden fibre following anti-dumping duty imposed by India on Bangladeshi jute and jute goods. India on January 5 imposed, to the Bangladeshi exporters’ dismay, anti-dumping duty ranging from $19 to $352 a tonne on import of […]

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Another $25m IFC loan to a Bangladeshi company PRAN


International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector development arm of the World Bank Group, has provided yet another $25 million loan […]

Korean Export Processing Zone at serious risk


Instead of handing over the Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) to the investor, the government of Bangladesh plans to take back […]

Dhaka needs to remove its rocky anti-FDI atmosphere

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-young

Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Lee Yun-young has said Bangladesh should come out from protectionism and open up its market […]

‘Welfare Associations’ to negotiate for rights at Bangladesh EPZ

The Government of Bangladesh today approved, in principle, draft of a labour law for Export Processing Zones (EPZ) with the provision […]

Return of GSP seems far off – a lot more must be done

Bangladesh’s progress in implementation of the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (the Action Plan) which provides a […]

Bangladesh halts shutdown of “unsafe” factories

The Bangladeshi government is refusing to shut down garment factories declared unsafe, following a row with independent inspectors over the […]