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Budget should be based on updated data: experts

Budget should be based on updated data: experts

Policymakers and experts on Saturday stressed the need for updated, accurate and consistent economic data to improve the budget formulation process, its implementation and to ensure that budgetary expenditures yield the expected outcomes.

At a virtual dialogue on the proposed national b... Read More

Steps beyond budget important for boosting private investment

Steps beyond budget important for boosting private investment

Issues such as infrastructure development, high cost of doing business and good governance should be addressed to boost private investment, as corporate tax cuts alone would not serve the purpose.

Experts and analysts made the observation while taking part in a budget discussion, held v... Read More

Land, water degradation continues unabated

Land, water degradation continues unabated

Land and water degradation continued unabated across the country creating risks for making the development attained so far unsustainable, experts said on Saturday.

Soil organic matters are severely degraded in nearly 30 per cent of the areas of Bangladesh, according to a research of Soi... Read More

Indigenous people worst sufferers of climate change

Indigenous people worst sufferers of climate change

Indigenous people are the worst sufferers of the impact of climate change in the world including Bangladesh, said environmentalists and researchers at a webinar yesterday. 

They also said Bangladesh's biodiversity is under immense threat, and the situation is similar worldwide.... Read More

Increase tobacco tax to discourage consumption

Increase tobacco tax to discourage consumption

Prices of cigarettes and other tobacco products should be increased through specific taxation to bring the goods beyond people's purchasing capacity to achieve a tobacco-free Bangladesh, speakers said at a virtual roundtable yesterday.

They said increasing tobacco product price thro... Read More

78pc women-headed households financially struggling: report

78pc women-headed households financially struggling: report

About 78 percent of women-headed households have been facing economic hardship in the pandemic, due to job losses, increased household responsibilities, and interrupted support services at work for child care, found a recent study. 

Meanwhile, women of urban areas spending time for... Read More

Govt should stop funding fuel-run power plants: Saber

Govt should stop funding fuel-run power plants: Saber

Bangladesh should stop subsidising fossil fuelbased power plants in order to fulfil commitments it has made in various international climate forums, said Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, forest and climate change.

He said that whi... Read More

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