Economy on track to recovery

The overall economy, hit hard by the coronavirus, is on the way to recovery as several indicators of micro economy are improving, economists have said.

Containers at Chattogram port

Forex reserves hit $40b for first time

The country’s foreign exchange reserves have crossed US$40 billion for the first time, thanks to a steady flow of inward remittances despite the coronavirus pandemic, reports BSS.

Forex reserves hit $40b for first time

Expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia

Let the fear and uncertainty end

Despite an announcement of visa extension, the fears of Bangladeshi expatriates who work in Saudi Arabia have not abated. They are still in uncertainty and confusion.

Let the fear and uncertainty end

Migrants face uncertainty as Saudi re-entry visa, iqama deadline ends today

Bangladeshi migrants face an uncertainty as the extension of the validity of expired iqamas (residence permits) and exit and re-entry visas for expatriates to Saudi Arabia ends today

The expatriates block the main road in front of the SAARC fountain near the Karwan Bazar area around 10:00 in the Sunday morning

Pandemic fallout

Thousands of women domestic workers jobless and in debt

Eight years ago, Amena came to Dhaka from Rangpur to look for work. Without any formal education or training, domestic work was her only option to earn a living in the city.

Female migrants

Foreign remittance

Migrant workers are heroes, not villains

Bangladesh has big achievements, five decades into its independence. Alongside the rise of the readymade garment industry, cricket reaching international standards and the income of over 10 million ...

Migrant workers return from the Middle East countries. The photo was capture from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on 12 August 2020.

Bangladesh sees second highest remittance inflow in August

Expatriate Bangladeshis sent around US$1,963.94 million remittance during the month of August in the fiscal 2020-21 which is the second highest in the country’s history, according to the latest data ...

Bangladesh sees second highest remittance inflow in August

400,000 migrant workers impoverished, more set to return

In the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, around 200,000 migrants came home on leave, but they are unable to go back to the destination countries

Expatriate workers


'Three to five years needed to overcome economic crisis'

The coronavirus pandemic has had a serious impact on the country’s economy, former adviser to the caretaker government Akbar Ali Khan has said

Akbar Ali Khan

‘Don’t be complacent’ about robust inflow of remittance: Economists

The record inflow of remittance in the last two months should not give any sense of complacence for Bangladesh as the situation in overseas labour market remains fluid and the migrant workers are ...

‘Don’t be complacent’ about robust inflow of remittance: Economists
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