June 2020

Message from H. E. Ms. Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador of Sweden to Bangladesh.

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Message from H. E. Mr. Md. Nazmul Islam Ambassador of Bangladesh to Sweden.

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Bangladesh’s stimulus package second highest among peer countries: Bangladesh’s stimulus packages aimed at mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic are one of the highest among a selective group of countries in Asia. Read more>

Prime Bank, BASIS join hands to finance MSMEs Prime Bank Ltd on Tuesday 16th June announced an alliance with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) to finance micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) under the ICT sector. Read more>

China exit: Japanese firms keen on moving to BD: At least 34 Japanese companies operating in China have shown interest to relocate their units to Bangladesh. The embassy of Bangladesh in Beijing informed the development to the ministry of foreign affairs on Wednesday. Dozens of Japanese firms have planned to…Read more

ADB supports rural road network expansion in Bangladesh. The additional funding will also supplement the government’s infrastructure spending to boost the local economy. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan to expand the coverage of an ongoing rural road network improvement project in Bangladesh. The project will connect the rural population to agricultural development zones. Read more>

Bangladesh – Budget FY21:  A quick access to all the stories on the proposed national budget for 2020-21 fiscal year. Read more>

Bangladesh is facing  economic challenges: Covid-19 have huge economic impacts in terms of managing the health crisis and containing the virus while trying to keep the economy functioning Read more>

Bharti ups its stake in Bangladesh operator: Indian operators aren’t just selling stakes it seems; they’re also buying them. A number of Indian news media outlets  have reported that Bharti Airtel has now upped its stake in Bangladesh operator Robi Axiata. Read more>

Report – ITUC Global Rights Index 2020The ITUC has been documenting and exposing violations of workers’ rights for three decades. This has been done through narrative information published in the ITUC Survey. The ITUC Global Rights Index was developed to increase the visibility and transparency of each country’s record on workers’ rights. In addition, the ITUC Global Rights Index serves as a tool to track trends across the world every time changes in policies or legislation take place. Read more>

Is Bangladesh in a position to reap the benefits of China–exodus? While Covid-19 has been wreaking havoc across the globe, there has been an unprecedented wave of backlash from the major economies and global corporations, which has put China’s position as the ‘largest factory of the world’ under jeopardy. Read more>

Asian Development Bank (ADB)expands trade finance programme to support Bangladesh’s private sector:  ADB has expanded the Trade Finance Programme (TFP) to support the private sector in Bangladesh, by raising its financing limit to $755 million from $518 million at the end of last year. Read more>

Skill Development of Workers for Post-corona New Normal Situation: Bangladesh  need to start NOW to restructure our skill development activity and strengthen to combat post-Covid-19 development needs. Says the the Former Principal Coordinator (SDG) and Former Principal Secretary. Read more>

The NDF-funded project has the potential to help Bangladesh Railway reduce CO2 emissions and black carbon by as much as 3 million tons cumulative up until 2030 and by around 450,000 tons per year after that. NDF’s EUR 300,000 grant centered on supporting Bangladesh Railway in developing a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) framework. Read more>

SBBC wishes you all a happy Midsummer, summer and holidays! Stay safe!

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