Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The BBN (Bangladesh Business News) has prepared the morning business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals in Bangladesh.

$2.0b budgetary support likely this fiscal year

The government is working on securing about $2.0 billion budgetary support from bilateral and multilateral development partners in the current fiscal year (FY), finance ministry officials said. In the just-concluded fiscal year, Bangladesh got $1.0 billion as budgetary support to help the economy tide over the crisis created by the covid pandemic.

Orders are finally trickling in, but garment factories are still reaching out for the axe

One has got to feel for the garment workers. Despite the availability of low-cost loans to pay wages, repeated requests from the labour ministry and a recent uptick in work orders from international buyers, they are getting the chop. “So far, more than 25,000 workers have been fired although we have been suggesting the factory owners not sack them,” said Shibnath Roy, inspector general of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishment (DIFE).

Listing of five SoEs to be delayed over share money deposit rules

The listing of five state-run energy companies is likely to be delayed due to ensuring compliance with rules formulated recently by the Financial Reporting Council asking the SoEs to issue shares against the government’s share money deposits within six months. The current coronavirus pandemic situation in the country has also become a major hurdle to expediting the process of issuing shares and also for going public.

Economy slowly coming out of coma

Even amid ongoing debates over economic-recovery strategies, some businesses see a surge in demand for quite a few products. Sales of mobile phone, computer, laptop, TV, refrigerator, construction ms rod, cement, and motorcycle saw a rise in demand in June.

DSE snaps five-day winning streak

Dhaka stocks slipped into the red on Monday, snapping a five-day winning streak, as risk-averse investors opted for quick-profit on selective issues amid ongoing virus fears. Following the previous five days’ upward trend, stocks opened on upbeat momentum and the key index of the prime bourse crossed the 4,100-mark in early session. But late hours profit booking sell pressure wiped out the early gains.

Mixed quarter for the pharma sector

Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh witnessed a slump in profits during the third quarter (January-March) of fiscal 2019-20 following reduced sales of prescription medicine amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, however, seven drug manufacturers saw a rise in their earnings per share while nine others booked lower profits, according to data from the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).

NBR sues 43 shops for not displaying VAT certificate

VAT intelligence of the National Board of Revenue on Monday lodged cases against 43 shops, including pharmacies, fast food shops, departmental stores and jewellery shops, in Dhaka for irregularities, mainly for not displaying business identification number (BIN) certificates at a place visible to customers.

Deposits from School Banking cross Tk1,700cr

School Banking scheme is gradually becoming popular among students across the country, as their deposits with the banks crossed Tk1,700 crore at the end of March, this year. The banking scheme teaches students useful skills to effectively manage money. As part of the program, students deposit their savings at banks with a hands-on banking experience in a simple way, according to experts.