Monday, July 15, 2024

Repeated fuel price hike, political instability to hit GDP growth: DCCI

The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday expressed its concern that frequent price hike of fuel oils and electricity and political instability might impede achievement of the government’s target of 7.2 per cent GDP growth for the current fiscal year. ‘Achieving the projected 7.2 per cent growth would be very challenging mainly due ... Read more

Chaos over bus fares

No govt decision yet, but operators charge commuters higher Ignoring the government’s directive, many bus operators have already started charging extra fares following the latest fuel price hike. Passengers yesterday alleged that the operators are charging them higher fares inconsistent with the rate of oil price rises. The launch owners, though, are pushing for an ... Read more

Bus fare hike not now

Govt wants to re-fix fares after further discussion, CNG price hike The government yesterday decided not to increase transport fares right now although transport owners have been pushing for a hike following the fuel price hike Thursday night. The fares will be increased, likely next month, after another round of fuel and CNG price hike, ... Read more

Fuel prices hiked

The government increased for the second time this year the prices of all fuel oils, including diesel, by Tk 5 per litre and that of furnace oil by Tk 8 a litre with effect from Sunday midnight under heavy pressure from the International Monetary Fund. The price of diesel and kerosene has been raised from ... Read more