**FICCI BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 @ 5:00PM.     **THE MONTHLY LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE CHAMBER WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 @12:30PM AT THE WESTIN DHAKA.

Welcome To FICCI!

The Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) was established on the 1st of July 1963 in the port city of Chittagong under the name and style of the “Agrabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry” (‘Agrabad’ being the name of the commercial hub of the city) with the initiative of the foreign companies located in and around Chittagong. It may be mentioned here that, at that point of time, most of the foreign companies, mainly British, had their establishments located in that region of the country.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mrs. Rupali Chowdhury

President

Mr. Kevin Lyon

Vice President

NEWS & EVENTS

Global Growth Forecast 2017: World Bank

Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy commodity exporters, while domestic demand remains solid among emerging...
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8% Growth Needed to Create More Jobs: Study

Bangladesh needs 8 percent economic growth annually to absorb the surplus labor in the economy in the next 15 years, said a new study by the Asian Development Bank. “While manufacturing will continue to be the engine of growth and a major source of productive...
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ADB Approves $8bn Five-Year Loan for Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will increase its lending for public and private sectors in Bangladesh to $8 billion for 2016 through 2020. It’s aimed at helping the country build infrastructure and skills needed for a strong, diversified economy and strengthen trade...
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Bangladesh Ranks 106th in Global Competitiveness Index

Bangladesh has ranked 106th in Global Competitiveness Index among 138 countries in 2016-17, one notch above its position held last year In the previous year, the country held 107th position among 140 countries. Though Bangladesh scored 1.06% higher to 3.80 from 3.76,...
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Bangladesh, Myanmar to Settle Issues on Coastal Shipping Line

The eighth joint trade commission meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar will take place in Dhaka in November, in a bid to launch a coastal shipping line between the two neighbors and discuss other business issues The meeting will finalize the agenda of trade between...
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Banks’ Capital Rises

Banks' overall capital rose 1.6 percent in the April-June quarter but the capital base of state banks shrank further though they were provided with funds from the state coffer. On June 30, the total capital in the banking system was Tk. 76,884 crore, up from Tk....
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