Budget 2009-2010
 
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Text of Budget Speech (Bangla)
 
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Text of Budget Speech (English)
 
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Comments on Budget

  Budget 2007-2008
 
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Text of Budget Speech (Bangla)
 
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Text of Budget Speech (English)
  Budget 2006-2007
 
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Text of Budget Speech (Bangla)
 
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Text of Budget Speech (English)
  Budget 2005-2006
 
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Text of Budget Speech (Part 1)
 
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Text of Budget Speech (Part 2)
 
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Budget In Brief
 
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Budget Summary
  Budget Response 2005-06: Civil Society
 
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Center for Policy Dialouge (CPD)
 
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Unnyan Shamunnay
 
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Bangladesh Economic Association
  Budget Response 2005-2006:
 
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BASIS
  Budget Response 2004-2005:
 
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Business Bodies
  Budget Response 2004-05: Individuals
 
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Individuals Speech on budget 2004-05
 
    

Budget 2009-2010
Comments on Budget 2009-10
1. Mohammed Zainul Abedin, PhD, IRRI Representative for Bangladesh Text      Voice
2. Mustafa Jabbar, President, Bangladesh Computer Samity Text      Voice
3. Zaid Bakht, Senior Researcher, BIDS Text      Voice
4. K. A. M. Morshed, Asst. Country Director, UNDP Text      Voice
5. Badiul Alam Majumder, PhD, Global Vice President & Country Director, The Hunger Project Text      Voice
6. Habibullah N. Karim, President, BASIS Text      Voice
7. Quazi Faruque, General Secretary, CAB Text      Voice
8. Md. Fazlul Hoque, President, BKMEA Text      Voice
9. Atiur Rahman, PhD, Governor, Bangladesh Bank Text     voice
10. M Asaduzzaman, PhD, Research Director, BIDS Text     voice
11. Nasreen Awal Mintoo, President, WEAB Text     voice
12. Selima Ahmed, President, BWCCI Text     voice
13. Aftabul Islam, Ex-President, AmCham Text     voice
14. Forhad Hussain, Head, Computer Information Services, ICDDR,B Text     voice
15. Dr. Faisal, Director, Health21 Text     voice
16. Professor M. M. Akash, Dept. of Economics, DU Text     voice
17. Rasheda K Chowdhury , Executive Director, CAMPE Text     voice
18. Uttam Kumar Dev , Head, Research Division, CPD Text     voice
  Newspaper headlines on Budget 2009-2010
:: Safety net, pay hike to cost over Tk 20,000cr ( The Daily Star, Wednesday, June 10, 2009)
:: Budget banks on better export( The Daily Star, Wednesday, June 10, 2009)
:: Bumper rice to ease budget burden( The Daily Star, Tuesday, June 9, 2009)
:: Speaker hopes opposition will join budget session( The Daily Star, Tuesday, June 9, 2009)
:: Tax to double on big deposits( The Daily Star, Monday, June 8, 2009)
 

  Comments on Budget 2006-07
:: Dr. Q.K. Ahmed - Chairman Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad, President, Bangladesh Economic Association
:: Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman - Chairman, Power and Partcipation Research Centre (PPRC)
:: Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya - Executive Director, Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
:: Mr. Badiul Alam Majumder - Country Director, The Hunger Project
:: Dr Atiur Rahman - Chairman, Unnayan Shamannay
:: Mr Quazi Faruque - General Secretary Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB)
:: Dr. Ananya Raihan - Executive Director, D.Net
:: Ms. Khushi Kabir - Coordinator, Nijera Kori
:: Ms. Nasreen Awal Mintoo - President, Women Entrepreneurs’ Association of Bangladesh
:: Selima Ahmed - President, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries
:: Md. Faizullah Khan - President, Bangladesh Computer Samity
:: Dr. Gul Hossain - Chairman, BGASA
:: Sultana Kamal - Executive Director, Ain O Shalish Kendra
:: Dr. Rubaiul Murshed - Executive Director, Health 21
:: Zaid Bakht - Research Director, BIDS
:: Mahmud Hasan - Program Director, D.Net
:: Ruba Rummana - Assistant Professor, Ahsanullah University of science and technology
 
  Newspaper headlines on Budget 2006-07
:: Tk 68,600cr budget likely for next fiscal year ( The Daily Star, june 01, 2006)
:: Farm subsidies continue to end up in wrong pocket ( New Age, June 01, 2006 )
:: Tax holiday should be replaced by depreciation allowance system ( New Age, June 02, 2006 )
:: Attention to women issues in budget urged ( The New Nation, Jun 03, 2006 )
:: BTMA wants govt to support primary textiles ( New Age, Jun 03, 06 )
:: Experts call for more allocation for agriculture ( New age, June 04, 2006 )
:: Election-oriented budget may not please voters- ADB ( The New Nation, June 05, 2006 )
:: Increased Allocation Fails To Revive Public Health Services ( New Age, June5, 2006 )
:: JS budget session begins today ( The New Nation, June 06, 2006 )
:: No extra tax burden likely as polls ahead ( The Daily Star, June 06, 2006 )
:: High Income group to have 10pc tax rebate in the next budget ( New Age, June 07, 2006 )
:: Import duty on essentials to drop but on cars to rise ( New Age, June 07, 2006 )
:: Present govt's last budget tomorrow ( The Financial Express, June 07, 2006)
:: Tk 69,740cr budget likely ( New Age, June 07, 2006 )
:: Saifur to table budget today ( New Age, June 08, 2006 )
:: Big budget on cards ( The Daily Star, June 08, 2006 )
:: Budget doesn't address risks to growth ( The daily Star, June 09, 2006)
:: High bank borrowing to fund Tk 69,740cr budget ( The Daily Star, June 09, 2006 )
:: Budget remains obscure for citizens ( New Age, June 09, 2006 )
:: Budget for everybody, but for nobody ( New Age, June 10, 2006 )
:: A difficult budget to implement ( New Age, June 11, 2006 )
:: Budget deficit kept artificially lower ( New Age, June 11, 2006 )
:: Budget offers nothing new for capital market ( New Age, June 11, 2006 )
:: DSE laments as budget lacks incentives for capital market ( The Daily Star, June 11, 2006 )
:: No direction to streamline education sector ( The Daily Star, June 11, 2006 )
 
  Newspaper headlines on Budget 2005-06
:: Size of next budget likely to be Tk 64,000cr ( The Independent, Sun, June 05, 2005 )
:: WB, IMF to provide $500m budget support ( The New Nation, Sun, June 05 2005 )
:: Investment vibrancy big challenge for govt ( The New Age, Sun, June 05, 2005 )
:: ICT Assoc want tax withdrawal for next five years ( The Independent, Mon. June 06, 2005 )
:: Budget Countdown: Bad debt rebate for banks likely to be halved ( New Age, Mon. June 06, 2005 )
:: Budget session begins today. Saifur to place nat'l budget for FY 2005-06 (The Financial Express, June 7)
:: Budget Countdown: Lofty targets, fresh taxes to mark next budget ( New Age, Tues, June 7, 2005 )
:: Tk. 64,000 cr total outlay for 2005-06: Tax net to be widened under new budget (The New Nation '05)
:: WB, IMF to provide $500m budget support ( The New Nation, Tues, June 7, 2005 )
:: Proposal to reduce budgetary allocation in unproductive sectors ( The New Nation, Tues, June 7, 2005 )
:: Budget size may increase 17pc (The Daily Star, Wed, June 8, 2005))
:: Short-term measures may crowd out long-term plan ( New Age, Wed, June 8, 2005 )
:: BUDGET COUNTDOWN: So, what would make it ‘pro-people’? ( New Age, Wed, June 8, 2005 )
:: Budget to be placed tomorrow ( The News Today, Wed, June 8, 2005 )
:: Saifur looks to strike balance between spending, stability ( New Age, Thu, June 09, 2005)
:: Unquiet time for Saifur ( The Daily Star, Thu, June 09, 2005 )
:: Budget for 2005-06 to be placed today Outlay estimated at Tk 64,000 crore (The Independent,June 09)
:: Budget placed under shadow of national polls ( The Independent, Fri, June 10,2005 )
:: Concession to black money holders to encourage money laundering: MCCI (The Financial Express, 2005)
:: Budget designed to protect black money: Debapriya ( The Independent, Sat, June 11, 2005 )
:: Attainment of PRSP goals to benefit foreign investors: FICCI ( The Independent, Sat, June 11, 2005 )
:: Urban-centric budget: CPD ( New Age, Sat, June 11,2005 )
:: Budget not based on PRSP: BEA ( New Age, Sun, June 12, 2005 )
 
  Newspaper headlines on Budget 2004-05
:: Mock budget session aims at transparency in local govts ( Daily Star, Tue. June 08, 2004)
:: Reconditioned car importers demand duty cut (Daily Star, Sun. June 06, 2004 )
:: Make village-centric budget to reduce poverty (Daily Star, Sat. June 05, 2004)
:: Bid to insert 113 pet projects in ADP (Daily Star, Fri. June 04, 2004)
:: Saifur for village-centric reform to bridge gap (Daily Star, Thu. June 03, 2004)
:: Agro-processors want 20pc corporate tax (Daily Star, Thu. June 03, 2004 )
:: Govt mulls new pay scale (Daily Star, Wed. June 02, 2004 )
:: Employees see 39.4pc income erosion in 7 yrs (Daily Star, Wed. June 02, 2004)  
:: Next ADP fixed 16pc bigger (Daily Star, Sun. May 30, 2004)
:: JS budget session begins today: Fiscal measures won’t raise prices: Saifur (New Nation, Jun 8, 2004)
:: Tk 60,000cr National Budget to be placed in JS tomorrow (Observer, Wed, June 02, 2004)
:: Pak investors assured of incentives in budget (New Age, Wed, June 02, 2004)
:: How to read the budget (New Age, Wed, June 09, 2004)
:: Resource mobilization Saifur’s mantra, but taxes unlikely to rise (New Age, Wed, June 09, 2004)
:: Agri Sector gets priority (New Age, Wed, June 09, 2004)
:: The oft rep Bated ADP drama (New Age, Wed, June 09, 2004)
 
 
 
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