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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.



Mrs. Rupali Chowdhury


Mr. Kevin Lyon

Vice President


BoP Hits Deficit for First Time in 16yrs

Bangladesh's balance of payments entered the negative territory for the first time in 16 years in July on the back of a wide mismatch in trade. The overall balance was $179 million in the deficit in the first month of fiscal 2017-18 against $480 million in the surplus...
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BD Needs $9.55b Additional Annual FDI, Foreign Aid

Bangladesh will need around US$ 7.0 billion in additional foreign direct investment per annum over the next thirteen years for financing the programmes that would help it achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The amount is three times the FDI the country...
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Bangladesh Market for Farmed Fish Up 25 Times in Three Decades

A study shows that the market for farmed fish grew by a dramatic 25 times in three decades in Bangladesh. The latest study of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) also said among fish farmers, 75.0 per cent of them sell fish commercially. The study...
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Private Sector Credit Growth Picks Up

Private sector credit growth crossed the 16 percent mark for the first time in six months in March on the back of higher investment in government's infrastructure projects and a surge in SME lending amid lower interest rate. In March, credit growth stood at 16.06...
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Foreign Funds Shoot Up in Dhaka Bourse

Net foreign investment in Dhaka Stock Exchange soared two and a half times year-on-year to Tk. 238.46 crore in February, as the Bangladesh stock market is gradually becoming lucrative for investment. Overseas investors bought shares worth Tk. 435.67 crore and sold...
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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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