**THE LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE CHAMBER WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017 AT THE BALLROOM # 03 OF 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

Bangladesh becomes 21st Most Attractive Global Offshoring Destination

Bangladesh becomes the twenty-first most attractive offshoring destination in the world and the ninth best-outsourcing hub in Asia as per a global rating of skilled services location. Such grading of nations came in the latest edition of the Global Services Location...
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Foreign Workers’ Tax Evasion

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has declared its intention to go after both the companies hiring foreign nationals and individual foreign nationals working in the country on the issue of tax evasion. October 15 is the NBR deadline for employer-companies and...
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Bangladesh Ranks 99th in Global Competitiveness Index

Bangladesh has been ranked 99th out of 137 countries in the latest Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum. The country’s overall score was 3.9 (in a scale of 7), up from 3.8 last year when it was ranked 106th among 138 countries. The...
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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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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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