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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


The China-Bangladesh Investment Forum

Euromoney, the world’s leading organizer of conferences for cross-border investment and capital markets will be launching the inaugural China-Bangladesh Investment Forum to be held in Beijing on 21 August 2017. Co-hosted with The City Bank and Standard Chartered, and...
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New VAT Law Put on Hold

The government has shelved the uniform 15 percent VAT plan for two years in the wake of public outcry and reported pressure from businesses and lobby groups. This means the multiple rates of the indirect tax under the 1991 VAT law will continue until fiscal year...
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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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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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