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


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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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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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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Chinese Yuan Set to Join IMF’s Elite Currency Basket

China’s yuan is poised to enter the International Monetary Fund’s elite SDR basket of currencies, elevating Beijing’s banknotes into a family long exclusive to global reserve assets. A symbolic coup for policymakers in Beijing, the move represents a...
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BD Receives $605.25m in Remittance during Sept 1-16

The country received $605.25 million in remittance during the first 16 days of September, on the back of $1,183 million in August. Bangladesh Bank statistics show that four state-owned commercial banks, Agrani, Janata, Rupali and Sonali, received $185.94 million from...
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