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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.


Mr. Shehzad Munim


Mr. Kevin Lyon

Vice President


Economy to Stay Strong

The Global Economic Prospects, a flagship report of the World Bank Group, said activity in Bangladesh would grow at an average of 6.7 percent a year over fiscals 2018-2020, benefiting from strong domestic demand and strengthening exports. “Low interest rates and...

WB to Stop Financing Oil, Gas projects

The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy's shift to clean energy. "The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019,"...

Wealth Inequality a Threat to East Asia, Pacific: World Bank

A rapidly growing gap between rich and poor in many developing East Asian nations is threatening the foundation for the region's economic success, the World Bank said. "The whole basis for East Asia's success was this sense that everything was fair -- you worked hard,...

Newly Elected President and Vice President of FICCI (2017 – 2019)

The Executive Committee of FICCI (2017–19) has elected its President and Vice President for the period 2017 – 2019 on the day. Mr. Shehzad Munim and Mr. Kevin Lyon have been elected President and Vice President respectively for the term 2017 – 19. Mr. Shehzad Munim,...

Economy Grew 7.28pc in FY17

Bangladesh's economy grew 7.28 percent in the last fiscal year, the highest in the country's history. The development came after the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) updated the final estimate of the gross domestic product growth for 2016-17. In the final count,...

Lives Changing for Better

Between 2000 and 2011, Afzal Hossain had to travel more than 300 kilometres to come to Dhaka from Rangpur every month to collect money from his wife Taslima Begum, who worked as a domestic help for a wealthy family in the capital. Two days would have gone by the time...