Bhutan’s first govt. bond, worth Nu 3B, well-received 

The issuance of the first-ever sovereign or government bond worth Nu 3 billion (B) with a three-year maturity period has been well-received and fully subscribed.

Bhutan and Bangladesh to sign preferential trade agreement

Bhutan and Bangladesh have finalised the draft terms and conditions for signing a preferential trade agreement (PTA) that is expected to increase trade between the two countries.

The tobacco dilemma

The government, despite severe criticisms from several groups and political parties, went ahead with the decision to allow the sale of tobacco in the country. It made the Bhutan Duty Free Limited the main vendor of tobacco products.

Nu 3B soft loans availed from ADB and WB for Covid-19 related activities

The government wants to keep the economy ticking over during the Covid-19 pandemic by boosting public spending, but there are challenges as the strategy is faced with not only budgetary constraints but also lack of skilled labour.