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08:46 PM, April 02, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:52 PM, April 02, 2018

Remittance surge continues in March

The surge of remittance continued for three straight months into March after a two-year slump for what is being described as depreciation of the Taka against Dollar.

Remittance in March stood amounted to $1.30 billion, a 21 percent rise on a point-to-point basis from what was $1.07 billion in the same period of last year.

Remittance increased by $151 million compared to the last month February, when the sum amounted to $1.15 billion, according to Bangladesh Bank data released today.

Remittance started snapping out of its two-year-long slump, hitting a five-month high in January on the back of the depreciation of the taka against the US dollar.

Remittance is a major source of foreign currency for Bangladesh and its descent since fiscal 2015-16 has become a matter of concern for the government. Last fiscal year, the receipts were the lowest in six years.

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