Budget deficit

High bank borrowing by govt to crowd out private sector

The government plans to borrow Tk 137,500 crore from the banking sector in the fiscal 2024-25 to finance the budget deficit. If the Bangladesh Bank does not provide any fund, the entire amount will need to come from the commercial banks.

Govt’s overreliance on banking sector will create disorder in financial sector

The government’s overdependence on the banking sector to finance its budget deficit will affect the financial sector as well as hurt private sector investment and employment generation, according to experts.

Budget deficit may stoke inflation

The budget for fiscal 2024-25 proposes a total expenditure of Tk 797,000 crore with a total tax revenue of Tk 541,000 crore, resulting in a deficit of Tk 256,000 crore.

Spending target should have been reduced: Salehuddin Ahmed

What is the need for 1,258 projects under the annual development programme (ADP)?

Narrowest budget deficit in a decade as govt to curb expenses

As the government wants to lower expenses, it is likely to contain the budget deficit to 4.6 percent of gross domestic product in the next fiscal year, a level seen a decade ago.

'Only bank borrowing can help manage budget deficit'

Planning Minister MA Mannan says

“War and pandemic could negatively impact Bangladesh’s balance of payment”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (August 31, 2022) said Russia-Ukraine war and Covid-19 pandemic may have a negative impact on country’s balance of payment.

Budget deficit Tk 245,064 crore

The overall budget deficit for the fiscal year 2022-23 will be Tk 245,064 crore, or 5.5 percent of GDP, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in his budget speech today.

June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024

High bank borrowing by govt to crowd out private sector

The government plans to borrow Tk 137,500 crore from the banking sector in the fiscal 2024-25 to finance the budget deficit. If the Bangladesh Bank does not provide any fund, the entire amount will need to come from the commercial banks.

June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

Govt’s overreliance on banking sector will create disorder in financial sector

The government’s overdependence on the banking sector to finance its budget deficit will affect the financial sector as well as hurt private sector investment and employment generation, according to experts.

June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024

Budget deficit may stoke inflation

The budget for fiscal 2024-25 proposes a total expenditure of Tk 797,000 crore with a total tax revenue of Tk 541,000 crore, resulting in a deficit of Tk 256,000 crore.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Spending target should have been reduced: Salehuddin Ahmed

What is the need for 1,258 projects under the annual development programme (ADP)?

June 2, 2024
June 2, 2024

Narrowest budget deficit in a decade as govt to curb expenses

As the government wants to lower expenses, it is likely to contain the budget deficit to 4.6 percent of gross domestic product in the next fiscal year, a level seen a decade ago.

June 15, 2023
June 15, 2023
May 31, 2023
August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

“War and pandemic could negatively impact Bangladesh’s balance of payment”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (August 31, 2022) said Russia-Ukraine war and Covid-19 pandemic may have a negative impact on country’s balance of payment.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Budget deficit Tk 245,064 crore

The overall budget deficit for the fiscal year 2022-23 will be Tk 245,064 crore, or 5.5 percent of GDP, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in his budget speech today.

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