foreign currency reserves

Forex reserves rise by $300 million in a week

Reserves hit $19.53 billion on June 19, up from $19.21 billion on June 12

Budget For Fy25: 53pc rise in allocation for debt servicing

The government’s allocation to repay foreign debts may reach Tk 57,000 crore in the next budget, a 53 percent rise from the current year, putting further pressure on the country’s dwindling foreign currency reserves.

‘Bangladesh robbed of $14b in 3 years’

Says PM’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury on global oil price hike

BB introduces counter-trade to ease forex pressure

The Bangladesh Bank has unveiled the counter-trade policy, an arrangement that promotes direct exchanges of goods and services without cash, with a view to reducing pressure on dwindling foreign currency reserves.

A bleak time to draw up budget

In June last year when Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed the budget in parliament, inflation had already been creeping up and the foreign currency reserves were on the decline. These two had derailed the full economic recovery from a two-year crisis wrought by the Covid pandemic.

Lessons learned from disruptions caused by Covid-19, war

The business sector in Bangladesh has been going through severe challenges for the past four years, which, for many, have been the toughest period in decades, with the coronavirus pandemic being the dominant factor in the early part before the Russia-Ukraine war broke out. Today, we are running the last report of a series and it focuses on the lessons for the businesses from the two unprecedented shocks.

Come June, reserves will hit $37.7b

The government is expecting the shrinking foreign currency reserves will buck the trend and hit $37.7 billion by June thanks to lower imports and budget support from development partners.

2022: THE YEAR THAT WAS / Phones, laptops, internet turned pricier in 2022

Bangladesh’s steady embrace of digitalisation, spearheaded by a growing number of tech startups and rising software and IT service exports, has suffered a heavy blow from the imposition of new taxes this year. 

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

Forex reserves rise by $300 million in a week

Reserves hit $19.53 billion on June 19, up from $19.21 billion on June 12

May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024

Budget For Fy25: 53pc rise in allocation for debt servicing

The government’s allocation to repay foreign debts may reach Tk 57,000 crore in the next budget, a 53 percent rise from the current year, putting further pressure on the country’s dwindling foreign currency reserves.

March 25, 2024
March 25, 2024

‘Bangladesh robbed of $14b in 3 years’

Says PM’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury on global oil price hike

March 11, 2024
March 11, 2024

BB introduces counter-trade to ease forex pressure

The Bangladesh Bank has unveiled the counter-trade policy, an arrangement that promotes direct exchanges of goods and services without cash, with a view to reducing pressure on dwindling foreign currency reserves.

May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023

A bleak time to draw up budget

In June last year when Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed the budget in parliament, inflation had already been creeping up and the foreign currency reserves were on the decline. These two had derailed the full economic recovery from a two-year crisis wrought by the Covid pandemic.

May 25, 2023
May 25, 2023
April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023

Lessons learned from disruptions caused by Covid-19, war

The business sector in Bangladesh has been going through severe challenges for the past four years, which, for many, have been the toughest period in decades, with the coronavirus pandemic being the dominant factor in the early part before the Russia-Ukraine war broke out. Today, we are running the last report of a series and it focuses on the lessons for the businesses from the two unprecedented shocks.

January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023

Come June, reserves will hit $37.7b

The government is expecting the shrinking foreign currency reserves will buck the trend and hit $37.7 billion by June thanks to lower imports and budget support from development partners.

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

Phones, laptops, internet turned pricier in 2022

Bangladesh’s steady embrace of digitalisation, spearheaded by a growing number of tech startups and rising software and IT service exports, has suffered a heavy blow from the imposition of new taxes this year. 

December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022

Only two options left for macroeconomic stability

Bangladesh does not have too many policy options other than reducing consumption of goods and services and making the exchange rate flexible in order to ensure macroeconomic stability, said a central bank report.

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