foreign exchange market

Import bills stay at higher levels

Import bills rose 63 per cent year-on-year to $7.66 billion in July but it declined from a month ago, signalling the easing of international payment pressure thanks to the recent Bangladesh Bank efforts to cool down the volatile foreign exchange market. 

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Dollar-Taka: Market to dictate exchange rate once situation improves

The market will determine the price of the US dollar in the future once the current situation centring it improves, according to Bangladesh Bank Governor Abdur Rouf Talukder.

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Import bills stay at higher levels

Import bills rose 63 per cent year-on-year to $7.66 billion in July but it declined from a month ago, signalling the easing of international payment pressure thanks to the recent Bangladesh Bank efforts to cool down the volatile foreign exchange market. 

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Card Payment: Foreign currency transactions hit all-time high

Foreign currency transactions through cards hit an all-time high of Tk 356 crore in May due to a rise in the number of travellers going abroad.

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

How to resolve the current account crisis?

Bangladesh observed a prohibitive current account deficit of $17.1 billion in the last fiscal year of 2021-22. It, however, averaged $0.32 billion annually over the 12-year period from 2009 to 2021.  

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

'Use monetary policy to stabilise forex market, curb inflation'

The central bank of Bangladesh will have to use the monetary policy to stabilise the foreign exchange market to pave the way for curbing inflation through demand management, said Ahsan H Mansur, executive director of the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Forex market volatility deepens

Volatility in the country’s foreign exchange market has intensified once again as Bangladesh Bank has commenced tinkering with the exchange rate of the taka against the US dollar.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Bangladesh Bank decides to allow floating exchange rate for dollar

The Bangladesh Bank today decided not to fix the exchange rate of the US dollars, allowing the market to set the price based on demand and supply.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Remittance falls 13.15% in May

Inflow of remittance declined 13.15 per cent in May as the expatriate Bangladeshis are now sending their income through the informal channels.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Bangladesh Bank raises policy rate: Aims to contain inflation, stabilise forex market

The Bangladesh Bank yesterday raised its key interest rate for the first time in a decade and devalued the local currency for the seventh time this year against the dollar as part of its moves to tackle inflationary forces and restore stability in the foreign exchange market.  

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

NBR imposes up to 20% regulatory duty: Import of 135 items to cost more

National Board of Revenue today slapped up to 20 percent regulatory duty on around 135 products as part of the government's broader objectives to discourage imports and contain volatility in the foreign exchange market.