forex crisis

We must curb rising inequality

Reforms following the IMF prescription should not harm disadvantaged groups

Why the US dollar is an optimal reserve currency for Bangladesh

The proposition that Bangladesh will move away from the US dollar-based payment settlement to a new international payment settlement is of no economic substance.

Central bank’s USD investment plunges

Bangladesh Bank’s foreign exchange reserves invested in US dollars declined 34 per cent year-on-year to $23.63 billion in February as the country is heavily dependent on the American greenback to settle payments for global trade.

Coping with the twin shocks of inflation and depleting forex reserves

Dealing with these two major challenges is essential for macroeconomic stability

No forex crisis from Jan 2023: Bangladesh Bank Governor

Bangladesh Bank Governor Abdur Rouf Talukder has said there will be no foreign exchange crisis from January 2023, as the country's exports and remittances are in surplus compared to imports.

What is Bangladesh's current forex reserve?

Ever since Sri Lanka and Pakistan’s economic turmoil, Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves has become a part of public discourse. So much so that despite having an official figure from the central bank every week, people are speculating.

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. 

Three ways a strong dollar impacts emerging markets

The US dollar is on a tear, strengthening around 11 per cent since the start of the year and – for the first time in two decades – reaching parity with the Euro. 

Government’s decision to hike fuel prices will hurt every section of society

The rise in fuel prices is an illogical decision that will only harm ordinary citizens and fail to deal with the root causes of the crisis that Bangladesh is currently facing.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Inflation, forex pressure: Govt moves to rein them in

The government has ramped up its measures to contain the pressure on foreign currency reserves and inflation, drafting an action plan to discourage non-essential imports and bring relief to the poor and the vulnerable from the spiralling cost of living.

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.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Fighting inflation, forex crisis: Is hiking policy rate the next tool for BB?

Central banks around the world have commenced hiking policy rates in order to contain the inflationary pressure stemming from the ongoing global supply chain disruption and demand recovery.