IMF loan Bangladesh

IMF’s $4.7B Loan: Only one condition missed for third tranche

Bangladesh has met all but one quantitative target set for December 2023 by the International Monetary Fund to qualify for the third instalment of the $4.7 billion loan.

Reserves fall short of IMF target

Bangladesh has failed to meet IMF’s target on keeping $17.78 billion as the minimum net international reserve as of December 31 last year

IMF lowers forex reserves target for Bangladesh

The International Monetary Fund has set a new minimum foreign exchange reserves target for Bangladesh as the reserves have dropped at a faster-than-expected pace.

IMF injected cash into Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. Are the two economies diverging?

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have received loan payouts from IMF, strengthening their buffers against risks to foreign exchange reserves

IMF approves $681m in 2nd tranche of loan for Bangladesh

The IMF board yesterday approved the second instalment of $681 million for Bangladesh, putting to bed the uncertainty surrounding the tranche given that the country failed to meet two of the conditions needed for its release

IMF to discuss Bangladesh's 2nd loan tranche today

A board meeting of IMF isto be held today, where about $681 million in a second loan tranche is expected to be approved for Bangladesh

2nd parcel of IMF loans: All eyes on Dec 12 meeting

Bangladesh's proposal to get the second tranche of the International Monetary Fund's $4.7 billion loan has been placed for approval at the multilateral lender's board meeting slated for next week.

Tax collection falls short of IMF loan condition

government falls Tk 17,946 crore short of the revenue last fiscal year as one of IMF's $4.7 billion loan conditions

IMF reaches staff-level agreement with Bangladesh on $681 million loans

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission and the Bangladesh authorities have reached staff-level agreement on the policies needed to complete in the first review for $681 million in the second instalment of its $4.7-billion loan.

October 4, 2023
October 4, 2023

BB explains reasons behind failure to meet reserve target

Bangladesh Bank today explained to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the reasons behind the failure to meet the target on foreign currency reserves, one of the six conditions set by the global lender for its $4.7 billion loan programme.

July 7, 2023
July 7, 2023

Why the new budget can't solve our problems

The key question, however, remains: to what extent have our current economic challenges been addressed by the new budget? It hasn't done proper justice to answer this question.

March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023

Managing the politics of budget-making

The main focus of the FY24 budget must be on economic stabilisation.

March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023

‘We will do whatever is required for the welfare of the people’

So who determines what is ‘required’ to ensure that welfare?

February 20, 2023
February 20, 2023

IMF getting BB ready for post-LDC world

Bangladesh’s preparation for LDC graduation would start in earnest with the International Monetary Fund’s 42-month loan programme, where one of the objectives is to overhaul the monetary and exchange rate policies to meet the needs of an open economy.

February 19, 2023
February 19, 2023

IMF watching economy like a hawk

The International Monetary Fund would be watching the Bangladesh economy like a hawk, stipulating an extensive list of data reporting regularly as part of the conditions agreed upon for the $4.7 billion loan programme.

February 6, 2023
February 6, 2023

For a better fiscal space, we need efficient tax system

Improving our revenue generation will require several measures, both technical and non-technical.

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

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February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

IMF explains its latest loan

With the approval of a $4.7 billion loan by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Bangladesh easing much of the concerns regarding its economy, IMF Mission Chief to Bangladesh Rahul Anand answers some questions about the arrangement.

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

IMF $4.5B Loan: Deputy MD to get a taste of Bangladesh

There would not be any further negotiations on the $4.5 billion loan programme during International Monetary Fund’s deputy managing director Antoinette Monsio Sayeh’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh.

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