IMF loan to Bangladesh

Record budget support helps govt meet IMF’s reserve condition for first time

Bangladesh is going to fulfil the International Monetary Fund’s condition on foreign exchange reserves in June on the back of record budget assistance from global creditors, the first time since the IMF approved its $4.7 billion loan programme more than a year ago.

IMF flags nine risks for Bangladesh

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested greater exchange rate flexibility to preserve reserve adequacy, warning failure to do so may create further imbalances in the currency market.

IMF sets 33 conditions for next two loan instalments

Bangladesh will have to comply with 33 new conditions by June next year in order to receive the next two instalments under the International Monetary Fund’s $4.7 billion loan programme.

Govt commits improving on 50 issues to IMF

The government gave its commitment to the International Monetary Fund regarding around 50 issues to restore macroeconomic stability and good governance in the financial sector.

IMF approves 3rd tranche of $1.15b loans

The International Monetary Fund yesterday approved the third tranche of $1.15 billion loans in a boost to Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves.

Bangladesh gets IMF board approval for $1.12 billion in loans

The funds will be added to the reserves in two days

IMF’s $1.15b 3rd tranche likely in late June

Bangladesh may receive $1.15 billion in the third instalment of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) loan in the last week of June, which will give a much-needed relief to the country’s dwindling foreign exchange reserves.

Implications of recent central bank policy measures

Due to lack of coordinated and coherent measures, inflation continues to rise, notwithstanding the abolition of the interest rate cap since July 2023.

IMF agrees to lend $1.15 billion to Bangladesh in third tranche

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to provide $1.15 billion to Bangladesh in the third instalment under its multi-billion-dollar loan programme.

April 23, 2024
April 23, 2024

3rd Loan Tranche: IMF team to focus on four key areas

During its visit to Dhaka, the International Monetary Fund’s review mission will focus on Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves, inflation rate, banking sector, and revenue reforms.

April 19, 2024
April 19, 2024

IMF’s 3rd loan tranche on track despite repeated failure to hit reserve goal

The minimum net international reserves (NIR) will also remain below the threshold when an IMF mission visits Dhaka next week to review the progress of the programme before releasing around $681 million in the third tranche in May.

February 8, 2024
February 8, 2024

Govt hopeful about 3rd tranche of IMF loan

Bangladesh is likely to receive the third tranche of the International Monetary Fund’s $4.7 billion loan as the country has met almost all conditions, said Finance Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali yesterday.

February 21, 2023
February 21, 2023

Can the new monetary policy solve our problems?

Behind the Bangladesh Bank's announcement of this year’s monetary policy was a certain pressure applied by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

February 6, 2023
February 6, 2023

No chance of debt distress

Bangladesh has a low risk of external and overall debt distress despite higher external borrowing in recent terms, said the International Monetary Fund.

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.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

"Bangladesh won't accept IMF loan with hard conditions"

The government will not accept IMF loan with “hard conditions”, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today.

October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022

Can an IMF loan rescue Bangladesh's economy?

Our current economic situation is one in which countries usually look to the IMF for balance of payment support.

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