International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Now $2b loan talks with WB begin

After the International Monetary Fund it is now its sister concern World Bank’s turn to negotiate economic reforms with the government for the prospective $2 billion financial support package sought to help the country weather the global economic turmoil.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Global economic outlook even gloomier than projected: IMF

The global economic outlook is even gloomier than projected last month, the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday, citing a steady worsening in purchasing manager surveys in recent months.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Now $2b loan talks with WB begin

After the International Monetary Fund it is now its sister concern World Bank’s turn to negotiate economic reforms with the government for the prospective $2 billion financial support package sought to help the country weather the global economic turmoil.

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

IMF’s $4.5b loan coming

The government yesterday reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund over a $4.5 billion loan programme, putting to bed all suspense on whether a deal would be struck with the multilateral lender at all.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

IMF approves $4.5b loan for Bangladesh

The government and the IMF team have reached a staff-level agreement to support the authorities’ reform policies under a new 42-month ECF/EFF arrangement of about $3.2 billion, and a concurrent RSF arrangement of about $1.3 billion.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

IMF didn’t raise floor price issue in today’s meeting: BSEC

A rumour was going on that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may ask the stockmarket regulator to lift the floor price as a condition of a new $4.5 billion loan, but the lender did not raise the issue in a meeting with the BSEC today.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

What the IMF said, our economists have said before

What Bangladeshi economists have been saying for a long time is pretty much what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told our central bank and the government.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

Rein in tax exemptions

Known knowns -- is what best sums up the prognosis of the visiting International Monetary Fund mission so far as it looks to thrash out the conditions for the prospective $4.5 billion loan.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Bangladesh not in crisis: IMF

Talks for the support package from the International Monetary Fund are likely to begin after the third week of October, said the Washington-based multilateral lender yesterday.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Raising fuel prices to appease IMF is anti-people: Jatri Kalyan Samity

Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity has demanded the government immediately repeal its decision of hiking fuel prices to ease the already-existing sufferings of the people created by the price hikes of essentials.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Why is Bangladesh seeking IMF support in the first place?

As Bangladesh, facing an unprecedented economic crisis, has entered a negotiation with the IMF for a USD 4.5 billion loan package, a few discussions have ensued in the country.