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  • Reducing banking sector woes should get priority: IMF

    Resolutely addressing the high level of non-performing loans in the banking sector in Bangladesh is essential to address financial stability risks and associated fiscal risks, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says.

  • Gita Gopinath new IMF chief economist

    Gita Gopinath new IMF chief economist

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Gita Gopinath as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department, according to a press release.

  • Who dominates economies of Asia

    China dominates Asian economies

    From Xi’s China to Duterte’s Philippines, Asian economies have risen as the world’s best countries in terms of GDP.

  • IMF identified risk factors in Bangladesh economy

    Bangladesh Economy: IMF sees three key risk factors

    The IMF has identified risk factors in Bangladesh economy, including political unrest related to national elections, the Rohingya situation and further deepening of crises in the state owned banks.

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    Bangladesh needs to boost productive investment: IMF

    Bangladesh will need to boost productive investment by addressing infrastructure bottlenecks and strengthening the banking sector to keep ongoing momentum unhurt, the IMF said in its annual assessment of the economy.

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    IMF warns Trump tariff would hurt US

    The International Monetary Fund warns that US import tariffs on steel and aluminum would likely cause economic damage to the United States and its trading partners, and urges countries to resolve trade disputes without resorting to retaliatory measures.

  • IMF visits Myanmar for annual economic checkup

    An International Monetary Fund delegation visits Myanmar this week for an annual economic checkup of a country whose treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority has put it in the international spotlight.

  • Govt backtracks on new VAT law

    The government has backtracked on its move to implement the new VAT law from the start of the new fiscal year in the face of resistance from businesses, a section of revenue officials and inadequate preparation by the National Board of Revenue (NBR).

  • PM joins G7 outreach meeting with other world leaders

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attends the Outreach Meeting of the G7 countries, representing world's seven major advanced economies.

  • Worried IMF cuts world growth forecast, warns over Brexit

    The International Monetary Fund says the global economy faces wide-ranging threats from weak growth and rising protectionism, warning of possible "severe" damage should Britain quit the European Union.

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    Bangladesh joins regional capacity development centre

    Bangladesh is going to be the part of a joint initiative to establish a regional body in South Asia to enhance skills and capacity development of public sector officials and bankers.

  • IMF downgrades global forecast

    The International Monetary Fund downgrades its forecast for global economic growth, expecting economic activity to increase 3.4% this year followed by 3.6% in 2017.

  • IMF chief Lagarde 'faces French trial'

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a €400m (£291m; $434m) payment to a businessman in 2008, local media say.

  • Is the Renminbi ready to go global?

    Pressure from the IMF suggests that, with time China will indeed move towards a more open capital market. But that creates other challenges for Asia's largest economy.