International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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.

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

World Bank to provide Sri Lanka $600 million aid

The World Bank has agreed to provide Sri Lanka with $600 million in financial assistance to help meet payment requirements for essential imports, the Sri Lankan president's media division said in a statement on Tuesday.

June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019

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.

October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018

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.

September 9, 2018
September 9, 2018

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.

June 10, 2018
June 10, 2018

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.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

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.

March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018

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.

November 6, 2017
November 6, 2017

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.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

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).

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

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.