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.

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.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

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.

March 12, 2016
March 12, 2016

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.

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

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.