monetary policy

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Bangladesh’s trade deficit projected $33b in FY22

Bangladesh’s trade deficit is projected to be $33 billion in the outgoing fiscal year as export earnings and remittances continue to fall below the overall import cost, said Bangladesh Bank in its monetary policy for the next fiscal year.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

‘Effective monetary policy requires exchange rate, interest rate flexibility’

There have to be exchange rate and interest rate flexibilities in order to make the monetary policy of the Bangladesh Bank effective, said Zahid Hussain, a noted economist. 

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

'Use monetary policy to stabilise forex market, curb inflation'

The central bank of Bangladesh will have to use the monetary policy to stabilise the foreign exchange market to pave the way for curbing inflation through demand management, said Ahsan H Mansur, executive director of the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh.

January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019

BB unveils a cautiously optimistic monetary policy

The central bank yesterday unveiled a cautiously optimistic monetary policy for the second half of the fiscal year, keeping room to provide adequate supply of quality credit to support the growth and inflation targets.

January 29, 2018
January 29, 2018

Monetary policy to tighten money lending

Bangladesh Bank announces its new monetary policy for January-June with a target to tighten money supply and curb excessive lending.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Does Bangladesh deserve a higher sovereign rating?

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15, global sovereign rating agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch assigned Bangladesh a 'stable' sovereign credit outlook.

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

Three's a crowd: What can China do?

If monetary policy autonomy is a priority, capital account liberalisation should come after a country’s transition to a flexible exchange rate – not before it.

August 5, 2015
August 5, 2015

Is this monetary policy growth supportive?

Bangladesh Bank recently announced its monetary policy for the fiscal year 2016. As always, the announcement has sparked a number of criticisms.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

Monetary policy rates remain unchanged

Bangladesh Bank announces its monetary policy for the first half of the current fiscal year, keeping policy rates unchanged.

July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015

Expectations from new monetary policy

The monetary policy for the fiscal year 2016 is coming soon. Its arrival in the wake of the recently announced budget will build the bridge between the Ministry of Finance and Bangladesh Bank, heralding coordination between fiscal and monetary policies.