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Eid remittances boost forex to hit $19.5b

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Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves rose by US $318 million in the span of a week to hit $19.53 billion on June 19, reports UNB.

Bangladeshi expatriates have sent about $1.65 billion as remittances in 1-14 days of this month, which is a huge inward flow just in two weeks.

But it is usual as expatriates sent additional remittances ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

According to the latest update of Bangladesh Bank (BB) the foreign exchange reserves was $19.21 billion on June 12. The reserves increased to $19.53 billion on June 19.

The foreign exchange flow will continue to rise in the coming weeks as the country is set to receive $1.65 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank before the end of this June.

The IMF may release $1.15 billion in the third installment of its $4.7 billion loan in the last week of June while the WB is going to provide $500 million in budget support.

This may send the reserves above $21 billion.

The latest improvement in the forex reserves situation comes a month after the central bank relinquished its control over the rate-setting mechanism and introduced a more flexible exchange rate regime.

source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/public/last-page/eid-remittances-boost-forex-to-hit-195b-1718905978

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