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IMF lowers Bangladesh's economic growth projection further at 5.7%

Published : Tuesday, 16 April, 2024 at 11:16 PM  Count : 538

IMF lowers Bangladesh's economic growth projection further at 5.7%

IMF lowers Bangladesh's economic growth projection further at 5.7%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) again has revised downward the growth forecast of Bangladesh's economy to 5.7 percent for the current fiscal year of 2023-24.

The IMF made the revised projection in its World Economic Outlook released on Tuesday (April 16), reports UNB.

The IMF growth forecast highlighted different global and local challenges, including persistently high inflation, unemployment, lower remittance flow, and a fell industrial investment target.

The global lender for the second time cut economic growth forecast for Bangladesh. In October last year, it projected 6 percent growth, cutting down its previous prediction from 6.5 percent for the FY2023-24.

The IMF growth forecast comes a week after the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Bangladesh's GDP will expand 6.1 percent in FY 2023-24, riding on exports.
Early this month, the World Bank said Bangladesh will register subdued growth for reduced private consumption affected by high inflation.

It said the GDP will expand 5.6 percent in FY 2023-24, which is below the average annual growth rate of 6.6 percent over the decade before the Covid-19 pandemic.

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