Bangladesh Bank (BB) will announce the monetary policy for the new fiscal year (2022-23) on June 30.
Central bank’s governor Fazle Kabir will announce the monetary policy through a press conference on the day, reports UNB.
In the last two years, the monetary policy was announced virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Usually, the BB formulates and publishes monetary policy for controlling inflation and achieving the desired GDP growth.
Monetary policy is very important in the financial management of the country. Through this, a plan is presented to increase or decrease the internal debt, money supply, internal resources, and foreign resources.
The BB has been facing several challenges this year to prepare a monetary policy as the time is very challenging for price hikes of energy and essential commodities as well, said a senior official who works at the monetary policy department of BB.
Chief Economist of BB Md. Habibur Rahman said that the government has set interest rates on bank loans and the exchange rate of dollars.
“There is nothing new in this year's monetary policy, but controlling the inflation rate will be given priority,” he said.
Experts said the government borrowing from banks and other domestic sources to make up the budget deficit will create pressure on bank deposits and the monetary policy should include measures to increase investment and employment.