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Foreign currency reserves cross $45.0 billion

| Updated: June 29, 2021 11:04:23

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The foreign currency reserves of Bangladesh have crossed the $45.0 billion mark with inward remittances continuing to boost despite the coronavirus crisis.

The total figure of reserves at Bangladesh Bank was at an all-time high of $45.59 billion on Thursday, a nearly 30 per cent rise from the amount a year ago, reports bdnews24.com.

With the money, it will be possible to pay import costs for 11 months.

The reserves topped the $44 billion milestone on Feb 24.

In the 11 months of the outgoing fiscal year, the money sent by Bangladeshi workers abroad rose year-on-year by around 39.5 per cent to $22.84 billion.

Exports increased in this period by 13.64 per cent to $35.18 billion, which also helped boost the reserves.

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