Move towards market-based exchange rate by FY23-end: Bangladesh Bank

Monetary policy FY22-23

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The central bank today said it is taking necessary measures to gradually move towards a market-based, flexible and unified exchange rate regime by the end of the ongoing fiscal year.

The move will aim at getting rid of the volatility in the exchange rate regime owing to multiple exchange rates.

In September, the Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association (BAFEDA) and the Association of Bankers Bangladesh (ABB) in September agreed to follow multiple exchange rates amid the shortage of US dollars.

As per the decision, exporters are allowed to get Tk 102 for each US dollar. Importers buy the greenback based on the weighted average exchange rate plus Tk 1. The average rate will be decided based on the rates paid to exporters and exchange houses.

But in a desperate attempt at collecting the greenback to meet immediate requirements, a good number of banks are ignoring the directives of the two associations.

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