Bangladesh : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

June 8, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the performance of state-owned commercial banks (SOCBs) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s experience with SOCBs is not unique: SOCBs have been underperforming private banks and foreign-owned banks. High levels of nonperforming loans (NPLs) imply that a large amount of savings is wasted on financing loss-making activities and is unavailable for financing productive investments. High NPL levels and the need for provisions also increase the cost of credit to good borrowers, further dampening investment and growth. Bold steps are required to resolve SOCBs’ weak performance, reflecting empirical evidence and mixed results from the previous efforts.

Series:

Country Report No. 18/159

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 8, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484360347/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BGDEA2018002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

39

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