Bangladesh: banking on reserves

Bangladesh's finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, discusses the country's plans to finance its ambitious growth targets.
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith takes questions from <em>FinanceAsia</em>
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith takes questions from <em>FinanceAsia</em>

In a wide-ranging interview conducted on the sidelines of FinanceAsia's 4th annual Bangladesh Investment Summit, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith discusses the government's plans to increase its debt load to finance the country's ambitious growth targets. 

Bangladesh wants to be a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041. Infrastructure is being rolled out at a rapid clip and the government hopes its young population will increasingly power a growing consumer class. 

It is a country that is proud of its reputation for avoiding balance of payments crises. However, issues relating to corruption and the headlines surrounding the recent cyber...

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