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Country Forecast Bangladesh Updater

  • ID: 2118682
  • Country Profile
  • April 2017
  • Region: Bangladesh
  • 16 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Awami League (AL) government will dominate parliamentary proceedings in the first half of The Economist Intelligence Unit's forecast period. We expect that the AL will win a majority in the legislative election scheduled for 2019. The failure of the AL and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to resolve a disagreement over the electoral process poses a small but ongoing risk to political stability.

Small, religiously motivated violent incidents will occur frequently in 2017-21, and there is a strong possibility of larger armed attacks. However, the security forces will prevent any marked deterioration in law and order, and overall political stability will be maintained. More lasting effects will, therefore, be restricted to the negative impact on foreign investment as international companies limit expansion in Bangladesh owing to security concerns.

Foreign policy will focus on ties with key regional players. Political and economic ties with India will continue to deepen over the forecast period. Relations with China will also be strong, with a particular focus on economic, investment and trade ties.
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Country Forecast Bangladesh Updater

Country forecast overview: Highlights

Country forecast overview: Key indicators

Country forecast overview: Business environment rankings

Country forecast overview: Bangladesh's business environment at a glance
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
Taxes
Financing
The labour market
Infrastructure

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2017-21: Political stability

Outlook for 2017-21: Election watch

Outlook for 2017-21: International relations

Outlook for 2017-21: Policy trends

Outlook for 2017-21: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2017-21: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2017-21: Economic growth

Outlook for 2017-21: Inflation

Outlook for 2017-21: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2017-21: External sector

Data summary: Global outlook

Data summary: Gross domestic product, current market prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product, at constant prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product by sector of origin

Data summary: Growth and productivity

Data summary: Economic structure, income and market size

Data summary: Fiscal indicators

Data summary: Monetary indicators

Data summary: Employment, wages and prices

Data summary: Current account and terms of trade

Data summary: Foreign direct investment

Data summary: External debt

Data sources and definitions
Global data
Domestic data
Abbreviations
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