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Country Forecast Bangladesh Updater

  • ID: 2118682
  • September 2016
  • Region: Bangladesh
  • 16 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Awami League (AL) government will continue to dominate parliamentary proceedings until 2019, when the next general election is due. The failure of the AL and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to resolve their disagreement over the electoral process poses a small and diminishing risk to government stability.

Small, religiously motivated violent incidents will occur frequently in 2016-20, 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 their expansion in Bangladesh owing to security concerns.

Foreign policy will remain focused on ties with India and China. Relations between the AL and India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will improve, but long-standing areas of disagreement, such as disputes over water-sharing, are unlikely to be resolved in 2016-20. Ties with China will improve.

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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 2016-20: Political stability

Outlook for 2016-20: Election watch

Outlook for 2016-20: International relations

Outlook for 2016-20: Policy trends

Outlook for 2016-20: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Economic growth

Outlook for 2016-20: Inflation

Outlook for 2016-20: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2016-20: 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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