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Bangladesh Banking & Financial Services Q4 2018

Bangladesh Banking & Financial Services Q4 2018

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As well as facing one of the world's highest non-performing loan (NPL) ratios and continued need for bail-outs for state-owned banks, Bangladesh went into Q418 amid immense political uncertainty as national elections could become a flashpoint forinstability. Asset quality is deteriorating while liquidity is under pressure due to low interest rates, which have encouraged borrowingbut prompted savers to look elsewhere for higher yields. If banks start rebuilding their loan loss provisions to prevent systemic crisis,they will face a significant reduction in profitability that will be reflected in the value of banking stocks, which are the biggest singlesector on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. The sector is so fragile that any significant event, such as major political unrest or aconstitutional crisis arising from the elections, could send the banking sector into a dangerous tailspin.


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SWOT
Banking
Banking Snapshot
Forecast Scenario
Forecast Tables
Competitive Landscape
Regulatory Environment
Insurance
Insurance Snapshot
Competitive Landscape
Regulatory Environment
Asset Management
Asset Management Snapshot
Competitive Landscape
Regulatory Environment
Stock Exchanges
Stock Exchanges Snapshot
Competitive Landscape
Regulatory Environment
Macroeconomic Overview
Economic Analysis
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Household Income Forecasts
Bangladesh Demographic Outlook
Banking & Financial Services Methodology

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