The country’s foreign currency reserves have reached a new record of 34.23 billion US dollars amid the coronavirus crisis.
Earlier, on September 5, 2016, the highest reserves of 33.6 billion dollars were recorded.
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The official said remittances are the key driver in raising the reserves to the highest point.
In the first 11 months of the current financial year, the government’s internal remittances grew by 7.62 per cent to ৬ 16.38 billion, which is a result of the government’s two per cent incentive scheme.