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Bangladesh: COVID-19 and the Coming Microinsurance Revolution

COVID-19 has brought to the forefront the potential for microinsurance in the Bangladesh market, where over 30 percent live below the national poverty line and insurance penetration is extremely low.

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Bangladesh: Govt Cash Gift for Corona-Affected Family Disbursed Through Rupali Bank SureCash

The government is providing direct cash assistance to 5 million Corona-affected families.

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Bangladesh: Expatriates Opt for bKash to Send Remittance Safely Amid COVID-19 Crisis

In this worldwide 'lockdown' situation enforced for preventing COVID-19, expatriate Bangladeshis are relying on online-to-wallet money transfer service to send remittance to their loved ones back home.

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Unbanked Firms Stand to Miss Out

Often bypassed by banks, the informal sector is unlikely to get much benefit from the government's Tk 727.50 billion stimulus package, fear economists.

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50 Nations Promised Cash to Fight COVID-19

50 nations promised cash to fight Covid-19, but few, like India and Bangladesh, are doing it right. India’s trinity of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, and mobile communications — or JAM — can work wonders if it is used extensively to reform citizen–state engagement.

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Coronavirus Could Wipe Out $3 Billion From Bangladesh Economy

According to the Asian Development Bank, the financial fallout from the ongoing coronavirus epidemic could potentially shrink Bangladesh's gross domestic product by as much as 1.1 percent or $3.02 billion.