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Bangladesh to Keep Spending Loose to Beat Pandemic Fallout

A street vendor carries a Bangladeshi national flag in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

A street vendor carries a Bangladeshi national flag in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

Photographer: Ismail Ferdous/Bloomberg

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Bangladesh plans to keep its budget loose for a third straight year, as the government seeks to boost spending to spur economic activity and offset the pandemic’s fallout.