DHAKA Bangladesh is moving to put $2 billion from its foreign reserves into a new sovereign wealth fund to finance infrastructure development, but experts fear political maneuvering may soak up public resources.
The government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has endorsed a blueprint for the South Asian nation's first sovereign wealth fund to be seeded with $2 billion, and officials hope the fund will launch as early as July. Bangladesh has more than $32 billion in foreign reserves and has been considering a sovereign fund since 2015.
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