Dhaka, Nov. 30 -- Private-sector credit growth fell for the second consecutive month in October amid the central bank's measures to contain inflation and face foreign-currency shortage on the local money market, officials said.

It declined slightly to 13.91 per cent in the last month (October), following 13.93 per cent registered in September, when the growth showed a downward trend from the latest peak of 14.07 per cent in August last, according to Bangladesh Bank (BB) data.

As the economic activities started getting momentum following the COVID pandemic, the demand for credit of the private sector went up as reflected in the BB data.

In March this year, the private credit started rising and registered a growth of 11.29 per cent, foll...