|Economy||Measure Code||Measure||Currency Code||Amount (Local)||Amount (USD)||Source||Post Date||Details|
|Bangladesh||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||BDT||Bangladesh Bank. https://www.bb.org.bd/mediaroom/circulars/brpd/jun102020brpd12.pdf (accessed 29 June 2020).||
BB instructed banks to waive customers interest for the period from 1 April to 31 May based unclassified loan outstanding balance as at 30 March 2020. According to the instruction, loan balance upto BDT 0.1m, waiver the whole amount of interest; loan balance more than BDT 0.1m to BDT 1m interest, interest waiver @2% annually; loan balance more than BDT 1m; interest waiver @1%. Customer wise maximum amount of waiver is BDT 1.2m.
|Bhutan||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||BTN/INR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020); Royal Monetary Authority. https://www.rma.org.bt/rgobbond.jsp (accessed 01 October 2020).||
(i) Office of Consumer Protection has published market price information of essential commodities as of 11 March 2020, to monitor and keep track of price movement in the market and provide information to consumers for informed purchase decision; (ii) 24 March 2020, A ban on select food product (e.g., betel leaf, betel nut) import from India has been imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19; (iii) 29 June 2020, Import of luxury motor vehicles and bikes have been suspended; (iv) 4 September 2020, The Royal Monetary Authority announced the issuance of a 3-year government bond of BTN3,000 million with an annual coupon rate of 6.5% to promote capital market development amid the pandemic.
|India||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||INR||382,500,000,000||5,146,926,607||RBI. https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=50324 (accessed 17 September 2020). Securities and Exchange Board of India. https://www.sebi.gov.in/legal/circulars/jul-2020/relaxation-from-compliance-with-provisions-of-the-sebi-issue-and-listing-of-debt-securities-regulations-2008-ilds-regulation-sebi-non-convertible-redeemable-preference-shares-regulations-20-_47071.html (accessed 17 July 2020), https://www.sebi.gov.in/legal/circulars/jul-2020/relaxation-from-compliance-with-certain-provisions-of-the-sebi-issue-and-listing-of-municipal-debt-securities-regulations-2015-ildm-regulations-and-certain-sebi-circulars-due-to-the-covid-19-vir-_47015.html (accessed 8 July 2020); Ministry of Finance. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1625319 (accessed 21 May 2020); WTO. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/covid19_e/covid19_e.htm#faq (accessed 5 May 2020). IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 21 January 2020).||
No amount/estimate: (i) Amendments introduced to the export policy of several products; (ii) 17 May 2020, Enhancements to the Ease of Doing Business Act and decriminalisation of Companies Act violations; (iii) 7 July 2020, Decided to partially modify circular No. SEBI/HO/DDHS/CIR/P/2020/41 (dealing with investor grievance report, financial results and accounts maintained by issuers under ILDM Regulations) and extended the timelines for submission to 31 July 2020; (iv) 15 July 2020, Decided to permit Listers who listed or intend/propose to list NCDs/NCRPS/CPs to use available financials as of December 31,2019, pre-coronavirus; (v) 31 August 2020, Announced that various State Governments have offered to sell securities by way of an auction, for an aggregate face value of INR82.5 billion; (vi) 7 August 2020, The Reserve Bank announced the constitution of an Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Shri K.V. Kamath to make recommendations on the required financial parameters to be factored in the resolution plans under the ˜Resolution Framework for Covid19-related Stress; (vii) 31 August 2020, Announced the re-issue of various fixed-rate government equities (stocks) at different years and percentages, for a total of INR300 billion through price-based action; (viii) 22 September 2020, the Parliament adopted the amendment to the Indian Bankruptcy Code, with no insolvency cases until 25 December 2020. As of January 2021, his was extended until end-March 2021.
|Maldives||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||MVR||Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/media/news/mvr-25-million-economic-recovery-plan (accessed 13 April 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 13 April 2020); Ministry of Finance. https://www.finance.gov.mv/covid-19 (accessed 26 May 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/19115 (accessed 16 September 2020); Maldives Immigration. https://immigration.gov.mv/the-minister-of-tourism-inaugurates-maldives-border-miles/ (accessed 22 October 2020).||
(i) April, Reduce recurrent expenditure by MVR1 billion; (ii) September 13, The Ministry of Finance decided to reassess and amend the state budget declared for the year 2020 due to the significant reduction in revenue generated by the state in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; (iii) September 27, The Minister of Tourism inaugurated the “Maldives Border Miles” program, aimed to boost tourism in Maldives. This is the first of its kind loyalty program developed in the entire world, and this program will be officially implemented on 1 December 2020.
|Nepal||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||NPR||NRB. https://www.nrb.org.np/contents/uploads/2020/04/Circular10-2076-77_20200401_0001.pdf (accessed 6 July 2020).||
1 April 2020: (i) The security requirement of 10% of L/C value (Document value) for the import of COVID-related medical supplies and equipment has been waived; (ii) Parents/guardians can send USD500 per student to meet their living expenses abroad even without a NO OBJECTION LETTER.
|Sri Lanka||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||LKR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020). News 1st. https://www.newsfirst.lk/2020/05/22/sri-lanka-lifts-import-bans-except-for-vehicles-in-covid-19-economic-recovery-plan/ (accessed 23 May 2020). CBSL. https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/sites/default/files/cbslweb_documents/press/pr/press_20200513_central_bank_of_sri_lanka_implements_extraordinary_regulatory_measures_to_provide_liquidity_to_banks_amidst_covid_19_outbreak_e.pdf (accessed 26 June 2020). Ministry of Mass Media. https://www.media.gov.lk/media-gallery/latest-news/2590-tax-on-essential-goods-removed (accessed 16 October 2020). Government of Sri Lanka. http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2020/9/2193-09_E.pdf (accessed 6 November 2020); http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2020/12/2206-05_E.pdf http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2020/12/2207-15_E.pdf; http://documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2021/1/2209-18_E.pdf (all accessed 5 February 2021).||
(i) 17 March 2020, Tax exemptions on the importation and supply of masks, disinfectant, machinery and equipment including medical, surgical, and dental instruments, and price ceilings on essential food item such as lentils, eggs and canned fish; (ii) 3 April 2020, Imports of non-essential goods including vehicles and plastic goods were suspended; (iii) 23 April 2020, Import duties on petrol and diesel were increased to mitigate weak revenue collections, but this was reversed in late June 2020; (iv) 21 May 2020: Sri Lanka, lifted its import restrictions on several products despite retaining the ban on vehicle imports, as part of its COVID-19 economic revival plan; (v) 22 May 2020, Sri Lanka lifted import bans except for vehicles in COVID-19 economic recovery plan; (vi) 18 June 2020, Suspension of the tea promotion levy of SLR3.50/kg for 6 months; (vii) 15 September 2020, The government removed a number of items from its import restrictions including articles of clothing and certain types of special purpose motor vehicles; (viii) 13 October 2020, With due consideration to the current cost of living and difficulties associated with COVID-19 the government has removed import duties on essential commodities such as dhal, canned fish, B onions, and sugar; (ix) 14 December 2020, Certain items such as insecticides and batik clothing can now be imported after obtaining import licenses [update]; (x) 24 December 2020, The government eased import restrictions on certain items including different types of tyres, leathers, household articles, and men's clothing by moving them from temporary suspension to supplier credit [update]; (xi) 5 January 2021, Certain types of new pneumatic tyres, of rubber, used for motorcycles, for bicycles were moved into temporary import suspension [update].