The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely
affected the economies of the countries across the world.
The economy of Bangladesh came to a standstill due to the lockdowns
which have created an unprecedented economic crisis.
A survey conducted by BRAC The pandemic has diminished the financial performance, i.e.,operating income, profitability, and cash flows of many
listed non-financial and financial companies. Due to the
closure of stock market for more than 2 months, there
was huge pressure in the market to sell stocks in relation
to buy stocks in the beginning of June 2020 which
resulted in lower stock price. Fortunately, the stock
market has started performing better. In response to
COVID-19, Bangladesh government has taken several
fiscal, monetary, and other policy measures. Throughout
the report, we will examine the impact of COVID-19 on
financial and non-financial sectors. In addition, we will
see how the pandemic has affected the stock market in
Bangladesh. Moreover, we will analyze how the current
situation affects the corporate financial performance and
corporate valuation. Finally, we will enumerate some
major policy measures taken by the government in
response to the pandemic and its effects on the economy.
Keywords : COVID-19; Bangladesh Economy; Corporate Financial Performance; Corporate Valuation; Government Policy.