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Bangladeshi deposits in Swiss banks rise by 29pc Sujay Mahajan, Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Jun 28, 2019        Deposits by Bangladeshi nationals in Swiss banks have increased by nearly 29 per cent or Tk 12 billion in the election year 2018, revealed the annual report ‘Banks in Switzerland-2018’ released by Switzerland’s central bank Swiss National […]

Where has all the money gone from the banks? Sanaullah Sakib | Prothom Alo  Jun 11, 2019        A huge budget looms large in front of the nation, while the bank vaults appear empty. With massive expenditure in the offing, funds seem to have run dry. It is under such circumstances that finance minister AHM […]

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The Daily Star  May 17, 2019 Loan Defaulters: BB extends fresh rescheduling facility Staff Correspondent In a baffling move, the central bank yesterday extended a set of new facilities to loan defaulters to give them a fresh lifeline, stoking fears of further deterioration in the banking sector’s financial health. As per the new policy, the […]

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The financial institutions division has recommended that Janata and BASIC banks be provided with Tk 150 crore bailout funds because of severe capital shortfall faced by both the scam-hit state-owned banks. The financial institutions division made the recommendation to the finance division in the past week. Experts have said that providing bailout fund to the […]

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On 30 May 2018, BB directed all the banks to bring down their spreads to 4%, to reduce high interest on loans The spreads of 16 private and foreign commercial banks are still much higher than the rate set by the Bangladesh Bank (BB), although the overall spread  in the banking sector has come down […]

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Top bankers and experts speak at a seminar on “Centralized and Decentralized Banking: A Study of Risk-Return Pro le of Banks” held at the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) auditorium in the capital on November 25, 2018 COURTESY BIBM associate professor Mohammed Sohail Mustafa & his team presented the research paper on the topic […]

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A file photo shows the Bangladesh Bank headquarters at Motijheel in Dhaka. A leading economist and top bank executives on Saturday said that it would be difficult for banks to bring down interest rate on deposit to 6 per cent and lending rate to 9 per cent given the country’s inflation situation and banks’ non-performing […]

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A file photo shows the National Board of Revenue headquarters in Dhaka. The NBR has asked all banks not to allow double taxation avoidance benefits to any non-resident taxpayers without NBR certificate. — New Age photo National Board of Revenue has asked all banks not to allow double taxation avoidance benefits to any non-resident taxpayers […]

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In the just-concluded fiscal year, Bangladesh Bank sold $2.31 billion to keep the currency market stable. The figure is the highest in five years. On Monday, the inter-bank exchange rate of the dollar stood at Tk 83.7 after an increment of 4 percent occurred from Tk 80.59 which was the rate a year earlier. The […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets with leaders of Bankers Association of Bangladesh (BAB), Wednesday June 20, 2018 Focus Bangla The interest on three month term deposits to be fixed at 6% Owners of private commercial banks have decided to bring down the interest rate on lending to 9% and that on deposits to 6% from the […]

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The budget for the 2018-19 fiscal is presented in parliament on Thursday. Photo: PID Opposition leaders and some lawmakers from the ruling party have come down hard on Finance Minister ABA Muhith over the loan scandals and mismanagement that plagued the banking sector amid discussions on budget in parliament. Most of the lawmakers criticised the […]

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Bangladesh Bank. – New Age file photo The government is likely to set aside Tk 1500 crore in the upcoming national budget in bailout fund for scam-hit state-owned banks despite opposition from experts, think-tanks and right groups. The proposed allocation is, however, Tk 500 crore less than the bailout fund of Tk 2,000 crore allocated in the […]

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