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New instructions for existing bank credit

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Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Wednesday issued new instructions for banks to avoid the increasing trend of lending rate. “Banks can’t increase the rate of interest if the rate is fixed. In case of flexible, variable or bbfloating interest rate, banks can increase the rate once in a year,” said a BB circular issued Wednesday. For increasing the interest rate, the circular said, banks will have to issue notice to the borrowers at least three months ago. In case of term loans, banks can increase the lending rate by 0.50 percent each time. But,...

Eid notes from June 3

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Bangladesh Bank (BB) will release new currency notes for Taka 10, 20, 50 and Taka 100 in the market ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr from June 3. The new notes will be distributed from all branches of Bangladesh Bank across the country every day until June 14, said a press release here today. call moneyThe new notes distribution will remain closed in the government holidays, the release added. The notes will also be distributed from Jatrabari Branch of the National Bank, Abdul Ghoni Road Corporate Branch of the Janata Bank, Elep...

BD eyes settlement in $ 66m cyber heist

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An Ecuadorian bank and Wells Fargo have reached an out-of-court settlement over a 2015 cyber heist, providing a possible precedent for the Bangladesh central bank’s planned suit to recover $66 million still lost in one of the world’s biggest such cases. A suit by Ecuador’s Banco del Austro against Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) was quietly settled in February, less than a month before a trial date was set, and the U.S. district court in Manhattan sealed all discussions, according to court documents. No other major media has reported the settlement.

Forex reserves rise to $33.2 b by Dec-end

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Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves rose to $33.23 billion by the end of December, $630 million more than the previous month, the central bank said on Monday. The reserves were up nearly 3.4 percent from a year earlier, and are sufficient to cover about 10 months' worth of imports for the country of 160 million people. forexSteady garment exports and remittances from Bangladeshis working overseas - the key drivers of the country's more-than $250 billion economy - have helped foreign exchange reserves grow steadily in recen...

One-Stop Service to promote investment

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The cabinet today approved in principle the ‘One-stop Service Act, 2017’ to facilitate domestic and foreign investors in getting various services with regard to their business under a package programme from one centre. The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat bbwith prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports BSS. “Under the law entrepreneurs or investors having registered companies will get 16 types of services from the one-stop service centre within a stipulated timeframe f...

10 more banks sign for green transformation fund

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Bangladesh Bank (BB) has signed separate agreements with 10 more private banks to facilitate fund for a long-term financing under the "Green Transformation Fund for Export-oriented Textile and Textile Products and Leather Manufacturing Industries". Under the deals, the ten banks - Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited, Bank Asia Limited, Exim Bank bbLimited, Modhumoti Bank Limited, Mutual Trust Bank Limited, NCC Bank Limited, NRB Bank Limited, Dhaka Bank Limited, South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce Bank Limited and Trust Bank Limited - woul...