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BD eyes settlement in $ 66m cyber heist

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

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

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

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...

Islami Bank’s explanation on published reports

Some recently published newspaper reports about Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has drawn our attention. The fact and the Bank’s statements in this regard are as follows: Notice of a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bank are provided to all directors local and foreign regular and timely complying to all the country's existing laws, regulatory rules and in accordance with the Bank's articles of association. As soon as giving of the notice, documents/memos regarding the meeting are provided to the directors via intra-web and are IBBL

IBBL to continue Shariah principles

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) shall continue its Shariah principles and fundamental values. It will apply Zero Tolerance Policy regarding compliance of Islamic Shari`ah. Recruitment will be done through experienced, neutral and professional institution on the IBBLbasis of merit and qualification irrespective of caste and creed including the wards of freedom fighters. Besides, more female employees will be recruited for women empowerment. Employee salary structure will be revised with increasing in comparison with other ban...