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People wait in long queues to purchase tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station as Eid nears

Motorcycles not allowed on the Padma Bridge before Eid

I want to implement election promises: PM Hasina

Rajab Ali sentenced to death for 9 months of genocide

Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports two deaths, 1,902 fresh cases within 24 hours

Bangladesh Bank gets new Governor

Dhaka, June 12, 2022: Abdur Rauf Talukder has been appointed as the Governor of Bangladesh Bank for four years.

Expatriate remittances declined in May

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 2: The remittance inflow has suddenly declined. Expatriates sent USD 188 crore 54 lakh in remittances in May. This figure is USD 12.55 crore less than the previous month and USD 28.57 crore less than the same period last year.

FBCCI wants special loan repayment facility till end of 2022

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 1: The FBCCI, the apex body of traders, has sought special loan repayment facility till December this year (2022).

Dollar crisis and inflation are big challenges: BB Governor

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 28: Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir said, "The dollar crisis and inflation have become a major challenge. Due to this there has been a huge trade deficit. In order to meet this challenge, not only the central bank, but all public and private commercial banks have to work collectively."

Bangladesh Bank to set uniform Taka-dollar exchange rate

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 27: The Bangladesh Bank has fixed the Taka-US Dollar exchange rate at Tk 87.90 per dollar in the interbank currency market. But the commercial banks are not abiding by this rate. Banks are charging as much as they want in exchange of dollars. This has created instability in the market. In such a situation, the dollar will be sold at an uniform rate in all the exchange houses of the country to cut the instability of the dollar market, which will be fixed by the ABB and BAFEDA, and the matter will be reviewed by the central bank.

Bangladesh gives Sri Lanka another year time to repay loan

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 9: The USD 200 million loan given to Sri Lanka, which has been hit by a severe economic crisis, is unlikely to be repaid on time. In this situation, Bangladesh Bank has extended the loan repayment period by one more year.

USD 2 billion remittance received in April

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 6: Expatriate Bangladeshis have sent remittances of more than USD 2 billion, or 200 crore 95 lakh dollars in April, which is Tk 17,362 crore in Bangladeshi currency (calculating 1 USD= Tk 86.40). As a single month, this is the highest remittance inflow recorded in the last 11 months. This information has been revealed in the latest report of Bangladesh Bank.

Tk 12,000 cr remittance received in 21 days before Eid

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, April 25: Expatriate Bangladeshis have sent record remittances centering on the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr. In the last 21 days, Bangladeshis living in different parts of the world have sent more than Tk 12,000 crore to meet the additional expenses of their families on Eid.

Bangladesh sees growth in remittance inflow in January

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, February 2: In January, the first month of the new year, expatriate Bangladeshis sent $170 crore or $1.70 billion in foreign exchange or remittances to the country. In Bangladeshi currency, the amount is Rs 14,620 crore (calculating 1 USD= Rs 86), which is more than Rs 600 crore compared to the previous month, December.

Shakib's dream to emerge as bank owner doesn't come true

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 21:�US expatriate Abul Kashem's People's Bank did not get approval even after a long wait.

Bangladesh Bank warns against defacing currency notes

Dhaka, September 29: Bangladesh Bank has instructed to avoid writing, sealing or stapling on new and old currency notes. The central bank's Department of Currency Management has issued a circular in this regard on Tuesday (September 28).

Central bank rejects request to reduce interest rate on deposits

Dhaka, August 12: The central bank has rejected a request by the managing directors (MDs) of scheduled banks to reduce the minimum interest rates on deposits. Bangladesh Bank announced the decision at a bankers 'meeting with the banks' MDs on Wednesday (August 11). The meeting was held six and a half months later due to the Corona pandemic.

IT glitch in Bangladesh Bank stalls EFT services

Dhaka, April 15: Due to the IT disaster in Bangladesh Bank, money transaction through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) has been stopped. At the same time, interbank check transactions in the financial sector of the banking sector are also closed. Ordinary people and traders have suffered due to this.

Small entrepreneurs will get a loan of Tk 10,000 crore at low interest

Dhaka, january 15: Incentive package of Tk 10,000 crore for small entrepreneurs will be financed by Bangladesh Bank. Under this incentive package, loan assistance will be given at 4 percent interest, Md Asadul Islam, senior secretary of the Financial Institutions Department, made the remarks while addressing a special guest on a webinar titled 'Role of the Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) during coronavirus pandemic' on Thursday (January 14).

Farmer replay Tk 6277 crore loan during Covid-19 pandemic

Dhaka, October 24: Farmers have returned Tk 6,277.63 crore in the first three months of the current fiscal year (July-September), despite the market remaining bearish due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a report by Bangladesh Bank said.