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Indicators Latest Previous Remarks
DSE General Index  4614.98  4606.76  0.18%
Forex reserve (in billion$)   20.05  20.03  
Call money rate  5.0%-8.25%  5.0%-8.25%  
DIBOR    7.2404%   7.3789%  
Kerb market US$ rate  79.30-79.80  79.50-79.60  
Inter-bank US$-BDT rate  77.67  77.67  
BC-selling US$-BDT rate  78.0904  78.0853  
TT-clean US$-BDT rate  77.0904  77.0853  

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bangladesh-wednesdays-morning-business-round-up Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Bangladesh Business News (BBN) prepares the morning business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals in Bangladesh. ConocoPhillips to continue exploration in other blocks: The refusal of ConocoPhillips to sign production-sharing contract (PSC) for shallow water block SS-07 in the Bay of Bengal will not affect the US-based company's exploration activities in other blocks, a company insider said. "The decision on...



governor-says-bb-takes-initiatives-to-promote-sme-lending-The Bangladesh Bank (BB), the country’s central bank, has have taken a number of initiatives to promote small and medium enterprises (SME) lending, says BB Governor Atiur Rahman  In our country, 90% private sector enterprises are SMEs. 70 to 80% of the...
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bangladesh-allows-foreigners-to-invest-in-bgtbs-using-nita Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - The Bangladesh government has relaxed regulations, allowing foreigners...


bangladeshs-apparel-exporters-to-get-more-cash-incentive Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The government has set to provide more cash incentive to the ready-made...

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bb-revives-committee-to-deal-with-bank-ceos-irregularities- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The central bank of Bangladesh on Sunday revived its four-member standing committee to deal with alleged irregularities of chief executive officers (CEOs) of all commercial banks, officials said The committee, headed by Nazneen Sultana, deputy governor of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) will submit its recommendations to the governor for action against any top executives of the banks after hearing the allegations. The other members of the body are BB executive...
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bangladeshs-stocks-close-lower Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks returned to the red on Wednesday with lower turnover as the investor booked marginal profit. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) ended at 4,590.14 points, shedding 16.60 points or 0.36 percent. The DS30, comprising blue chips lost 10.55 points or 0.55 percent to close at 1,692.75 points. The DSE Index (DSES) went down by 3.54 points or 0.34 percent to close at 1,032.92 points. Turnover value on the DSE...
bangladesh-bank-buys-15m-more-from-bank Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - The central bank purchased $15 million more from a state-owned commercial bank on Tuesday to keep the inter-bank foreign exchange market stable, officials said. "We've bought the US currency from the bank directly at market rate to protect the interest of exporters and migrant workers by keeping the exchange rate of the local currency against the greenback stable," a senior official of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) told BBN in Dhaka. According to...
bangladeshs-stocks-open-positive- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend in early hours of trading on Wednesday. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by 29.55 points or 0.64 per cent to stand at 4,636.31 points within first 30 minutes of trade when the report was filled at 11am. The turnover stands at BDT 909.50 million on DSE when the report was filed at 11am. Of the issues traded till then, 97 advanced, 67 declined and 28 remained...
bangladesh-bank-injects-bdt-925bn-in-market- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Tuesday injected BDT 9.25 billion through special REPO auction and assured liquidity support to the banks.   One bid of 1-day tenor amounting to BDT 910 million was received as special REPO and bid of 1-day tenor amounting to BDT 500 million was accepted.   Moreover, four PD (primary dealer) and non-PD banks of 1-day tenor amounting total of BDT 8.7488 billion were provided as Liquidity Support...
bangladesh-bank-withdraws-bdt-117bn-from-market- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Tuesday withdrawn BDT 1.17 billion through issuing its 30-day bills.   Only one bid amounting to BDT 1.17 billion was offered and the bid was accepted. The rate of weighted average yield of the accepted bid was 6.80 percent.   BBN/SSR/AD-16Apr14-10:47 am (BST)
bangladesh-govt-borrows-bdt-450bn-re-issuing-bonds- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh government on Tuesday borrowed BDT 4.50 billion through re-issuing treasury bonds.   Auction (re-issue) 10-Year Bangladesh Government Treasury Bond (BGTB) was held on Tuesday. Of which 51 bids amounting total of BDT 7.2597 billion were offered against pre-targeted amount of BDT 4.50 billion. Of those, 34 bids amounting total of BDT 4.50 billion were accepted.   The cut-off price of the accepted bid was BDT 99.9785 (Per 100.00 BDT),...
ipl-starts-on-wednesday New Delhi, India (BBN) - The seventh season of Indian Premier League IPL-7) starts in the UAE on Wednesday. Eight participating teams: Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Kings Eleven Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be in action over the fortnight in the tournament. In all, 20 matches will be played during April 16-30 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Defending champions Mumbai Indians...
bangladeshs-stocks-close-higher- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh stocks returned to the green on Tuesday with improving turnover as the investors took position on large cap stocks.   DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) crossed 4,600 points mark once again after four sessions and ended at 4,606.75 points, gaining 33.18 points or 0.72 per cent from previous session.   Turnover value on the DSE improved to BDT 5.47 billion, registering 144 per cent increase over the previous...
dse-introduces-new-trading-settlement-system-from-april-16- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The country’s prime bourse –Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) is going to introduce T+2 (Trading day plus 2) trading settlement system from Wednesday, replacing the existing T+3 trading cycle. The new settlement cycle will allow maturity of shares in two trading sessions instead of current three trading sessions, meaning investors would be able to sell shares after two trading sessions of purchase instead of present three days. After the introduction...
asian-air-pollution-linked-to-freak-n-american-weather New Delhi, India (BBN)-A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean. Researchers further speculate that this could be driving freak winter weather in North America, reports CNN. "The Pacific storm track is a major driving force over global weather patterns," says the study's lead author Yuan Wang, a post-doctorate fellow at the NASA US Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "The modulated storm track can be linked to...

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Exchange Rate

April 16, 2014

Currency Selling Buying
USD 79.50  78.00 
GBP 130.05 126.05
EUR 108.25  104.25 
JPY 0.7745 0.7491
S-Riyal 21.00 20.00
S-Dollar 63.50 61.50
M-Ringit 24.50 23.00
K-Dinnar 255.00 245.00


Prayer Timings

  Begining Jamaat
Fajr 4:35 5:10
Zohr 12:45 1:15
Asr 4:45 5:00
Maghrib 6:28 6:28
Esha 7:45 8:15