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DSE General Index  5334.04  5237.72  1.84% 
Forex reserve (in billion$)   22.15  22.02  
Call money rate  7.5%-9.5%  7.0%-9.5%  
DIBOR   8.5516       8.7551  
Kerb market US$ rate  78.60-78.90  79.00-79.30  
Inter-bank US$-BDT rate  77.40  77.40  
BC-selling US$-BDT rate  77.8469  77.8498  
TT-clean US$-BDT rate  76.8469  76.8498  

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bangladesh-a-denim-expo-ends-another-to-be-held-in-nov Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- A two-day denim exposition, organised by the, concluded in Dhaka on October 16 with high hopes to attract global buyers as Bangladesh has a capacity to provide quality items with a lower cost. Twenty four companies from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, China and Brazil took part in the exhibition to showcase their denim pants, fabrics and latest accessories.Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran inaugurated the expo at at...


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bb-asks-nbl-board-to-comply-with-inspection-reports-properly- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - The central bank of Bangladesh has asked the board of directors of National...


ilo-seeks-vat-waiver-for-rmg-factory-inspection-fund- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has urged the government to waive...

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net-investment-in-savings-instruments-rise-by-225-in-q1 Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The net investment in the national savings certificates (NSCs) and bonds increased by 225.20 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2014-15 as clients continued to invest heavily in the government approved securities due to low bank deposit rates and sluggish business climate. The net investment in the savings instruments increased to BDT 68.21 billion in the July-September period of the FY 15 from BDT 20.97 billion in the same period a financial...
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first-transplant-of-dead-heart- Sydney, Australia (BBN)-Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who are confirmed as brain dead but with a heart still beating, reports BBC.A team at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney revived and then transplanted hearts that had stopped beating for up to 20 minutes.The first patient who received a heart said she felt a decade younger and was now a "different person".Hearts are the only organ that...
iran-hangs-woman-despite-campaign Tehran, Iran (BBN)-Iran has executed a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, her mother says.Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison despite an international campaign urging a reprieve, reports BBC.Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's ministry of intelligence.Human rights group Amnesty International said she was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation.A campaign calling for a halt to the...
many-exposed-to-mali-ebola-girl  Mali (BBN)-The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl.The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease, reports BBC.More than 40 people known to have come into contact with her have been quarantined.The girl was being treated in the western town of Kayes, after arriving at a hospital on Wednesday.The child had travelled more than...
russia-keen-to-import-garment-from-bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Russia is keen to import Readymade Garment (RMG) from Bangladesh, Ambassador of Russian Federation to Bangladesh Alexander A Nikolaev said on Friday."The apparel sector has developed in Bangladesh with enormous potentials and there is ample scope to export garments to Russia from here", said Russian envoy.The Russian ambassador was speaking while visiting RMM Knit Clothing and Sweater Factory at Aliganj in Narayanganj this morning.The European Union (EU) member countries...
mjl-bd-dominates-weeks-top-turnover-chart Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- MJL Bangladesh Limited dominated the week’s top turnover chart last week on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) that ended on Thursday. A total of 9.94 million share worth BDT 1.47 billion changing hands last week. Daily average turnover for the company was BDT 294.68 million. The week’s closing price of MJL BD share was BDT 152.4, registering an increase of 2.28 per cent over the previous week. A market lot is 100 shares. Of the total shares – 58.36 percent held...
microsoft-profits-fall-on-nokia-dealNew York (BBN)-Microsoft has reported a fall in profits as a result of costs related to job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year.The software giant made $4.5bn (£2.8bn) in the three months to September, 13% lower than the same time last year, reports BBC."Integrations and restructuring expenses" cost $1.1bn, Microsoft said.But the new Nokia business also boosted revenues. They climbed 25% to $23.2bn, beating expectations and sending shares higher in after-hours...
ny-doctor-tests-positive-for-ebolaNew York (BBN)-A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease.Dr Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients while working for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), came down with a fever on Thursday, days after his return, reports BBC quoting officials.He is the first Ebola case diagnosed in New York, and the fourth in the US.More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola - mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - since March.Dr...
eu-leaders-agree-co2-emissions-cut  London (BBN)-EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.The binding decision came after heated discussions at a summit in Brussels, as some members had argued that their varied interests should be protected.Correspondents say it could make the EU a leader again in climate policy.The bloc also agreed to boost the use of renewable energy to 27 percent in the total energy mix and increase energy efficiency to at least 27...
asian-shares-higher-on-us-company-earningsJapan (BBN)-Asian shares were up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after some strong company results boosted investor sentiment.The S&P 500 ended the day 1.2% higher at 1,951, after positive results from big firms including Caterpillar and 3M, reports BBC.Japan's Nikkei index rose 1.2% after the auto giant Toyota said it would post record profits for the nine months to September.Shares of the carmaker rose more than 2% on the news.Elsewhere in Asia, the...
cse-to-arrange-itf-in-divisional-hqs-of-bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) is planning to arrange the Internet Trade Fair (ITF) in the country’s six divisional headquarters aiming to popularise its internet trading platform along with creating awareness among investors.  "We’ll arrange the ITF in the country's divisional head quarters," Mohammed Mohiuddin, a CSE director and chairman of Island Securities, said at the closing ceremony of the CSE's ITF in the capital Dhaka on Thursday.Around 10 per cent of a...

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Exchange Rate

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Currency Selling Buying
USD 79.50  78.00 
GBP 125.40 121.40
EUR 98.60 94.60
JPY 0.7280 0.7041
S-Riyal 21.00 20.00
S-Dollar 63.50 61.50
M-Ringit 24.50 23.00
K-Dinnar 255.00 245.00
INR 1.28 1.18

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