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DSE General Index  4899.61  4926.24  0.54%
Forex reserve (in billion$)   21.63  21.53  
Call money rate  6.5%-8.5%  6.5%-8.5%  
DIBOR   7.3787       7.3495  
Kerb market US$ rate  78.00-78.30  78.00-78.30  
Inter-bank US$-BDT rate  77.57-77.60  77.57  
BC-selling US$-BDT rate  78.1402  77.0294  
TT-clean US$-BDT rate  77.1402  77.0294  

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thursdays-morning-business-round-up-of-bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The BBN has prepared the morning business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals in Bangladesh. Road, rail, waterways to link entire South Asia To boost economic activities in the region, the Saarc nations are likely to sign six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on rail, road, water and air connectivity among the member states. The MoUs are expected to be signed during the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional...


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loan-rules-relaxed-to-facilitate-agro-microcredit-disbursement-in-bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The central bank of Bangladesh has relaxed its loan provisioning policies to...


australian-buyers-urged-to-visit-bangladeshs-rmg-factories Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - Commerce Minister of Bangladesh Tofail Ahmed has urged the Australian buyers...

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bangladesh-makes-farms-on-water-to-cope-with-changing-climatePabna, Bangladesh (BBN)-Each year the brown waters of the Gumani river swell during the summer monsoon, creeping over the surrounding fields to flood Charbhangura, a village of 2,500 people in the Pabna district of northwest Bangladesh.From July to October the waters can rise at least 10 feet, reports The New York Times. The trunks of trees more than 30 feet away from the dry season riverbed show watermarks waist high. When the fields flood, the village’s farmers have no work.“There is water all...
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un-chief-says-ebola-outbreak-can-be-ended-in-2015 New York, NY (BBN)- The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by the middle of next year" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.But he warned that although the rate of new cases was slowing in parts of West Africa, Mali - where six people have died - was now of deep concern, the BBC reported.And the head of the UN Ebola mission, Anthony Banbury, said the world was "far away" from beating the virus.Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been worst hit by the...
biswal-visits-to-india-nepal-bangladesh-uzbekistan-and-switzerland-nov-23-dec5 Washington DC (BBN) - US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to New Delhi, India for internal consultations and bilateral meetings.She will then travel to Kathmandu, Nepal where she will represent the United States as an observer state at the 18th Annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, an official announcement said on Friday.The summit will focus on deepening regional economic connectivity and expanding South...
women-bosses-more-depressed-than-male-counterparts London, UK (BBN) - Women are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression when in a position of authority at work, according to US scientists. In men, authority, such as the ability to hire and fire people, decreases depressive symptoms, the study said, according to the BBC report. The study, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, looked at 2,800 middle-aged men and women. One expert said the study showed the need for more women in authority and more varied female role...
bangladesh-thrashes-zimbabwe-by-87-runs-with-shakibs-ton- Chittagong, Bangladesh (BBN) - Ace all rounder Shakib Al Hasan hit a brilliant century and took four wickets as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs in the first of the five-match Bashundhara Cement ODI series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the country’s port city, Chittagong on Friday. After whitewashing Zimbabwe in three-match test series last week, the Bengal Tigers also made a flying start to take a 1-0 lead in the ODI series, despite losing three quick wickets -- Tamim Iqbal (5), Anamul...
du-students-to-get-loan-with-website-graphic-design-training Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The government will provide basic training on website development and graphics design to first year students of Dhaka University (DU), who will be given loan at low interest rate to purchase laptop. The decision was taken at a meeting between Education Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan, Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Dr A A M S Arefin Siddique and Trust Bank Managing Director Ishtiaque Ahmed Chowdhury on November 17 at the VC's office. They also decided to hold...
bangladesh-post-2817-against-zimbabwe-as-shakib-hit-ton- Chittagong, Bangladesh (BBN)- All rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored brilliant ton in his comeback match after disciplinary ban, lifting Bangladesh to a 281 for 7 from allotted 50 overs against visiting Zimbabwe in  the first ODI of the Bashundhara Cement five-match ODI series now being held  at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city on Friday. Put to bat first, Bangladesh faced early batting jolt losing their four top orders in the 70 runs of the scorecard. Then ace all rounder...
ifc-to-invest-67m-in-bank-alfalah- Karachi, Bangladesh (BBN)- International Finance Corporation (IFC) has completed financial due diligence of Bank Alfalah Limited to acquire its share worth of $67.1 million. It has signed an agreement with Alfalah Limited to acquire 20 per cent strategic in the Bank to increase access to finance in Pakistan. The IFC will initially subscribe to 15 per cent of the Bank’s overall stakes against the share price value of Rs 28, according to a statement.In September 2014 State Bank of Pakistan allowed...
ipo-subscription-of-ifad-autos-begins-sunday Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The initial public offering (IPO) subscription of IFAD Autos Limited (IAL) will begin Sunday (November 23) while public subscription of Shasha Denims Limited (SDL) and Zaheen Spinning Ltd (ZSL) will take place next month.IFAD Autos: The public subscription of IFAD Autos Ltd will begin from Sunday (November 23) and remain open till November 27 for resident Bangladeshi and it will continue till December 6 for non-resident Bangladeshi (NRBs).The securities regulator –...
bangladeshs-stocks-end-lower-amid-weak-market-sentiment Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - Bangladesh’s stocks extended their losing streak for the third week straight with key index of the major bourse dipping below 4,900-mark as investors went for selling frenzy amid weak market sentiment.The week featured all five trading sessions. Of them, four sessions saw negative trend while one session managed to close positive.Week-on-week, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) came down below the 4,900-mark and closed the week at 4,899.61 points,...
sbp-says-banking-sector-performance-remains-impressive Karachi, Pakistan (BBN)- Substantial improvement has been observed in banking sector during July-September quarter of 2014 as the operational profit reached historically high level of Rs 176 billion as of end September 2014 showing 44 per cent increase over the end September 2013. Similarly, the return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) inched up to 1.4 per cent and 15.9 per cent respectively up from 1.1 per cent and 12.3 per cent a year ago, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said. The...

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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
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S-Dollar 63.50 61.50
M-Ringit 24.50 23.00
K-Dinnar 255.00 245.00
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