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DSE General Index  4767.93  4742.22  
Forex reserve (in billion$)   22.90  22.86  
Call money rate  7.0%-8.75%  7.0%-9.0%  
DIBOR   7.6792     7.6383  
Kerb market US$ rate  78.30-78.70      78.25-78.70  
Inter-bank US$-BDT rate  77.80  77.80  
BC-selling US$-BDT rate  78.3245  78.3314  
TT-clean US$-BDT rate  77.3245  77.314  

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saturdays-morning-news-highlights-of-bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - The BBN (Bangladesh Business News) has prepared the morning news highlights compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals in Bangladesh. EU for removing trade barriersThe European Union yesterday called for removing tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade so that the bloc's businesses and investments in Bangladesh could reach a new height. “There are tariff and non-tariff barriers. In some cases import duties are quite high and they can be a...


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bangladesh-forex-reserve-crosses-23bn-mark- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s foreign exchange (forex) reserve crossed the US$23 billion-mark...


italian-benetton-agrees-to-contribute-rana-plaza-victims- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Italian Benetton Group SpA has agreed to contribute an unspecified amount to...

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72-hr-strike-in-bangladesh-from-mar-1Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called another spell of 72-hour general strike in Bangladesh from March 1 to press home a handful of demands .The fresh strike was called demanding a fresh national election, restoration of democracy and voting rights and protesting the killing of opposition men in the name of crossfire and mass arrests.The shutdown will continue till 6:00am Wednesday starting from 6:00am Sunday.BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed made the...
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star-trek-legend-nimoy-dies-at-83-US (BBN)-US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said.His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning, reports BBC.Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director.However he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and series of films.Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering chronic...
japans-shares-hit-a-new-15-year-highTokyo, Japan (BBN)-Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high on Friday as the yen weakened against the dollar, with investors shrugging off some disappointing economic figures.In Tokyo, the benchmark Nikkei 225 closed slightly higher, up 0.06% at 8,797.94 points, reports BBC.The dollar was buying 119.36 yen on Friday, after rising overnight from a Thursday low of 118.68 yen in the US.A weaker yen helps Japan's big exporting companies.It makes their products more affordable...
call-money-rate-falls-usbdt-remains-stable- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The inter-bank call money rate declined slightly in the last week while the exchange rate of local currency against the US dollar remained stable, market operators said.The highest level of call money rate came down to 8.75 per cent on Wednesday from 9.0 per cent earlier. But most of the deals were made at rates between 7.75 per cent and 8.75 per cent on the day  On Thursday, the highest level of call money remained unchanged at 8.75 per cent while the lowest level...
adb-approves-30m-loan-for-lng-re-gasification-terminal-in-pakistan- Manila, Philippines (BBN)- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $30 million project loan to Engro Elengy Terminal Private Limited, a special purpose company which will build Pakistan’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-gasification terminal. “Pakistan urgently needs to utilize its existing power generation capacity fully, while reducing its reliance on costly imported diesel fuel for electricity generation,” said Mohammed Azim Hashimi, an investment specialist in ADB’s Private...
-south-africa-stun-west-indies-by-257-runs Sydney, Australia (BBN)-South Africa defeated West Indies by a big margin in the 19th match of the ICC World Cup 2015 on Friday. South Africa scored 408 for five in 50 overs while West Indies could collect only 151 runs in 33.1 overs losing all wickets in Sydney.Earlier, AB De Villiers guided South Africa to attain 408 total, which is highest in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 tournament so far. Villiers exhibited his might achieved 162 runs off 66 balls. South Africa scored 408 runs...
samsung-hit-by-latest-smart-tv-issueNew York (BBN)-A problem during a server update left many Samsung smart TVs looking not so smart this week.Affected sets were unable to connect for two days, meaning owners could not use their more advanced features, reports BBC.The problem is now fixed, Samsung said.It follows a series of issues for the firm in recent weeks, which admitted that its sets were sharing users' voice data, before opening an investigation into why its TVs were adding adverts to media played via third-party apps.In a...
rupee-falls-10-paise-against-dollar-in-early-trade-fridayMumbai, India (BBN)-The rupee weakened by 10 paise to 61.85 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to rise in the Greenback's value against other currencies overseas.Forex dealers attributed the rupee's fall to month-end demand for the American currency from importers as well as the dollar's strength against other global currencies but a higher opening in the domestic stock market, capped the rupee's decline, reports Press Trust of India.The rupee had surged by 22...
bangladeshs-excess-liquidity-falls-by-563-in-jan- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - The overall excess liquidity with commercial banks fell in January last as a potion of bank deposit diverted into savings instruments along with the change in depositors’ behaviour in holding cash due to the political uncertainty. The excess liquidity dropped by 5.63 per cent to BDT 1.08 trillion as of January 29 last from BDT 1.14 trillion in December last. On November 27 last the excess liquidity stood at BDT 1.10 trillion. However, both excess liquidity and deposits...
bb-injects-bdt1158bn-withdraws-bdt-616bn-thursday- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Bangladesh Bank (BB) injected BDT 11.58 billion in the market providing liquidity support to the banks on Thursday, officials said. Sixteen primary dealers (PDs) and non-PD banks of 3-day tenor amounting total of BDT 11.5770 billion were provided as Liquidity Support Facility. The rate of interest of the Liquidity Support Facility was 7.25 percent. On the other hand, the central bank withdrew BDT 6.16 billion from the market through reverse REPO auction on the same...
result-of-30-day-bangladesh-bank-bills-auction- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Auction of 30-Day Bangladesh Bank bills was held on Thursday, officials said.One bid amounting to BDT 780 million was offered and the bid was accepted. The rate of weighted average yield of the accepted bid was 5.25 percent, according to the auction result. BBN/SSR/AD-27Feb15-11:11 am (BST)

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Exchange Rate

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Currency Selling Buying
USD 78.50  77.00 
GBP 119.05 115.05
EUR 91.10 87.10
JPY 0.6747 0.6533
S-Riyal 20.00 19.00
S-Dollar 63.50 61.50
M-Ringit 24.50 23.00
K-Dinnar 255.00 245.00
INR 1.29 1.19

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