A M Jahid

Staff Reporter at The Daily Star, Bangladesh #10 years of experience #Expertise: digital and multimedia content production, fact checking, data analysis, social media management, search engine optimization.

Bangladesh expands offshore banking in hunt for forex

Offshore banking is increasingly becoming a key window for banks in Bangladesh to facilitate investments and international trade by attracting deposits in foreign currencies.

5d ago

Poverty reduction rates arithmetically correct. Do they reflect reality?

Bangladesh is doing better than many countries in reducing poverty. However, questions remain whether the data about poverty alleviation match reality, according to Prof Joe Devine, an expert on poverty, inequality, and vulnerability

1w ago

Private sector's short-term foreign debt drops

The debt stood at $11.04 billion in March, $11.07 billion in February and $11.25 billion in January, according to Bangladesh Bank.

1w ago

Half of remittances came thru Islamic banking in Dec

Nearly half of the total remittances in December last year came to Bangladesh through Islamic banking channels, according to the Bangladesh Bank.

2w ago

More exchange rate flexibility needed

Bangladesh’s macroeconomic performance has significantly improved since the country entered the IMF’s $4.7 billion loan programme in January last year, but the bleeding of foreign currency reserves continues, putting the taka under pressure, the global lender said yesterday.

2w ago

Exim Bank’s profit dropped 9.4% in 2023

Exim Bank's profit declined 9.4 percent year-on-year to Tk 337 crore in 2023, according to a disclosure on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) website yesterday.

3w ago

Three out of four people still unbanked in Bangladesh

Only 28.3 percent had an account with a bank or NBFI last year, it showed, increasing from 26.2 percent the year prior.

1m ago

Economics of Eid

As the darkness of night made way for the first light of day, a rhythmic hum echoed through the tranquil dawn in Jamalpur like a heartbeat.

1m ago
May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024

Bangladesh expands offshore banking in hunt for forex

Offshore banking is increasingly becoming a key window for banks in Bangladesh to facilitate investments and international trade by attracting deposits in foreign currencies.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Poverty reduction rates arithmetically correct. Do they reflect reality?

Bangladesh is doing better than many countries in reducing poverty. However, questions remain whether the data about poverty alleviation match reality, according to Prof Joe Devine, an expert on poverty, inequality, and vulnerability

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Private sector's short-term foreign debt drops

The debt stood at $11.04 billion in March, $11.07 billion in February and $11.25 billion in January, according to Bangladesh Bank.

May 3, 2024
May 3, 2024

Half of remittances came thru Islamic banking in Dec

Nearly half of the total remittances in December last year came to Bangladesh through Islamic banking channels, according to the Bangladesh Bank.

May 1, 2024
May 1, 2024

More exchange rate flexibility needed

Bangladesh’s macroeconomic performance has significantly improved since the country entered the IMF’s $4.7 billion loan programme in January last year, but the bleeding of foreign currency reserves continues, putting the taka under pressure, the global lender said yesterday.

April 24, 2024
April 24, 2024

Exim Bank’s profit dropped 9.4% in 2023

Exim Bank's profit declined 9.4 percent year-on-year to Tk 337 crore in 2023, according to a disclosure on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) website yesterday.

April 15, 2024
April 15, 2024

Three out of four people still unbanked in Bangladesh

Only 28.3 percent had an account with a bank or NBFI last year, it showed, increasing from 26.2 percent the year prior.

April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024

Celebrating Eid getting harder for the vulnerable

As middle and low-income segments of society struggle against the backdrop of a severe cost-of-living crisis, the surge in aggregate demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr poses a further hurdle for many striving to celebrate the festival.

April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024

Economics of Eid

As the darkness of night made way for the first light of day, a rhythmic hum echoed through the tranquil dawn in Jamalpur like a heartbeat.

April 3, 2024
April 3, 2024

BRAC Bank logged 35% profit growth in 2023

BRAC Bank PLC registered a 35 percent increase in profit to Tk 827.50 crore last year thanks to its focus on small and medium enterprises (SME) and technology-based customer services, which added over 3.60 lakh new customers.

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