Bangladesh Bank is hunting for dollars to rebuild its depleting foreign exchange reserves ahead of the January 7 national election.
interest rates on all kinds of deposits have been rising since the withdrawal of the lending rate ceiling in June
rate will be 7.75 percent, which will be effective from today
Janata Bank has failed to meet any of its performance improvement targets set by the central bank in the first half of the year -- a worrying development given that the state bank accounts for the second-highest volume of deposits and loans among the 61 scheduled lenders in Bangladesh.
Bad loans in six private banks increased by about 55 percent in the first nine months of the year, raising further alarms about the health of the banking sector.
Some banks are seeing extraordinary growth in remittance inflows thanks to offering at least Tk 4 more than the permitted rate per dollar.
Overall, banking sector's non-performing loans fall slightly
Excess liquidity in the banking sector of Bangladesh continues to fall despite lower credit demand ahead of the national polls and higher interest on deposits offered by banks to lure savers.