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  • BB approves Community Bank

    The Bangladesh Bank yesterday gave its final nod to a commercial bank and asked three others to produce documents required to obtain licences.

  • Bangladesh Bank gold error

    AnonTex riding on BB favours

    Bangladesh Bank has given AnonTex, which took more than Tk 5,500 crore from Janata Bank through serious irregularities, a controversial permission to take more loans from other state-owned banks as well, reschedule its loans and valuate its assets afresh to make it look like a healthy company.

  • Collapse of banks' corporate governance

    Nonperforming loans (NPLs) jumped by Tk 15,037 crore in the last six months alone bringing the total amount to Tk 89,340 crore in June of this year. This shows just how little control Bangladesh Bank (BB) actually exercises over state-owned banks and their management.

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    Banks to remain open on Saturday

    Bangladesh Bank directs banks to keep their selective branches open on August 18 (Saturday), a public holiday, to facilitate payment of salaries, wages and festival allowances to garment workers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

  • Central bank detects Tk 4,000cr laundering

    Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit has detected cases of money laundering involving Tk 4,000 crore and is carrying out a thorough probe into it, Bangladesh Bank Deputy Governor Abu Hena Mohd Razee Hassan said yesterday.

  • Gold bars

    Gold in BB Vault: Discrepancies raise question

    Bangladesh Bank recorded some of the gold in its vault as low-grade ones although an investigation by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) found that they were of superior quality.

  • Gold bars

    All gold kept in BB vault secure

    State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan yesterday claimed that all gold kept in the Bangladesh Bank's vault is secure.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    Unsettled Lcs, ghostly import

    The Bangladesh Bank has detected some gross violations in foreign exchange transactions that have raised concerns about money laundering.

  • Bangladesh Bank launches mobile app

    Banks now to get cheaper BB funds

    Bangladesh Bank has made funds cheaper for all banks by reducing its repo rate by 75 basis points to 6 percent.

  • HSC examinations 2018

    BB orders watch on mobile money transfers

    To prevent question leaks from marring the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations, Bangladesh Bank orders for a close watch on mobile financial transactions.

  • Bangladesh Bank launches mobile app

    BB launches mobile app to hear complaint

    Financial Integrity and Customer Services Department (FICSD) of Bangladesh Bank (BB) introduce mobile app to ease the procedure of filing compliant of clients.

  • Act now to save banks from graft

    Noted citizens, including economists and former caretaker government advisers, yesterday urged the government to ensure punishment of perpetrators of crimes in the banking sector.

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    Cash incentive rules flouted

    Kuliarchar Sea Foods, a Cox's Bazar-based fish exporter, withdrew about Tk 19 crore in cash incentives from Mercantile Bank last year, violating government rules.

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    BB seeks to curb excessive lending

    Bangladesh Bank yesterday announced its new monetary policy for January-June with a target to tighten money supply and curb excessive lending, which is likely to raise interest rates and hurt businesses and consumers.

  • 8 State Bank Recruitment examinations

    Recruitment tests of 8 state-run banks cancelled

    Amid protest of the candidates, Bankers’ Selection Committee cancels the recruitment tests for eight state-run banks.

  • Bangladesh bank protest

    Bank recruitment test: BB calls emergency meeting amid protest

    Bangladesh Bank calls an emergency meeting tomorrow following protests over mismanagement in the recruitment test of the eight state-run banks a few days ago.

  • Dewan Mujibur Rahman

    SC upholds BB decision to remove NRBC Bank's MD

    The Supreme Court upholds the Bangladesh Bank decision to remove the Managing Director of NRB Commercial Bank, Dewan Mujibur Rahman.

  • Finance Minister AMA Muhith

    Left-leaning parties nonsense: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith criticises the left-leaning political parties for their programme of laying siege to Bangladesh Bank protesting irregularities in the banking sector.

  • Recruitment examination eight government banks

    Recruitment exam of 8 banks Jan 12

    Recruitment examination of eight government banks and financial institutions for 1663 vacant posts is scheduled to be held on January 12.

  • BB must act to protect depositors' interests

    Although protecting depositors' interests is one of the key responsibilities of Bangladesh Bank, those interests are not being safeguarded, former BB governor Atiur Rahman alleged yesterday.

  • Farmers Bank Managing Director AKM Shameem

    Farmers Bank MD removed

    Bangladesh Bank removes Farmers Bank Managing Director AKM Shameem as he failed to maintain the rules of the central bank.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    BB, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

    Bangladesh's central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world's biggest cyber-heists, several sources say.

  • Farmers Bank Limited

    Farmers Bank: It now has 3 months to sort itself out

    Bangladesh Bank yesterday gave the cash-strapped Farmers Bank a breathing space of three months to address its current crisis.

  • income tax

    Banks remain open till 8pm today, tomorrow

    Banks will remain open today and tomorrow until 8:00pm to help people pay taxes and submit income tax returns within the given deadline.

  • Farmers Bank Debacle: BB measures not enough

    Bangladesh Bank responded very late in dealing with the ailing Farmers Bank, former central bank governors and senior economists said.

  • Farmers Bank Managing Director

    BB wants removal of Farmers Bank MD

    Bangladesh Bank has sent a letter to Farmers Bank to remove its Managing Director AKM Shamim.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    2 more pvt banks in the offing

    Bangladesh Bank is completing the primary process for issuing licences to two more private banks, which analysts claimed would be detrimental to the banking industry and the economy as a whole.

  • JS committee forms body to probe Agrani Bank ‘loan scam'

    A parliamentary body is formed a three-member sub-committee to give recommendations on a Bangladesh Bank report that got huge irregularities in giving loans from the state-run Agrani Bank.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    BB to release new notes from Aug 27

    Bangladesh Bank is to release new currency notes for Taka 5 and Taka 100 in the market ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha from August 27.

  • Cabinet

    4 of a family can be bank directors

    The cabinet approves a draft law, which allows four members of a family to be directors of a bank. The existing law permits two members of a family for the director posts. The cabinet today approved the draft law at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Secretariat in Dhaka with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.