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  • Bangladesh Bank Large Loan restructuring policy


    On January 29, 2015, the Bangladesh Bank issued a new large loan restructuring policy to stand by big borrowers in trouble.

  • Default Loans in Bangladesh

    Default loans at all-time high

    Banks' non-performing loans hit nearly Tk 1 lakh crore at the end of September -- the largest yet in Bangladesh's 48-year-history.

  • Bangladesh Bank's low interest loan for Agriculture

    New policy to shield farmers

    The central bank has taken an initiative to draw up a policy to shield farmers from high-cost farm loans disbursed by microfinance

  • Four new banks in bangladesh 2018

    Scams, failures skipped, dev highlighted

    The Bangladesh Bank has published a report on the banking sector development over the last 10 years ahead of the national elections,

  • Bangladesh Bank launches mobile app

    Provide loan info to ROs

    Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked all banks to submit to returning officers the loan statements of the defaulters seeking to contest the December 30 national polls.

  • US Dollar exchange rate in Bangladesh in FY 2017-18

    BB's intervention fails to stabilise exchange rate

    The foreign exchange market has been going through volatility because of the widening demand-supply gap of US dollars amid high

  • Bangladeshi Banks' Q3

    Most listed banks' profits tumble in Q3

    As many as 60 percent of the banks listed on the stock exchanges have seen their profits tumble in the third quarter of the year

  • Four new banks in bangladesh 2018

    Four new banks to get licence

    Giving in to pressure from government high-ups, Bangladesh Bank has set in motion the process of giving licences to four proposed commercial banks.

  • Ethical leaders in banks are a must

    We appreciate the candour with which a senior official of Bangladesh Bank (BB) spoke about the problems affecting our banking sector at a seminar organised by the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) on October 22.

  • Bangladesh block pornography websites

    HC orders probe on BB publication

    The High Court yesterday directed the finance secretary to immediately form a probe committee to find out the people responsible for distorting history in a book titled “Bangladesh Bank-er Itihas (History of Bangladesh Bank)”.

  • Janata Bank for Auction

    Janata now goes for auction

    Saddled with Tk 8,300 crore loans to two business groups, most of which have gone bad, Janata Bank has moved to auction property and goods of one -- Crescent Group.

  • Banks' deposit growth

    Banks' deposit base expands slightly

    Banks' aggressive drive for funds has finally pushed up the deposit growth, easing the cash crunch that has crippled the banking

  • Seven banks in red zone

    Seven banks in 'red zone'

    The central bank is concerned about seven banks, including three state-run lenders, for their deteriorating financial health stemming largely from rising default loans and declining capital and profits.

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    Loans for farmers to be cheaper

    The central bank has moved to slash the lending rate on farm loans by one percentage point to 8 percent as most banks have cut the

  • Bangladesh Banks' default loans

    Banks' toxic loans rise 20pc in six months

    Banks' nonperforming loans rose by 20.23 percent, or Tk 15,037 crore, in the six months to June this year owing to poor lending

  • Bangladesh Bank gold error

    'Gold in BB vault is all right'

    State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan today said the gold in the Bangladesh Bank vaults is "alright".

  • Bank's shady foreign exchange dealings

    The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has found that a state-owned bank is openly skirting rules when it comes to foreign exchange transactions. Several major business houses which have been allowed to open letters of credit (LC) and transfer funds abroad, have not submitted bills of entry, which is a proof of goods entering country.

  • Gold bars

    Nothing serious, just 'error in records'

    Bangladesh Bank yesterday refuted the allegation that one of the gold bars kept in its highly secure vault by the customs department was adulterated.

  • Gold scam in BB vault a sign of govt’s plundering: BNP

    BNP Standing Committee Member Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain strongly condemns the government for the reported gold scam in the Bangladesh Bank’s vault saying it is another sign of plundering by the government.

  • ‘Mistrust over banking sector an ominous sign’

    A slight mistrust has been created among the people over the country’s banking sector in recent time, which is an “ominous sign” for the banks, Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir says.

  • Legality of bitcoin in Bangladesh

    Legality of bitcoin in Bangladesh

    Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency invented in 2009 by a software developer allegedly named Satoshi Nakamoto with a goal to create “a new electronic cash system” that was “completely decentralised with no server or central authority.

  • Four new banks in bangladesh 2018

    BB asks all banks to ensure proper use of loans

    The Bangladesh Bank asks all scheduled banks to strengthen monitoring of their disbursed loans with a view to ensuring the intended use of funds.

  • Four new banks in bangladesh 2018

    BB to release new notes from June 3

    Bangladesh Bank (BB) is set to release new currency notes for Taka 10, 20, 50 and Taka 100 in the market ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr from June 3.

  • 3-wheelers to be taxed

    3-wheelers to be taxed: NBR in pre-budget talks

    CNG-driven auto-rickshaws and other engine or battery-driven three-wheelers will be brought under the tax scheme in the upcoming budget, National Board of Revenue (NBR) says.

  • Online fund transfer to any bank from June

    Fund transfer to any Bangladeshi bank account through online banking will become possible from June, in a development that promises to be a great timesaver for bank customers.

  • 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.

  • Default loans of Banks

    Bad loans soared 20pc in 2017

    Banks' default loans surged 19.51 percent in 2017, as the Bangladesh Bank's efforts to rein in bad loans are going to vain.

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    BB move to cheer up stocks as well

    The central bank's move to extend the deadline for lowering the banks' loan-deposit ratio will give a boost to the stock market,

  • Bangladesh Bank cyber heist

    BB to sue Rizal bank over heist

    Bangladesh Bank has decided to sue the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation of the Philippines for its role in the cyber heist of $81

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    BB to sue Manila-based RCBC

    Bangladesh Bank decides to sue the Manila-based Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation against its role in stealing $81 million from the BB's account at the New York Fed more than two years ago.