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  • High Court

    Can’t keep our eyes closed to this: SC on banking sector

    The Supreme Court expresses concern at the present situation of the country's banking sector, and wants to know the financial state of International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFSL), a non-banking financial institution.

  • Bangladesh Govt Logo

    Govt’s Aggressive Bank Borrowing: Private sector may face credit crunch

    The government is going to exceed its annual limit for bank borrowing within the first half of this fiscal year due to poor revenue collection, and this could give a credit crunch for the private sector to deal with.


    The actual size of bad loans is more than double the officially recognised figure, according to a recent report of the International Monetary Fund -- a damning evidence of the fragile state of Bangladesh’s banking sector.

  • Bangladesh banking sector

    Number of reforms suggested for banking sector

    Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has suggested a number of reforms to bring back discipline in the banking sector.

  • Saving our ailing banking sector

    Saving our ailing banking sector

    Bangladesh's banking sector faces a number of major challenges including rising nonperforming loans, credit concentrations, poor

  • A cushy scheme for loan defaulters

    That the banking sector in this country is plagued by a culture of loan defaulting is not lost on anyone—as of last year, the total amount of defaulted loans stood at Tk 93,911 crore.

  • Are the criticisms misplaced?

    The finance minister recently told the chairpersons and directors of state-owned banks that those who highlight the sorry state of the banking sector—the culture of loan default, the flouting of set banking norms, etc—are all uninformed. Such a remark coming from him is disappointing, given the fragile state of the banking sector as a whole.

  • ‘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.

  • Bangladesh Road Transport Bill 2018 placed in Jatiya Sangsad

    Muhith keeps mum on banking sector

    Nothing budges Finance Minister AMA Muhith after yesterday’s spree of attacks as he kept from commenting over the banking sector at parliament today.

  • International Monetary Fund

    Bangladesh needs to boost productive investment: IMF

    Bangladesh will need to boost productive investment by addressing infrastructure bottlenecks and strengthening the banking sector to keep ongoing momentum unhurt, the IMF said in its annual assessment of the economy.

  • Banking sector in Bangladesh

    Banking sector now an orphan: CPD

    The banking sector, which is currently going through choppy waters thanks to rising loan irregularities and deteriorating corporate