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  • ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud

    Lax monitoring by BB to blame for bank scams

    Had the Bangladesh Bank played the role of a guardian and properly inspected commercial banks, the scams would not have taken place in the banking sector, Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood said.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    BB Cyber Heist: Malware sent to BB network thru' emails

    It looked like any other email job-seekers send. The sender Rasel Ahlam attached a cover letter and a resume apparently hoping for a call for a personal interview.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • Banks asked to lower their loan-deposit ratio

    The central bank yesterday instructed banks to lower their loan-deposit ratio to within 83.5 percent by June 30 in a move to reining in the banks' aggressive lending practices.

  • 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.

  • M Wahidul Haque

    AB Bank laundered Tk 165cr to UAE

    The AB Bank has allegedly laundered around Tk 165 crore to the United Arab Emirates through two shady organisations in the name of investment, according to a Bangladesh Bank probe report.

  • GDP growth in Bangladesh

    2016 Cyber-heist: BB, NY Fed plan to sue Manila bank

    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 said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Islami Bank Limited

    Quizzical Changes in SIBL: BB rushes to approve it

    Bangladesh Bank approved the sudden changes in Social Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) only hours after the Shariah-based bank provided it with documents on Monday.

  • Graft leaves 2 pvt banks in dire straits

    Only four years after their inception, two private commercial banks are at a risk of becoming insolvent due to rampant corruption, posing a potential threat of a spill-over impact on the entire banking system, according to a Bangladesh Bank report.

  • Farashuddin wants further probe

    The government should carry out further investigation to find out whether the suspected Bangladesh Bank officials were really involved in the $101 million cyber heist, says Mohammed Farashuddin, head of the three-member body that probed the theft.

  • BB heist: 'SWIFT is responsible'

    A government committee probing the Bangladesh Bank heist has held SWIFT responsible for weakening the payment system which allowed cyber thieves to steal $81 million from the central bank's account with the New York Fed.

  • Filipino willing to return $14.3m

    Kim Wong, the Filipino casino operator dubbed the “missing link” in the cyber heist of $81 million in Bangladesh Bank reserves, said he is willing to return up to $14.3 million he received from two Chinese nationals linked to the stolen funds.

  • Conduct thorough probe

    US Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney has raised some serious questions about the New York Federal Reserve Bank's actions regarding the $101-million heist from the Bangladesh Bank account.

  • Hunt on for the heist bug

    US cyber security firm FireEye, which is charging Bangladesh Bank $400 an hour to probe the $101 million heist, is hunting for a malware that it believes is still hiding in the bank's network.

  • Confusion, panic order of the day

    Confusion and panic was the order of the day at the Bangladesh Bank yesterday, a day after its governor Atiur Rahman stepped down and two deputy governors were removed hastily amid strong criticism over the central bank's handling of the $101 million cyber theft.

  • Govt should quit over BB reserve heist: BNP

    BNP demands Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government's resignation over the recent heist from Bangladesh Bank account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • Atiur faces heat

    Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman yesterday faced criticism from government high-ups and a number of ruling party leaders for “incompetent handling” of the cyber theft. Finance Minister AMA Muhith was furious, and hinted that the top management of the BB may see changes as the fallout of the theft of $101 million from the BB account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

  • Forensic team examining BB computers

    A forensic team is examining all computers of the Bangladesh Bank to determine how a malware hacked into the payment system of the central bank and stole $101 million.

  • Muhith fumes at central bank

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said he would take action against Bangladesh Bank for keeping him in the dark for more than a month about the theft of $101 million from the BB account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank. The central bank came to know about the incident two days after cyber thieves stole the money from the BB account on February 4 midnight when all the BB staff went on the two-day weekly holiday, according to BB officials.

  • BB installing monitoring software

    To stop any further hacking of its network, Bangladesh Bank is installing monitoring software on all its computers that would instantly

  • Hackers steal $100m from BB account

    Bangladesh Bank has identified the people involved in the hacking of around $100 million (Tk 780 crore) from its foreign currency account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, claim BB officials. Almost the entire amount was transferred online to the Philippines banking system and a small portion of it to Sri Lanka by suspected Chinese hackers on February 5, they said.

  • Tortured BB official Rabby rejects report, dubs it false

    Bangladesh Bank official Golam Rabby, who was subjected to police torture for bribe, has rejected the report submitted to the Supreme Court over the incident. “I did not do anything, they grabbed me by my collar from the behind,” he tells The Daily Star hours after the report is filed to the apex court.

  • Bangladesh Bank vs MK Alamgir

    The Bangladesh Bank has made Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir very unhappy and he is not taking it sitting down.

  • Cop closed over ‘torturing bank official’

    A sub-inspector of Mohammadpur Police Station has been closed for allegedly torturing a Bangladesh Bank official and threatening to implicate him in a lawsuit if he fails to pay a Tk 5 lakh bribe.

  • Banks' capital base strengthens

    Banks' overall capital base went up 6.58 percent in the third quarter of 2015 from three months earlier as the asset quality of private

  • Ex-enclave citizens to get farm loans, CSR funds

    New Bangladeshi citizens from the former enclaves will get farm loans and CSR budgets from the scheduled banks operating in the country.