Dhaka Bank Marks National Mourning Day
On the occasion of the National Mourning Day-2023, Managing Director & CEO of Dhaka Bank Limited Emranul Huq along with senior management team paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his portrait at the bank’s Head office in Dhaka recently. Besides, a tree plantation programme, a discussion and a food distribution programme were also held.
Chattogram port may draw $7b investment in 3 years
The Chattogram port has the potential to draw around $5 billion to $7 billion in foreign direct investments over the next three years, said Rear Admiral Mohammad Sohail, the newly appointed chairman of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA). With these foreign investments, the port will be able to play a vital role in the economic development of the country in the coming years. Referring to the interests of different foreign port operators to invest in the ongoing and proposed projects of the port, he said many countries were showing interest. The existing depth of the natural channel there is currently 8 metres which will be increased to up to 12 metres through dredging, enabling the port to allow the entry of bigger ships with a capacity to carry over 5,000 TEUs of container. Currently the port can allow ships with a capacity of a maximum of 2,500 TEUs.
aamarPay teams up with LankaBangla
aamarPay, a fintech company of the country, has recently entered into strategic payment collaboration with LankaBangla Finance Ltd over payment services. Under the deal, users of the fintech company can pay their LankaBangla credit card bills, DPS instalments, loan EMIs, and even access loan application facilities securely through the aamarPay platform.
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World Commodities *
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|Crude Oil (WTI)||$ 79.79||↑ 0.15 ||↑ 0.19 %|
|Crude Oil (Brent)||$ 84.13||↑ 0.10||↑ 0.12 %|
|Gold Spot||$ 1,901.46||↑ 3.98||↑ 0.21 %|
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|USD 1||BDT 109.5000||BDT 109.5000|
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