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TK OD-Sight: 76.88 TK | TC-Selling: 78.1 TK


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Daily Business News Flash August 31, 2021

AIIB to review projects for quicker execution

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), new-generation development financier, is set to review Bangladesh projects shortly for speeding up execution by removing bottlenecks. Officials said Monday the Economic Relations Division (ERD) would arrange the tripartite meeting where project directors and relevant line-ministry officials for the AIIB-funded ongoing and proposed projects will be present.AIIB has recently emerged as one of the key development partners of Bangladesh as it has so far confirmed a total of US$560 million worth of assistance during January-August period of this calendar year 2021 for the country’s different development projects.The AIIB had recently confirmed US$260 million in loan for building Kewatkhali Bridge in Mymensingh. It also approved a $300-million loan in February this year for Bangladesh government for financing the COVID-19 Emergency and Crisis Response Facility project. The loan is being utilized for executing government-announced stimulus package for cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSMEs). Earlier in 2020, the lender also signed nearly $1.0 billion worth of aid deals with Bangladesh government for several projects. Furthermore, the AIIB has proposed providing another $900 million worth of aid for three separate projects and programmes in Bangladesh within this calendar year.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/first-page/aiib-to-review-projects-for-quicker-execution-1630344769

 EBL’s net profit grows 55pc amid pandemic

Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has registered 55-per cent growth in net profit in the first half (H1) of this calendar year amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. This growth has been ascribed to efficient management of its balance sheet complying with all the key regulatory requirements of liquidity. The bank’s operating profit grew over 31 per cent to Tk 4.88 billion during the January-June period of 2021 from Tk 3.71 billion in the same period last year. In the meantime, its operating income rose more than 18 percent to Tk 8.32 billion from Tk 7.03 billion. Net interest income (NII), the core component of operating income of a bank, of this lender grew 21 per cent in H1 of 2021 over that of H1 in 2020.However, EBL’s net profit, officially known as profit after tax, jumped nearly 55 per cent to Tk 2.44 billion in H1 of 2021 despite a lower demand for credit due to Covid-19.It was 6.40-percentage point lower than the Bangladesh Bank (BB)’s target of 14.80 per cent for the second half of fiscal year 2020-21.On the other hand, deficit net operating cash flow of the EBL dropped by over 23 per cent or Tk 2.71 billion to Tk 8.83 billion in H1 of 2021 from Tk 11.54 billion in the same period of 2020.The second-generation PCB maintained liquidity coverage ratio at 143.10 per cent against minimum requirement at 100 per cent in H1 of 2021 while the NSFR was 94.30 per cent instead of 100 per cent.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/ebls-net-profit-grows-55pc-amid-pandemic-1630338992

Revenue receipts rise slightly

Revenue collection grew marginally in July owing to the slowdown in business activities in the face of the government’s restrictions to combat the coronavirus spread. Provisional data from the National Board of Revenue (NBR) shows that it logged Tk 15,354 crore in taxes in July this fiscal year, up 4 per cent year-on-year from Tk 14,755 crore the previous year.The tax authority’s collection in July, the first month of the fiscal year, was Tk 5,613 crore short from its target.Income tax collection went up 15 per cent year-on-year to Tk 4,732 crore in July.Collection of VAT, the biggest source of revenue for the state, rose 1.3 per cent year-on-year to Tk 5,697 crore in July from Tk 5,620 crore a year ago.In July, customs officials logged Tk 4,925 crore, down 2 per cent year-on-year from Tk 5,015 crore the previous year, data from the NBR showed.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/economy/industries/tax-customes/news/revenue-receipts-rise-slightly-2164866

Mercantile Bank opens 25 new agent banking outlets

Mercantile Bank Limited launched 25 new ‘Agent Banking’ outlets across the country to provide basic banking services to the unbanked population of the country. The bank’s Managing Director & CEO, Md. Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, inaugurated the 25 ‘Agent Banking’ outlets virtually as the chief guest recently.Customer can enjoy any banking services like opening different A/Cs and deposit schemes or cash deposit, withdrawal, transfer and remittance easily through Biometric Authentication.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/mercantile-bank-opens-25-new-agent-banking-outlets-1630339217

Local and Global Stock Indices *

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FTSE100$ 7,148.01↑23.03↑0.32%
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World Commodities *

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Crude Oil (Brent)$ 73.12↓0.29↓0.40%
Gold Spot$ 1,815.30↑4.96↑0.27%

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 85.2000
GBP 1BDT 117.2948
EUR 1BDT 100.5019





Dear Valued Patrons,

At the very onset, let me express my heartiest gratitude for allowing us to serve you and I also wanted to reach out to you directly with an assurance that Dhaka Bank is fully equipped to support you during this difficult time.

Last couple of weeks ago we all were living in a peaceful condition, performing our daily tasks freely and perfectly. Entire economy and business environment was also in a good shape, until COVID-19 put a forceful stoppage to the overall life style and economy of the world. We all know that social distancing and cleanliness are the keys to prevent this pandemic. Hence, we urge your conscious effort to limiting public interaction and suspending wherever possible.

In this current situation, Dhaka Bank and its employees are beside you where we are fully online, either working from home or at our offices under a robust Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to serve you with limited branch banking and a full-fledged alternate delivery channel services.

Our state of the art Mobile App, Dhaka Bank GO (Click https://bit.ly/2WVfieu) and Internet Banking - Dhaka Bank Direct gives you the freedom of banking online anytime from anywhere. You can check the balance and transfer money to any designated Banks including any Dhaka Bank or bKash Account, make utility bill payments and mobile top-up through our Mobile App and Internet Banking Services. Our ATMs are also running efficiently with availability of sufficient cash for your convenience where you can make cash withdrawals whenever the need arises. Mentionable, the withdrawal of cash from any ATMs within Bangladesh with Dhaka Bank Debit Cards are absolutely free of charges up till April 30, 2020 (Dhaka Bank will bear the cost). Our corporate customers can also use our completely safe and secured online platform Dhaka Bank C-Solution for Payments, Inter Bank Fund Transfers, etc.

Moreover, to fulfill your urgent requirement, we have a limited no. of branches up and running by ensuring all kinds of precautionary and safety measures for you.

In case of extreme emergency and facing difficulties in conducting banking transactions, please let us know through our 24/7 Contact Center number 16474 (or, dial +8809678016474 for ISD/Overseas Calls). We are always with you to combat your difficulties.

As you know we are going through a critical phase and the situation is novel to all of us. We are getting lot of new information from various sources everyday about COVID-19 which will be shared at www.dhakabankltd.com.

Thank you for your trust and continued support to us. I firmly believe that jointly we will be able to combat this situation and win against all the odds.

Please stay home, stay safe and take care of yourself and family.

Best regards,

Emranul Huq
Managing Director & CEO
Dhaka Bank Limited