TT-Clean: 77.1 | TK BC-Selling: 78.1
TK OD-Sight: 76.88 TK | TC-Selling: 78.1 TK

TT-Clean: 77.1 | TK BC-Selling: 78.1
TK OD-Sight: 76.88 TK | TC-Selling: 78.1 TK


TT-Clean: 77.1 | TK BC-Selling: 78.1
TK OD-Sight: 76.88 TK | TC-Selling: 78.1 TK

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Daily Business News Flash August 8, 2023

Indian businesses keen to invest in health, education and power sectors

A business delegation from Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have expressed keen interest in investing in Bangladesh especially in the health, education and power sectors.During a meeting with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday (7 August), they also proposed to launch a BIMSTEC Chamber of Commerce to promote trade and commerce amongst the BIMSTEC member states– India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He stressed on working for the promotion of bilateral trade and commerce in a balanced manner and emphasised to remove all kinds of trade barriers, especially, tariff and non-tariff barriers for enhancement of trade volume between Bangladesh and India. Indian Chamber of Commerce which was set up in 1925, has a special focus on promoting trade and commerce in the South Asian and South East Asian countries. They are visiting Dhaka from 6-8 August 2023 and meeting various Chambers and business houses in Bangladesh.

Source: https://www.tbsnews.net/economy/indian-businesses-keen-invest-health-education-and-power-sectors-678526

MTB launches country’s first-ever virtual debit card

Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) launched the country’s first-ever virtual debit card, a groundbreaking digital solution under Visa Network. Seamlessly blending innovation, security and convenience, this cutting-edge offering is set to revolutionise day-to-day transactions for users nationwide. MTB’s virtual debit card promises a hassle-free and secure banking experience, catering to the modern-day needs of customers. With the option to make ATM transactions through cash by code, customers can access their funds anytime using MTB’s widespread ATM network. This virtual card can also be used at merchant points across the country through a QR code. The card is also equipped with an e-commerce transaction facility, empowering cardholders to confidently and easily navigate the online shopping landscape. Applying for the card is quick and easy through the MTB Smart Banking app.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/mtb-launches-countrys-first-ever-virtual-debit-card-1691429039

EBL launches credit card for women entrepreneurs

Eastern Bank Ltd launched an EBL women signature credit card during a panel discussion styled “Women in Start-up: A Journey towards Smart Bangladesh” at the bank’s head office in Dhaka yesterday. Tailored for women entrepreneurs, the VISA credit card features a diverse range of exclusive lifestyle benefits among many others, and a comprehensive risk assurance programme as well.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/economy/news/ebl-launches-credit-card-women-entrepreneurs-3388951

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DJIA$ 35,473.13
↑ 407.51↑ 1.16 %
FTSE100$ 7,554.49↓ 9.88↓ 0.13 %
Nikkei 225$ 32,367.91↑ 113.35↑ 0.35 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 82.11↑ 0.17↑ 0.21 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 85.48↑ 0.14↑ 0.16 %
Gold Spot$ 1,932.98↓ 3.58↓ 0.18 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 109.2900
BDT 109.5000

*World Commodities & Local and Global Stock Indices data are taken from bloomberg.com<

* Exchange Rates are taken from BB website, as on latest update.<




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