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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 January 19, 2022

Garment, accessory makers form joint panel to boost apparel export

The manufacturers of garment and its accessories today formed a joint committee to expedite export of apparel items. The committee was formed by the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) to ensure better supply chain collaboration and mutual benefits. The 11-member committee headed by BGMEA Vice President Md Nasir Uddin will act as a bridge between the manufacturers of garments and accessories and packaging to strengthen business relationship through collaboration. The committee will deal with trade related issues and settle disputes that arise among garments manufacturers and accessories-packaging suppliers.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/garment-accessory-makers-form-joint-panel-boost-apparel-export-2942301

BRAC Bank crosses 700 Agent Banking Outlets

BRAC Bank has crossed 700 milestone by opening 705 Agent Banking Outlets as rapid network expansion drive across the country continues. It now serves 1.40 lac unbanked people mostly in rural and semi-urban parts of the country as the channel’s rural penetration hits the industry highest at 77%. Agent Banking Channel carries out over 186,000 transactions worth over BDT 1,600 Crore per month. From account opening, to cash withdrawal, availing loan to EMI payment, remittance service, utility bill payment – Agent Banking Outlets are now the place to go for the local people for any day-to-day banking. Close proximity and variety of services make the outlets center point of financial solutions in rural Bangladesh. All services available in branches are also served at agent banking outlets. The customers can also avail any account opening including DPS and FDR, daily transactions, transfer funds, foreign remittance, corporate bill collection, credit card bill, payments of insurance premiums, SME loan disbursement & repayment collection, retail loan lead generation and many more services.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/brac-bank-crosses-700-agent-banking-outlets-1642526733

Mashrur Arefin reappointed as City Bank MD & CEO

Mashrur Arefin has been reappointed as the managing director & CEO of The City Bank Limited for another term of three years. Mashrur’s reappointment approved by the Board of Directors of the bank has received positive nod by Central Bank effective from January 2022.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/mashrur-arefin-reappointed-as-city-bank-md-ceo-1642526866

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DJIA$ 35,368.47
↓ 543.34↓ 1.51 %
FTSE100$ 7,563.55↓ 47.68↓ 0.63 %
Nikkei 225$ 27,592.18↓ 665.07↓ 2.35 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 86.66 ↑ 1.23↑ 1.44 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 88.61↑ 1.10↑ 1.26 %
Gold Spot$ 1,811.93↓ 1.81↓ 0.10 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 86.00
GBP 1BDT 117.3814
EUR 1BDT 98.1346





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