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 July 14, 2022

Bangladesh Bank eases online visa processing fee payment

International cards, both debit and prepaid, can be used for online payments of visa processing fees, said the Bangladesh Bank today, as it moves to facilitate smooth transactions. In this context, authorised dealers (ADs) may issue international cards in the name of official designated by nominated agents. The BB has asked ADs to report such foreign exchange transactions to the Foreign Exchange Operation Department of the central bank as well. Visa processing fees, among others, collected through nominated resident agents of foreign embassies can be remitted abroad to the bank accounts designated by embassies or their home offices.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/banking/news/bangladesh-bank-eases-online-visa-processing-fee-payment-3069211

Taka falls again, USD 1 now Tk 93.95

The US dollar today became more costlier as the local currency depreciated once again in the inter-bank platform. The exchange rate of the taka stood at Tk 93.95 per dollar today in contrast to Tk 93.45 on Tuesday.The exchange rate of the taka was Tk 84.80 against each dollar on July 13 last year. The country’s foreign exchange market is facing a shortage of US dollars due to the soaring import payments and the declining trend of remittance. Between July and May of the last fiscal year, imports went up by 39 per cent year-on-year to $75.40 billion, while exports grew 33 per cent to $44.58 billion. During the period, this resulted in a record trade deficit — the gap between exports and imports — of $30.81 billion, up 48.8 per cent year-on-year.Remittance, the cheapest source of foreign currencies for Bangladesh, fell 15 per cent year-on-year to $21.03 billion in fiscal 2021-22.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/taka-falls-again-usd-1-now-tk-9395-3069436

Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) has clinched Visa Excellence Award in four different categories at the Visa

Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) has clinched Visa Excellence Award in four different categories at the Visa Leadership Conclave-Digital Payments for Smart Bangladesh 2022 held at the Sheraton Hotel in the city recently. Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO; M. Khorshed Anowar, DMD and Head of Retail and SME Banking; Nahid Farzana, Head of Cards of EBL received the awards on behalf of the bank.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/eastern-bank-ltd-ebl-has-clinched-visa-excellence-award-in-four-different-categories-at-the-visa-1657726330

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DJIA$ 30,772.79
↓208.54↓0.67 %
FTSE100$ 7,156.37↓53.49↓0.74 %
Nikkei 225$ 26,658.18↑179.41↑0.68%

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 96.87↑0.57↑0.59%
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 100.26↑0.69↑0.69%
Gold Spot$ 1,730.52↓4.99↓0.29 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 93.4500
GBP 1BDT 111.1027
EUR 1BDT 93.8238

*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