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 25, 2021

Banking hour 10am-1:30pm from today

People will be able to do banking activities from 10am to 1:30pm from today after a five-day shutdown. The Bangladesh Bank asked banks on July 13 to carry out the limited banking activities every working day in keeping up with the ongoing restrictions on movement declared by the government to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Banks have been remained closed between July 20 and July 24 due to the weekends and holidays of Eid-ul-Azha. Employees of banks will have to complete their relevant tasks within 3 pm, according to a Bangladesh Bank notice.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/banking/news/banking-hour-10am-130pm-tomorrow-2135946

BRAC Bank gets new homegrown DMD

BRAC Bank Limited has promoted Syed Abdul Momen, Head of SME Banking Division, as the Deputy Managing Director of the bank. Momen joined BRAC Bank in 2005 and worked in its Technology Division for two years before moving to BRAC Afghanistan Bank on a two-year secondment where he served as Head of Operations and later became the Chief Operations Officer. Upon returning to BRAC Bank in 2009, he joined the SME Banking Division as Head of SME Collection Project. In July 2010, he started leading the Small Business segment of the SME Banking Division as Head of Small Business after successful completion of the project. Subsequently, in 2017, he was given the responsibility of the entire SME Banking Division. Momen started his banking career in 1999 with the then ANZ Grindlays Bank which was later acquired by Standard Chartered Bank in 2000. Momen obtained his B.Sc. with distinction in Computer Communications and IT from Middlesex University, London.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/brac-bank-gets-new-homegrown-dmd-1627140626

LafargeHolcim unveils new look of its premium cement brand

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited (LHBL) has unveiled new look of its premium cement brand ‘Holcim Strong Structure’ which is now available in all the markets. Rajesh Surana, CEO of LHBL unveiled the new design of the cement bag through a virtual programme recently. Holcim Strong Structure is the most popular cement in the premium quality segment. The Professionals recommends individual house builders to use the cement for its premium quality.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/lafargeholcim-unveils-new-look-of-its-premium-cement-brand-1627140682

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DJIA$ 35,061.55
↑ 238.20↑ 0.68 %
FTSE100$ 7,027.58↑ 59.28↑ 0.85 %
Nikkei 225$ 27,548.00↑ 159.84↑ 0.58 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 72.07↑ 0.16↑ 0.22 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 74.10↑ 0.31↑ 0.42 %
Gold Spot$ 1,802.14↓ 4.78↓ 0.26 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 84.8010
GBP 1BDT 116.8219
EUR 1BDT 100.1415





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