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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 June 22, 2021

Floor price removal takes Dhaka stocks to new high

Dhaka stocks rose to a three-and-a-half-year high yesterday as institutional investors received a boost following the complete withdrawal of the floor price for all companies by the regulator. The DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), was up 56 points, or 0.92 per cent, to 6,125, the highest since January 30, 2018. In April, the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission removed the floor price for 66 companies to see the market’s reaction. The full withdrawal came on Sunday. The commission imposed the floor limit on March 19 last year to stop any stock freefall after the coronavirus pandemic struck the country. On the DSE, 224 stocks rose, 119 declined, and 29 remained unchanged. Turnover, an important indicator of the market, went up 11 per cent to Tk 2,043 crore. Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Hotel gave up the most, sliding 9.9 per cent. Index Agro, Sonali Paper, Dacca Dyeing, and United Insurance also saw major losses. The port city bourse also soared on the day. The CASPI, the general index of the Chattogram Stock Exchange, rose 178 points to 17,762. Among the 309 traded stocks, 195 advanced, 96 dropped, and 18 ended the day unchanged.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/floor-price-removal-takes-dhaka-stocks-new-high-2115689

GPH begins production at new plant

Stocks of GPH Ispat rose 2.47 per cent yesterday after news that the company’s Tk 2,390-crore plant has begun commercial production. The stock rose to Tk 37.40 on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) after the Chattogram-based steel maker informed investors that its newly commissioned plant was now operational. The new plant has a capacity to produce 8.4 lakh tonnes of mild steel (MS) billet and 6.40 lakh tonnes of MS rod, steel beam, angle, channel, and flat annually. In 2018-19, GPH Ispat’s production capacity utilisation in MS billet was more than 80 per cent. For MS rod, the capacity utilisation was full. In 2019-20, it reduced in both cases due to the impact of Covid-19, according to the company’s annual report for 2019-20. In recent year, steel consumption in Bangladesh grew at double digits. GPH Ispat’s market share is around 15 per cent. In Bangladesh, the annual production of steel products stands at around 70 lakh tonnes.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/gph-begins-production-new-plant-2115693

Bangladesh prepares for Libor phase-out

The Bangladesh Bank yesterday issued a policy on calculating the interest rate of short-term foreign loans as the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) is set to be phased out gradually from next year. The policy will help exporters and importers prepare for the discontinuation of the global benchmark rate so that their borrowing does not suffer. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates the financial services industry in the United Kingdom, said in 2017 that the rate would be phased out gradually from 2022 before abolishing it completely from July 2023. Banks will have to consider the benchmark rate of the respective central bank before setting a lending rate. For instance, if exporters plan to secure loans from the US, they will have to follow the secured overnight financing rate (Sofr) set by the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. Along with the benchmark rate, borrowers will be charged a risk premium of 2.50 per cent and a markup rate of 3.50 per cent. The markup is added after the lender determines an approved rate based on the consumer’s credit history.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/bangladesh-prepares-libor-phase-out-2115701

SIBL launches QR Code service for cash withdrawal

Social Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) has introduced QR Code service for cash withdrawal through SIBL NOW mobile app. This new service allows clients to withdraw cash by scanning the QR Code from any branches of the bank across the country. Managing Director & CEO Quazi Osman Ali inaugurated the QR Code service as the chief guest virtually from the Head Office in Dhaka on Monday.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade-market/sibl-launches-qr-code-service-for-cash-withdrawal-1624291004

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DJIA$ 33,876.97
↑ 586.89↑ 1.76 %
FTSE100$ 7,062.29↑ 44.82 ↑ 0.64 %
Nikkei 225$ 28,837.86↑ 826.93↑ 2.95 %br>

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 73.72↑ 0.06↑ 0.08 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 75.14↑ 0.24↑ 0.32 %
Gold Spot$ 1,788.131↑ 4.86↑ 0.27 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 84.8000
GBP 1BDT 117.0918
EUR 1BDT 100.5728





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