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 May 15, 2023

Bangladesh receives $774M in remittance in first 12 days of May

Expatriates have sent $774 million to the country through the banking channel in the first 12 days of May. Majority of the earnings came through the country’s 43 private banks, amounting to $622 million. The state-owned banks brought in $148 million followed by around $3 million through foreign banks. Earlier, within the first 14 days of April, the country received $959 million in remittance and $1.68 billion over the entire month. The earnings were comparatively low given the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr in April. Banks now offer Tk108 per dollar as per the latest decision of the Association of Bankers Bangladesh (ABB) and the Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association (BAFEDA).

Source: https://www.tbsnews.net/economy/bangladesh-receives-774m-remittance-may-631750

Bangladesh, Vietnam eye FTA to boost economic relations

Bangladesh and Vietnam have agreed to explore possibilities of concluding a bilateral free trade agreement in order to add further substance to the steadily increasing bilateral trade and economic relations between the two regional countries, particularly in context of the LDC graduation of Bangladesh.

Source: https://www.newagebd.net/article/201683/bangladesh-vietnam-eye-fta-to-boost-economic-relations

Dubai-based firm Realiste eyes Saudi Arabia’s growing market

Dubai-based firm Realiste, a personal artificial intelligence assistant for real estate investments has set ambitious growth objectives with Saudi Arabia as a key market. Founded in December 2021, the company is a proptech startup that develops AI-powered products for real estate investing with market forecasts that extend up to three years. The company aspires to be the first real estate exchange that can help to identify the most profitable options in the market, allow purchase online within seconds directly from developers, and manage all the purchased assets in one place.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/dubai-based-firm-realiste-eyes-saudi-arabias-growing-market-1684086247

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DJIA$ 33,300.62
↓ 8.89↓ 0.03 %
FTSE100$ 7,754.62↑ 24.04↑ 0.31 %
Nikkei 225$ 29,626.34↑ 238.04↑ 0.81 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 69.91↓ 0.13↓ 0.19 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 73.99↓ 0.18↓ 0.24 %
Gold Spot$ 2,014.93↑ 4.16↑ 0.21 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 108.0000
BDT 108.0000

*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