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 October 18, 2021

Bangladesh now has 150 green garment factories – highest in the globe

Bangladesh now has the highest number of green garment factories in the globe with the Leadership in Environmental and Energy in Design (LEED) certification given by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Even a few months ago, the number of green buildings was 144, but this month the tally touched 150 with the last one’s inclusion in the list on October 7, according to Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Of the 150, some 44 are platinum rated, 93 are gold, 9 are silver standard and four are just certified. Some 500 more garment factories are waiting to be certified LEED by the USGBC. Currently, nine of the top 10 green garment factories and 40 of the top 100 are located in Bangladesh.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/bangladesh-now-has-150-green-garment-factories-highest-the-globe-2200791

 Int’l trade summit from Oct 26

A week-long international trade and investment summit will be organised from October 26 celebrating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence. The virtual “Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2021” will be jointly hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI). Bangladesh has made remarkable progress, especially in electricity generation and infrastructure development, which is an added advantage to attracting foreign trade and investment. A total of 552 companies from 38 countries, along with Bangladesh, of five continents will participate in 450 business-to-business matchmaking sessions, which will help explore new business opportunities and attract FDI.

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/business/economy/news/intl-trade-summit-oct-26-2201076

Southeast Bank launched five agent banking outlets

Southeast Bank Limited launched five agent banking outlets. The Bank formally launched three ‘Tijarah’-Islamic Agent Banking outlets at Rayarmahal Bazar, Khulna; Kumudini College Gate, Tangail; Bisot Bazar, Satkhira; and two Conventional Agent Banking Outlets at Sagorika Shopping Mall, Noapara Bus stand, Avoynagar, Jessore and Bhanga Court Par Bazar, Faridpur. M. Kamal Hossain, Managing Director of Southeast Bank Limited, inaugurated the formal operation of 3 Islamic and 2 Conventional Agent Banking outlets.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/southeast-bank-launched-five-agent-banking-outlets-1634493700

DESCO EPS rises sharply

Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) saw a sharp rise in EPS (earnings per share) for the year ended on June 30, 2021 compared to same period of previous year. The company’s EPS rose 61 per cent or Tk 0.71 to close at Tk 1.86 for the year ended on June 30, 2021 from Tk 1.15 reported for previous year. The company has also reported its NAV per share of Tk. 65.24 and NOCFPS of Tk. 14.82 for the year ended on June 30, 2021 as against Tk. 46.76 and Tk. 11.10 respectively for the same period of the previous year. For the year ended on June 30, 2021 the company has recommended 10 per cent cash dividend. DESCO, presently an ‘A’ category company, was listed on stock exchanges in 2006. The government holds 67.66 per cent of DESCO while institutes hold 23.76 per cent shares, foreigners 0.06 per cent and general public 8.52 per cent as on September 30, 2021.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/desco-eps-rises-sharply-1634493559

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DJIA$ 35,294.76
↑ 382.20 ↑ 1.09 %
FTSE100$ 7,234.03↑ 26.32↑ 0.37 %
Nikkei 225$ 29,010.17 ↓ 58.46↓ 0.20 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 83.51↑ 1.23↑ 1.49 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 85.75↑ 0.89↑ 1.05 %
Gold Spot$ 1,767.95↑ 0.33↑ 0.02 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 85.6500
GBP 1BDT 117.8030
EUR 1BDT 99.3883





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.

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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,

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Managing Director & CEO
Dhaka Bank Limited