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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Important Business News Extracts April 29, 2020

US stock index futures jump

US stock index futures climbed higher on Tuesday ahead of the next round of quarterly earnings reports, with investors also keenly looking at the safety of reopening economies hit hard by the coronavirus-induced shutdowns. Wall Street kicked off the week on a strong note Monday as several US states allowed businesses to reopen after a near total halt in activity to contain the outbreak. Powered by a raft of US monetary and fiscal stimulus, all three major stock indexes are now within 20 per cent of their record closing highs.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/us-stock-index-futures-jump-1588088502

Asian markets mostly up

Asian stocks mostly rose Tuesday as investors track government moves to ease lockdown measures around the world, helping extend the previous day’s rally, but US oil prices suffered another collapse. While data is beginning to highlight the impact coronavirus has had on economies, markets have been buoyed in recent days by news that some of the worst-hit countries are finally seeing infection and death rates slow to levels not seen for a month. However, profit-taking and concern that some containment measures could be lifted too soon-leading to a possible second wave of infections-are tempering any surge across markets. Hong Kong added more than one percent, Seoul gained 0.6 percent and Taipei put on 0.5 percent. Manila put on more than two percent while Jakarta climbed 0.3 percent, Singapore gained 0.2 percent and Mumbai was up 0.8 percent. Wellington surged more than three percent as investors returned from a long weekend when New Zealand declared victory in its battle against the virus and considered lifting restrictions.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/asian-markets-mostly-up-1588088542

Coca-Cola BD pledges Tk 115m to combat against Covid-19

As the need to step up relief efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, Coca-Cola in Bangladesh has committed an initial support of Tk 115 million towards helping the healthcare system and communities through food package and distribution of beverages to combat the crisis and contain the spread of the pandemic, according to a press release. The relief programmes initiated by Coca-Cola in Bangladesh aims at benefiting and positively impacting over 5.0 million lives across the country.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade-market/coca-cola-bd-pledges-tk-115m-to-combat-against-covid-19-1588089087

Nagad declared as emergency service

Nagad, Bangladesh post Office’s financial service, has been enlisted as an emergency service by the government. Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification to this end recently, said a Nagad press release on Tuesday, reports BSS. Nagad employees have been working since the beginning of government declared general holidays in this COVID-19 gripped situation. As many as 70,000 outlet services of Nagad across the country have remained open to ensure emergency financial service for the people. The release said Nagad retailers can continue their businesses after the government declares Nagad as emergency service.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade-market/nagad-declared-as-emergency-service-1588089105

City Bank Amex cardholders can pay credit card bill through bKash

Card members of locally issued American Express Credit Cards from City Bank can now pay their credit card bills anytime from anywhere through bKash app seamlessly. This new service will facilitate card members to make payment on time without waiting in queues at the bank counters or chances of missing deadline. It will reduce the extra load on bank counters as well. Particularly, amid this Covid-19 crisis, City Bank American Express cardmembers need not take any risk of going to bank as they can safely pay credit card bills from their home, maintaining social distance. Any bKash user having City Bank American Express Credit Card can avail this opportunity. Cardmembers can pay credit card bill in BDT and there is no limit for the bill payment. For City Bank American Express Credit Card bill payment, 1 per cent charge will be applied for cardmembers. However, as a promotional offer from bKash, cardmembers will get 1 per cent instant cashback on credit card bill payment amount with a limit of up to 200 Tk, valid from 26 April to 31 May.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/city-bank-amex-cardholders-can-pay-credit-card-bill-through-bkash-1588088476

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
↓ 32.23↓ 0.13 %
FTSE1005958.50↑ 111.71↑ 1.91 %
Nikkei 22519771.19↓ 12.03↓ 0.06 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 13.53↑ 1.19↑ 9.64 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 21.05↑ 0.59↑ 2.88 %
Gold Spot$ 1711.04↑ 3.25↑ 0.19 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 83.3142
GBP 1BDT 103.651
EUR 1BDT 90.2994
INR 1BDT 1.10384





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