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 January 19, 2020

BB allows BASIS members to use co-branded credit cards

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has allowed digital marketing payments through co-branded credit cards for the BASIS member companies. Payments to Facebook, Google and other social media platforms are now being authorised by co-branded cards, according to a recent circular issued by the central bank in response to a request from the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). Earlier, the association put forward some proposals to the BB for allowing such payment method to expand their businesses, said a BASIS statement. The meetings were informed that there are about 1,000 agencies – big and small – involved in the growing digital marketing industry. Besides, there are numerous freelancers, production houses, content creators and many others involved in the sector. The industry employs an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 people, who are constantly creating numerous digital content and business services, and delivering various digital media services.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade-market/bb-allows-basis-members-to-use-co-branded-credit-cards-1579361421

Annual Managers’ Conference 2020 of Dhaka Bank

Branch managers, branch operations managers and head of different divisions and units from the head office posing at the Annual Managers’ Conference 2020 of Dhaka Bank Limited at a city hotel on Saturday while the bank’s Chairman Reshadur Rahman, Managing Director (Current Charge) Emranul Huq, directors and senior executives were present.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade-market/branch-managers-branch-operations-managers-and-head-of-different-divisions-and-units-from-the-head-office-posing-at-the-annual-managers-1579361608

Agent banking growing fast in Bangladesh

Agent banking is expanding rapidly across the country with the amount of deposits by the accountholders exceeded Tk 52 billion in the last financial year, according to a Bangladesh Bank (BB) data. About 82 per cent of total customers in agent banking service are rural people and among them, 60 per cent are female, they added. According to a Bangladesh Bank data, total deposits by agent banking accountholders stood at Tk 5,284.46 crore at the end of June of fiscal year 2018-2019 (FY ’19) from Tk 2,012.77 crore in the previous fiscal year.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/agent-banking-growing-fast-in-bangladesh-1579362479

About 0.4m Bangladeshis working in Qatar

Currently about 0.4 million (400,000) Bangladeshi workers are working in Qatar, playing an important role in the economic development of the mineral-rich Gulf country and Bangladesh. Qatar’s Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem made the comment after a bilateral meeting with State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel in Doha, capital of Qatar, reports UNB.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/about-04m-bangladeshis-working-in-qatar-1579362726

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
DSEX4,149.82957↑ 2.01↑ 2.01 %
↑ 81.63↑ 0.17 %
FTSE1007,674.56↑ 64.75↑ 0.85 %
Nikkei 22524,041.26↑ 108.13↑ 0.45 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 58.54↑ 0.02↑ 0.03 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 64.85↑ 0.23↑ 0.36 %
Gold Spot$ 1,557.24↑ 4.73↑ 0.30 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 83.1867
GBP 1BDT 108.169
EUR 1BDT 92.2366
INR 1BDT 1.16973





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