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Important Business News Extracts May 20, 2020

RAKUB to disburse Tk 12b loans

Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) has set a target to disburse agricultural loan worth Tk 12 billion (Tk 1,200 crore under an incentive package loan programme in the country’s northwest zone, reports BSS. The loans will be disbursed among the targeted populations through the bank’s 383 branches in all 16 districts of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions within June, 2021. Meanwhile, the bank authority has disbursed loan worth Tk 4.1 million (Tk 41.06 lakh) under the special incentive package loan program among ten enlisted farmers at its LPO branch premises in Rajshahi city on Sunday through maintaining social distancing and other protective measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade-market/rakub-to-disburse-tk-12b-loans-1589903989

RSS Thread & Accessories to invest $6.0m at IEPZ

To sustain the economic drive, M/s RSS Thread and Accessories Limited is going to establish a garment accessories industry with an investment of US $6.0 million at Ishwardi Export Processing Zone (EPZ), reports BSS. This cent percent Bangladeshi owned company will produce annually 100.2 million pieces of RFID and Adhesive Label, Paper Tag or Card, Corrugated Carton, 33 million yards of Narrow Fabric and 15.5 square metres of corrugated board. RSS Thread and Accessories will create employment opportunities for 485 Bangladeshi nationals.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade-market/rss-thread-accessories-to-invest-60m-at-iepz-1589904053

HSBC campaign to offer support to 0.1m Covid-hit people

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in Bangladesh on Tuesday launched a corporate sustainability campaign to offer support to at least 100,000 people and beyond across the country whose lives have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Throughout the year, HSBC will continue such community initiatives under a broader platform of ‘Joy of Giving’. HSBC also wants to encourage other corporates and donors to contribute to the wider community by partnering with HSBC using ‘Joy of Giving’ platform.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/hsbc-campaign-to-offer-support-to-01m-covid-hit-people-1589902933

FICCI provides PPEs to DGHS

The Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) provided 11,000 units of high-quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), to help the nation in its fight against Covid-19, said a statement. Among these, 1,000 PPE units are specialised medical grade and rest 10,000 units are for frontline fighters at the hospitals, doctors, nurses, and relevant hospital staff who are extending medical services to coronavirus patients.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/ficci-provides-ppes-to-dghs-1589903130

Bengal Plastics launches two types of PPE

Bengal Plastics has introduced two types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)-face shields and eye protective goggles- under the guidance of the World Health Organization. Bengal Eye Protective Googles helps to protects the eyes and surrounding areas from dust, liquid, air, airborne bacteria or droplets from sneezing and coughing also helps to prevent the infection. company is going to launch another 2 new models of PPE- Bengal Disinfection Chamber & Bengal Classic Face Shield.

Source: https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/stock-corporate/bengal-plastics-launches-two-types-of-ppe-1589903169

Local and Global Stock Indices *

Index NameClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
↓ 390.51↓ 1.59 %
FTSE1006002.23↓ 46.36↓ 0.77 %
Nikkei 22520639.89↑ 206.44↑ 1.01 %

World Commodities *

CommodityClose ValueValue ChangePercentage Change
Crude Oil (WTI)$ 32.18↑ 0.22↑ 0.69 %
Crude Oil (Brent)$ 34.92↑ 0.27↑ 0.78 %
Gold Spot$ 1748.33↑ 3.28↑ 0.19 %

Major Currencies Exchange Rates Movement in Last Seven Days *

Exchange Rates
USD 1BDT 83.1793
GBP 1BDT 101.782
EUR 1BDT 90.9160
INR 1BDT 1.10625





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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Dhaka Bank Limited