AKM Zamir Uddin

Senior Staff Reporter covering the economy and banking sector in Bangladesh for 14 years

BB begins forex reporting as per IMF manual

Bangladesh Bank yesterday began publishing foreign currency reserves as per the International Monetary Fund’s BPM6 manual, in a move that will ensure that the country’s dollar stockpile is reported accurately.

11m ago

A new era dawns in trade with India

Bangladesh, India to begin bilateral trade in rupee from July 11

11m ago

Higher NPL burden for banking sector

The banking sector is burdened by a high non-performing loan (NPL) and will need to continue measures to beef up supervision and accelerate loan recovery, according to the Bangladesh Bank.

11m ago

Forex reserve rises past $31b

The country’s foreign exchange reserves rose past $31 billion yesterday after three multilateral lenders provided $925 million to Bangladesh. 

11m ago

Extension of bank directors’ tenure: A huge blow to banking sector

Allowing directors to stay on for 12 years will deal a huge blow to the financial health of banks, which are already facing several crises, including a lack of corporate governance in recent years, say experts.

12m ago

Tight monetary policy, but is it enough?

On the surface, the monetary policy appears to be tuned to the need of the hour: bring down inflation and conserve reserves. But it comes caving down on careful reading.

1y ago

Can new monetary policy crush inflation?

The Bangladesh Bank may today raise its key interest rates to tame inflationary pressure but the attempt might go in vain since the monetary authority may not withdraw the interest rate cap on loans in a true sense. 

1y ago

11 banks facing a capital shortfall of Tk 33,575cr

Eleven banks in Bangladesh faced a collective capital shortfall of Tk 33,575 crore in March, up 9.3 per cent from a quarter ago, in a reflection of their worsening financial health caused by persisting irregularities and lack of governance, central bank data showed.  

1y ago
July 14, 2023
July 14, 2023

BB begins forex reporting as per IMF manual

Bangladesh Bank yesterday began publishing foreign currency reserves as per the International Monetary Fund’s BPM6 manual, in a move that will ensure that the country’s dollar stockpile is reported accurately.

July 9, 2023
July 9, 2023

A new era dawns in trade with India

Bangladesh, India to begin bilateral trade in rupee from July 11

July 7, 2023
July 7, 2023

Higher NPL burden for banking sector

The banking sector is burdened by a high non-performing loan (NPL) and will need to continue measures to beef up supervision and accelerate loan recovery, according to the Bangladesh Bank.

June 27, 2023
June 27, 2023

Forex reserve rises past $31b

The country’s foreign exchange reserves rose past $31 billion yesterday after three multilateral lenders provided $925 million to Bangladesh. 

June 25, 2023
June 25, 2023

Extension of bank directors’ tenure: A huge blow to banking sector

Allowing directors to stay on for 12 years will deal a huge blow to the financial health of banks, which are already facing several crises, including a lack of corporate governance in recent years, say experts.

June 19, 2023
June 19, 2023

Tight monetary policy, but is it enough?

On the surface, the monetary policy appears to be tuned to the need of the hour: bring down inflation and conserve reserves. But it comes caving down on careful reading.

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

Can new monetary policy crush inflation?

The Bangladesh Bank may today raise its key interest rates to tame inflationary pressure but the attempt might go in vain since the monetary authority may not withdraw the interest rate cap on loans in a true sense. 

June 16, 2023
June 16, 2023

11 banks facing a capital shortfall of Tk 33,575cr

Eleven banks in Bangladesh faced a collective capital shortfall of Tk 33,575 crore in March, up 9.3 per cent from a quarter ago, in a reflection of their worsening financial health caused by persisting irregularities and lack of governance, central bank data showed.  

June 14, 2023
June 14, 2023

Deposit growth rises, loan growth falls

The deposit growth in the banking sector of Bangladesh rose in the first quarter of 2023 from a quarter ago as businesses prefer to park funds with lenders instead of making investments amid the ongoing economic slowdown and uncertainty.  

June 11, 2023
June 11, 2023

Brac Bank plans to double business by 2025

Brac Bank Ltd has planned to double its business by 2025 with a view to catering banking services to people from all walks of life, said its managing director, Selim RF Hussain. 

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