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DSE General Index  4470.77  4513.11  
Forex reserve (in billion$)   20.03  23.05  
Call money rate  7.5%-8.0%  7.5%-8.0%  
DIBOR   7.5954     7.5954  
Kerb market US$ rate  78.50-78.80      78.40-78.90  
Inter-bank US$-BDT rate  77.80  77.80  
BC-selling US$-BDT rate  78.1863  78.1863  
TT-clean US$-BDT rate  77.1833  77.1863  

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thursdays-morning-business-round-up-of-bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - The BBN has prepared the morning business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals in Bangladesh.Some Tk 760b bagged by 61 big borrowers from banksNearly 15 per cent of the total outstanding loans of the country's banking system belong to only 61 of big borrowers, bankers and experts said. The large borrowers -- both individual and organisational -- received Tk 760 billion (Tk 76,000 crore) from different commercial banks to run their...


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bangladeshs-forex-reserve-crosses-2303b-again- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh’s foreign exchange (forex) reserve crossed the US$23 billion-mark...


bangladesh-political-unrest-threat-to-apparel-supply-chainUK (BBN)-The escalating political crisis in Bangladesh poses a severe threat to international clothing...

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icc-president-kamal-resigns-Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-International Cricket Council President AHM Mustafa Kamal resigned from his post Wednesday. He made the declaration at a press conference at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on his arrival from Australia. Kamal’s resignation came after the umpiring injustice to Bangladesh during the second semifinal match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between India and Bangladesh on March 19 in Melbourne of Australia.He was also protesting the row over handing the...
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euro-weakness-helps-manufactures-pmi-surveyUS (BBN)-Manufacturing and jobs are picking up in the eurozone thanks to the weaker euro, according to a survey.Markit's purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector rose to a 10-month high of 52.2 in March as eurozone factories benefited from the weaker currency, reports BBC.It is the 23rd consecutive month that the index has been over 50, indicating growth rather than contraction.Companies created jobs at the quickest pace for three and a half years."March saw the sharpest...
-sc-rejects-plea-of-pakistanis-stranded-in-bangladeshIslamabad, Pakistan (BBN)-The Supreme Court of Pakistan has dismissed the petition of Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh after the foreign office submitted a report that there are large number of Biharis in Bangladesh who do not want to be repatriated to Pakistan.A three-member bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, hearing the case, ruled that neither the petitioner (Stranded Pakistanis General Repatriation Committee) is an affected party nor has locus standi in the case, reports The...
pressure-builds-on-key-yemen-city Aden, Yemen (BBN)-Fighting in the Yemeni city of Aden has intensified as Houthi rebels try to seize control of the city.Concern is growing over the number of casualties after heavy clashes between local militia fighters and rebel forces, reports BBC.Witnesses have reported bodies lying in the street after rebel shelling and sniper attacks.The fierce fighting has continued despite airstrikes on Houthi forces by a Saudi-led coalition.Houthi rebels allied with troops loyal to the former President Ali...
stocks-down-at-opening-amid-volatilityDhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend in early hour of trading on Thursday amid choppy trading, the last session of the week.DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 6.37 points or 0.14 per cent to reach at 4,506.73 points after first 30 minutes of trade when the report was filed at 11:00am.The two others indices also saw downward trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips lost 3.85 points or 0.22 per cent to reach...
25000-foreign-fighters-joined-is-united-nationsNew York (BBN)-More than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS), according to a UN report.Experts have said that the flow of foreign fighters is "higher than it has ever been historically".Fighters from at least 100 countries have travelled to areas such as Iraq, Syria, Libya and Pakistan, reports BBC.The report states that this poses an immediate and long-term threat to global security.It said that the number of foreign fighters has...
54-die-in-russia-trawler-capsizeRussia (BBN)-Russian trawler has sunk off the Kamchatka peninsula, with 54 sailors so far confirmed dead.Sixty-three people have been rescued, many suffering from hypothermia, according to a maritime rescue centre in Russia's Far East, reports BBC.The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank.Seventy-eight of the crew were Russian, with the remainder coming from countries including Latvia, Ukraine, Myanmar and Vanuatu.The Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, 330 km...
whatsapp-free-voice-calling-now-available-to-all-android-usersCalifornia, US (BBN)-WhatsApp calling has finally arrived. WhatsApp users will need to update to version 2.12.5 (or above) from Google Play. If the update is not available directly from Google Play, users can get the latest version from here, reports The Indian Express. The calling feature will automatically get activated after updating the app. Both caller and receiver has to update to the latest version to use the calling feature.WhatsApp calling allow users to call other WhatsApp users for free....
stop-cattle-smuggling-to-bangladesh-indian-ministerWest Bengal, India (BBN)-Days after advocating a nationwide ban on cow slaughter, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asked BSF jawans deployed along the Indo-Bangla border to put a complete halt to smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh so that people there give up eating beef. "I am told prices of beef in Bangladesh have gone up by 30 per cent recently due to heightened vigil by BSF against cattle smuggling. "You further intensify your vigil so that the cattle smuggling stops completely and...
india-markets-start-fy16-on-a-strong-note-sensex-ends-303-points-higherNew Delhi, India (BBN)-The BSE benchmark Sensex kick-started financial year 2015-16 on a strong note on the back of broad-based buying.The 50-share Nifty settled near its important psychological level of 8,600 led by gains in blue-chip counters like Sun Pharma, State Bank of India and ICICI Bank, reports NDTV.For the most part of the day the Indian benchmark indices traded on a flat note with a positive bias. The buying picked up pace in the last one hour of trade analysts said that the buying came...
trapped-indians-evacuated-from-yemenNew Delhi, India (BBN)-A group of 348 Indian nationals trapped in the fighting in Yemen have been evacuated and are on their way home, India's external affairs ministry said.They were picked up by an Indian navy ship from Aden late on Tuesday and are travelling to Djibouti from where air force planes will fly them home, reports BBC.The group includes more than 100 women and 25 children, reports say.A Saudi Arabian-led coalition has been targeting rebels in Yemen in support of President Abdabbuh...

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Currency Selling Buying
USD 78.50  77.00 
GBP 119.05 115.05
EUR 91.10 87.10
JPY 0.6747 0.6533
S-Riyal 20.00 19.00
S-Dollar 63.50 61.50
M-Ringit 24.50 23.00
K-Dinnar 255.00 245.00
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