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DSE General Index  4547.99  4540.61  0.16% 
Forex reserve (in billion$)   22.08  22.11  
Call money rate  5.5%-7.0%  5.5%-7.0%  
DIBOR   6.0131       5.9583  
Kerb market US$ rate  78.90-79.20  79.00-79.20  
Inter-bank US$-BDT rate  77.43  77.43  
BC-selling US$-BDT rate  77.9078  77.9245  
TT-clean US$-BDT rate  76.9078  76.9245  

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bangladeshs-stocks-slip-to-red-after-four-week Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh’s stocks edged marginally lower last week after steadily rising for the four straight weeks as investors realised some profit and pursued somewhat cautious stance. DSEX, the prime index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), stayed above the 4,500 points ‘psychological’ threshold for the last two weeks and closed at 4,547.06 points, shedding 7.45 points or 0.16 percent from the week before. However, the other two indices managed to close positive. The DS30,...


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seanza-central-banking-course-begins-in-bangladesh-Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The 29th  SEANZA (South East Asia, New Zealand, and Australia) Central...


gap-goes-to-india-for-new-customers  New York (BBN)-US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40...

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yield-on-10-year-bgtbs-falls-significantly- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The interest rate on the Bangladesh Government Treasury Bonds (BGTBs) felt significantly on Tuesday, as commercial banks rushed to offer bids in the auction, treasury officials said. The yield, generally known as interest rate, on 10-year BGTBs came down to 11.33 per cent on the day from 11.59 per cent of the previous auction, held on July 15 last, according to the central bank statistics. Eighty bids amounting to BDT 24.78 billion were offered against pre-targeted...
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bangladeshs-stocks-end-higher-for-2nd-day  Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks closed higher for the second straight session on Tuesday with significant improvement in turnover due to strong buying and selling pressure.DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 26.30 points or 0.57 percent to close at 4,590.65 points.The DSE Shariah Index advanced 2.45 points or 0.23 percent to close at 1,065.47 points. However, the DS30, comprising blue chips closed negative with losing 0.03 points to 1,728.41...
burger-king-in-takeover-talks-with-tim-hortons  Toronto, Canada (BBN)-Burger King has said it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.A merger would create the world's third-largest fast-food combine, one with a stock market value of about $18bn (£10.9bn; 13.6bn euros), reports BBC.At close of the US stock market on Monday, Burger King's shares were up by 19.5%, and those in Tim Hortons by 19%.The firms have said that any new group would have its HQ in Canada, where corporate taxes are lower.These...
bangladesh-bank-withdraws-bdt4254bn-from-market-monday- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Bangladesh Bank (BB) withdrew BDT 42.54 billion from the market through reverse REPO auction on Monday, officials said. Ten bids of 1-day tenor amounting total of BDT 42.54 billion were received and all the bids were accepted. The rate of interest of reverse REPO was 5.25 percent. On the other hand, the central bank injected more than BDT 1.03bn in the market through providing liquidity support to the banks on the same day, they added. Two primary dealers and...
bangladeshs-stocks-see-sharp-gain- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) - The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed sharp gain in early hours of trading on Tuesday, the third trading day of the week.DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by 45.43 points or 0.99 percent to stand at 4,609.78 points after first 30 minutes of trade when the report was filed at 11am.The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced by 15.76 points or 0.91 percent to stands at 1,072.83 points.  The DS30 index, comprising blue chips...
idpl-gets-bdt-435m-syndicated-loan- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The facility agreement of syndicated term loan facility of BDT 435 million for Infinity Data & Power Ltd (IDPL) was signed between Infinity Data & Power Ltd (IDPL) and participating lenders. GSP Finance Company (Bangladesh) Limited, Trust Bank Ltd, Union Capital Limited, National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited, Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited, Pubali Bank Limited, FAS Finance and Investment Limited and IIDFC Ltd financed the project for setting up plant for...
citi-roadshow-on-etf-begins-in-bangladesh-tuesday Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The US-based Citibank, N.A. Bangladesh is organizing a roadshow on Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) across Bangladesh. Bangladesh Bank (BB) Deputy Governor Nazneen Sultana will inaugurate the roadshow on Tuesday at a city hotel. Following the inaugural session, Noel Saminathan, Managing Director and Head of Cash Product, Southeast Asia, Citi will conduct a work session on "Electronic Payment Development in Southeast Asia and Aspirations for Bangladesh". Through this...
far-east-knitting-makes-debut-aug-28 Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Share trading of Far East Knitting and Dyeing Industries Ltd (FEKDIL) will commence at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) from August 28 (Thursday) under ‘N’ category, officials said. Far East Knitting and Dyeing is the 34th listed company under the ‘textile’ sector in the Dhaka bourse while it is the 30th listed firm in the CSE under the ‘textile & clothing’ sector. The company’s IPO subscription was held on June 15 to June 19 for...
bsccl-declares-10pc-cash-dividend- Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The board of directors of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) has recommended 10 percent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2014, said an office disclosure on Monday.The annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on October 12, 2014 at 11am at the Hotel ‘Ocean Paradise’, Cox’sbazar. Record date: 04.09.2014. The Company has also reported EPS (without fair valuation surplus) of BDT 2.42, NAV per share of BDT 27.05 and NOCFPS of BDT 0.90 for the year...
pragati-life-ins-places-to-z-category Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Pragati Life Insurance will be placed in “Z” category from existing “A” category with effect from August 26, 2014 as the company did not recommend any dividend, said a Dhaka Stock Exchange statement posted on its website on Monday. The DSE statement also said: “The Stock Brokers and Merchant Bankers are requested not to provide loan facilities to purchase securities of Pragati Life Insurance Limited starting from August 26, 2014”. The board of directors of Pragati...
bangladeshs-stocks-open-positive Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The prices of most of the shares at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend in early hours of trading on Monday, the second trading day of the week.DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by 10.38 points or 0.22 percent to stand at 4,550.99 points after first 30 minutes of trade when the report was filed at 11am.The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced by 1.04 points or 0.08 percent to stands at 1,061.20 points.  However, the DS30...

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Exchange Rate

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Currency Selling Buying
USD 79.50  78.00 
GBP 128.30 124.30
EUR 103.10 99.10
JPY 0.7571 0.7322
S-Riyal 21.00 20.00
S-Dollar 63.50 61.50
M-Ringit 24.50 23.00
K-Dinnar 255.00 245.00
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