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  • Bangladesh Bank launches mobile app

    Banks now to get cheaper BB funds

    Bangladesh Bank has made funds cheaper for all banks by reducing its repo rate by 75 basis points to 6 percent.

  • HSC examinations 2018

    BB orders watch on mobile money transfers

    To prevent question leaks from marring the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations, Bangladesh Bank orders for a close watch on mobile financial transactions.

  • Cyber security

    Malaysia’s central bank foils unauthorised fund transfer attempts

    Malaysia’s central bank says it detected and foiled an attempted cyber attack and efforts to transfer funds without authorisation using falsified SWIFT messages.

  • Bangladesh Bank launches mobile app

    BB launches mobile app to hear complaint

    Financial Integrity and Customer Services Department (FICSD) of Bangladesh Bank (BB) introduce mobile app to ease the procedure of filing compliant of clients.

  • Act now to save banks from graft

    Noted citizens, including economists and former caretaker government advisers, yesterday urged the government to ensure punishment of perpetrators of crimes in the banking sector.

  • Bangladesh Bank logo

    Cash incentive rules flouted

    Kuliarchar Sea Foods, a Cox's Bazar-based fish exporter, withdrew about Tk 19 crore in cash incentives from Mercantile Bank last year, violating government rules.

  • Bangladesh Bank logo

    BB seeks to curb excessive lending

    Bangladesh Bank yesterday announced its new monetary policy for January-June with a target to tighten money supply and curb excessive lending, which is likely to raise interest rates and hurt businesses and consumers.

  • 8 State Bank Recruitment examinations

    Recruitment tests of 8 state-run banks cancelled

    Amid protest of the candidates, Bankers’ Selection Committee cancels the recruitment tests for eight state-run banks.

  • Bangladesh bank protest

    Bank recruitment test: BB calls emergency meeting amid protest

    Bangladesh Bank calls an emergency meeting tomorrow following protests over mismanagement in the recruitment test of the eight state-run banks a few days ago.

  • Dewan Mujibur Rahman

    SC upholds BB decision to remove NRBC Bank's MD

    The Supreme Court upholds the Bangladesh Bank decision to remove the Managing Director of NRB Commercial Bank, Dewan Mujibur Rahman.

  • Finance Minister AMA Muhith

    Left-leaning parties nonsense: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith criticises the left-leaning political parties for their programme of laying siege to Bangladesh Bank protesting irregularities in the banking sector.

  • Recruitment examination eight government banks

    Recruitment exam of 8 banks Jan 12

    Recruitment examination of eight government banks and financial institutions for 1663 vacant posts is scheduled to be held on January 12.

  • BB must act to protect depositors' interests

    Although protecting depositors' interests is one of the key responsibilities of Bangladesh Bank, those interests are not being safeguarded, former BB governor Atiur Rahman alleged yesterday.

  • Farmers Bank Managing Director AKM Shameem

    Farmers Bank MD removed

    Bangladesh Bank removes Farmers Bank Managing Director AKM Shameem as he failed to maintain the rules of the central bank.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    BB, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

    Bangladesh's central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world's biggest cyber-heists, several sources say.

  • Farmers Bank Limited

    Farmers Bank: It now has 3 months to sort itself out

    Bangladesh Bank yesterday gave the cash-strapped Farmers Bank a breathing space of three months to address its current crisis.

  • income tax

    Banks remain open till 8pm today, tomorrow

    Banks will remain open today and tomorrow until 8:00pm to help people pay taxes and submit income tax returns within the given deadline.

  • Farmers Bank Debacle: BB measures not enough

    Bangladesh Bank responded very late in dealing with the ailing Farmers Bank, former central bank governors and senior economists said.

  • Farmers Bank Managing Director

    BB wants removal of Farmers Bank MD

    Bangladesh Bank has sent a letter to Farmers Bank to remove its Managing Director AKM Shamim.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    2 more pvt banks in the offing

    Bangladesh Bank is completing the primary process for issuing licences to two more private banks, which analysts claimed would be detrimental to the banking industry and the economy as a whole.

  • JS committee forms body to probe Agrani Bank ‘loan scam'

    A parliamentary body is formed a three-member sub-committee to give recommendations on a Bangladesh Bank report that got huge irregularities in giving loans from the state-run Agrani Bank.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    BB to release new notes from Aug 27

    Bangladesh Bank is to release new currency notes for Taka 5 and Taka 100 in the market ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha from August 27.

  • Cabinet

    4 of a family can be bank directors

    The cabinet approves a draft law, which allows four members of a family to be directors of a bank. The existing law permits two members of a family for the director posts. The cabinet today approved the draft law at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Secretariat in Dhaka with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

  • Fire safety at BB HQ 'inadequate'

    Fire safety measures were not adequate at the Bangladesh Bank headquarters in the capital's Motijheel, according to a top fire service official.

  • Bangladesh Bank building fire under control

    The fire at the headquarters of Bangladesh Bank in Motijheel area of Dhaka has been brought under control after around an hour. Twelve units of firefighters douse the fire that originated on the 13th floor of the 32-storey building.

  • Return the cyber heist money

    The much-talked about Bangladesh Bank (BB) cyber heist of USD 81 million entered a new twist as Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) of the Philippines has stated that there is no need for it to return USD 2.7 million as it was “negligence” on the part of BB that led to the heist in the first place.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    SC directs to ease convicts’ fine payment process

    The Supreme Court issues directives for easing the process of paying fines of the convicts to be released from jail.

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    No plan to sue Fed, SWIFT: BB

    Bangladesh's central bank says it has reversed its plans to sue the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the SWIFT money transfer network, and instead intends to seek their help recovering $81 million stolen by cyber thieves in February.

  • Bangladesh nears recovery of US$81m stolen funds

    Bangladesh Bank is a step closer to recovering a portion of the US$81 million fund stolen by hackers from its account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, reports The Philippine Star.

  • Bank branches at markets to stay open until July 4

    To facilitate the shopping spree ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, branches of banks around marketplaces all over the country will remain open until July 4.