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School savings drop despite rise in student accounts

Dhaka, March 27 -- The amount of money saved in school banking accounts has been dropping in recent months, according to the central bank, suggesting that the programme's growth may have stalled. How... Read More


Farm credit disbursement declined by 27.75pc to Tk 30.46b in Dec 2023

Dhaka, March 23 -- Agricultural credit disbursement witnessed a decline in December 2023 compared to that of the same month of 2022, according to Bangladesh Bank (BB) data. Such credit disbursement s... Read More


NBFIs see 37pc rise in unsettled loan defaults

Dhaka, March 17 -- Non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) are grappling with a surge in defaulted loans awaiting court settlements. Central bank data shows a rise of more than 37 per cent in just thr... Read More


FCBs' female workforce highest at 24.18pc

Dhaka, March 4 -- The numbers of female officers and employees at the foreign commercial banks remained higher than in the country's other types of banks in the July-December period of 2023. The fema... Read More


Agent banking: Lending surges to Tk 154.07b

Dhaka, Feb. 28 -- Lending through agent banking has surged to Tk 154.07 billion as of December 2023, marking an 8.56-percent increase over the previous quarter. And it has signalled a notable momentu... Read More


Food-grain imports drop over 42pc in July-December

Dhaka, Feb. 21 -- Bangladesh's food-grain imports from international markets plunged during the July-December period of fiscal year 2023-24, according to central bank data, amid ongoing import restric... Read More


BD nationals spend 18.87pc more in Dec than in Nov 2023

Dhaka, Feb. 19 -- Credit-card transactions by Bangladeshi nationals outside the country rose 18.87 per cent in December 2023 from the previous month (November), apparently as getting cash dollars from... Read More


Startup fund: Disbursements still lower than expected

Dhaka, Feb. 17 -- A good many scheduled banks are failing to adhere to the central bank's directives regarding the disbursement of startup funds, as the aggregate total distributed by these banks is n... Read More


Banking sector faces provision shortfall at Tk 192.61 billion

Dhaka, Feb. 13 -- Despite some banks maintaining provision surpluses, the provision deficit across the country's banking sector remains high at Tk 192.61 billion, according to central bank statistics.... Read More


CSR spending by Islamic banks dips in H1 2023

Dhaka, Feb. 6 -- Corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending by the country's Islamic banking sector fell nearly 30.95 per cent in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022, accord... Read More