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    Bad loans jump fourfold in 9 years

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:32am on November 23, 2018

    Defaulted loans rose by almost fourfold until the penultimate year of the successive tenure of the Awami League-led government amidst series of loan scams with...

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    Farm loan release drops by 13.7pc in 4 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2018

    Disbursements of farm loans by banks dropped by 13.74 per cent in July-October period of the current financial year 2018-2019 compared with the same period...

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    Punitive measures against perpetrators are the answer

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2018

    THE Financial Institutions Division’s plan to train directors to safeguard interests of state-owned banks sounds farcical as it is unlikely to work....

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    FID to train directors to save scam-hit public banks

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:41am on November 18, 2018

    The Financial Institutions Division begins a programme in Dhaka today to train directors to safeguard interests of state-owned banks amidst expert scepticism about any positive...

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    SME should get more priority, businessmen in a seminar

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 11:57pm on November 07, 2018

    Businessmen on Wednesday in a seminar urged the government to give more priority on the country’s SME sector as it can play a pivotal role...

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    Community Bank Bangladesh of police becomes 59th scheduled bank

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank has listed as scheduled bank the newly-approved Community Bank Bangladesh Ltd of Bangladesh Police Kalyan Trust amid criticisms that the sector was already...

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    3 more banking licences to be granted on political ground: Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on November 02, 2018

    Finance minister A M A Muhith on Thursday said that new banking licences were granted to entrepreneurs on ‘political grounds’ in the sector already overcrowded...

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    Indian govt stresses RBI has autonomy as markets tumble

    Reuters . New Delhi/Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on November 01, 2018

    The government stressed on Wednesday that the autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is ‘essential’ as it sought to calm investors worried about...

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    BB gives nod to bank for police

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:54pm on October 29, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday decided to award licence to Community Bank Bangladesh of Bangladesh Police and withheld the applications of three other proposed banks. The...

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    BB serves notices on nine banks for dollar rate violation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:14am on October 29, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank on Sunday issued show-cause notices to nine banks for selling dollars at rates higher than the inter-bank exchange rate set by the central...