Category: Bangladesh Bank (BB)

Kamal says fully foreign-owned cos no more to be allowed

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that the foreign companies will be required to have local partners for doing business in Bangladesh as the government wants to bring them under the tax net. ‘No foreign company can do business alone here any longer,’ he told reporters on Thursday after… – Continue reading

Ensure foreign taxpayers have NBR certificates before allowing DTAA benefits

Bangladesh Bank on Monday asked all banks to ensure that foreigners have clearance certificates from the National Board of Revenue before allowing them tax benefits under double taxation avoidance agreement. Foreign Currency Policy Department of the central bank in a letter to the head offices of approved dealer banks suggested… – Continue reading

AB Bank, SIBL tender unconditional apology to BB for irregularities in buyer’s credit

AB Bank Limited and Social Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) have tendered their “unconditional apology” after a Bangladesh Bank (BB) investigation revealed irregularities in buyer’s credit issued to some business houses by their offshore banking units. It was found that some debtors had shirked loan repayment, while yet others had utilised… – Continue reading

Taka continues to fall against dollar

The taka has continued to fall against the dollar for two weeks now after nearly one year of an unchanged exchange rate, according to data from the Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association. “Market forces are determining the exchange rate,” said Kazi Sayedur Rahman, general manager of Bangladesh Bank’s foreign exchange… – Continue reading

Central bank agrees to weigh forex rules bending

Bangladesh Bank will take all possible measures to liberalise country’s foreign-exchange rules and regulations for attracting foreign investors to a number of proposed economic zones. The decision was taken at a meeting between the central bank and the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) at the BB headquarters Tuesday. Presided over… – Continue reading

New transfer pricing monitoring unit to detect illicit outflows, says Atiur

Bangladesh authorities are working with counterparts abroad to recover proceeds of corruption (‘stolen assets’), in terms of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman has said. The central bank chief disclosed this while speaking at an event title Addressing the Linkage Illicit Flows and… – Continue reading

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2015, Asia Pacific

The ‘Green Governor’ has a reputation for innovative thinking and problem solving. He is renowned for his support of the agriculture sector and his focus on SME as well as green banking. As one of the most progressive and well-respected Central Bank Governors in the world, United World discusses Bangladesh’s… – Continue reading

Bangladesh Bank summons HSBC officials over money laundering reports

Bangladesh central bank has summoned local HSBC officials over recent reports in global media alleging the bank’s involvement in helping clients to evade taxes. The multinational bank’s Dhaka officials have been asked to come to the Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Thursday. “Recent media reports claim that a lot of people… – Continue reading