The state-owned BASIC Bank Limited opened its 65th branch at Ishwarganj in Mymensing with online facilities on Saturday.
MA Sattar, MP, Mymensing-8 constituency inaugurated the branch while Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu, Chairman, BASIC Bank Limited was present as chief guest, said a press release.
Md Ruhul Alam, General Manager, BASIC Bank, moderated the function where Kazi Faqurul Islam, Managing Director of the bank presided over.
While speaking Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu, Chairman, BASIC Bank Limited said people consider BASIC bank as safe as it is wholly owned by the government. As a result, deposits with the bank have increased gradually.
The 78th branch of Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Limited (EXIM Bank) was inaugurated at Hemayetpur, Savar, Dhaka on Saturday.
Dr. Mohammed Haider Ali Miah, Managing Director and CEO of EXIM Bank inaugurated the branch as chief guest, said a press release.
Firoz Kabir, Upazila Chairman, Savar, M. Fariduddin Ahmed, Advisor, M. Sirajul Islam, Deputy Managing Director and Khondoker Rumy Ehsanul Haq senior executive of the bank, Shamsul Alam, MD, Abul Kashem, DMD of AKH Group and local elites were also present on the occasion.
South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited recently organised a seminar to exchange opinion and views among its officials.
Officials of various level of the bank attended at the seminar held at the corporate office of the bank, said a press release.
SM Amzad Hossain, Chairman of the bank was present at the meeting as the chief guest.
Md. Rafiqul Islam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank presided over the meeting.
Md Ghulam Nabi and Harun-ar-Rashid, Executive Vice Presidents of the bank were also present on the occasion.
A four-day-long training course on “Cash Management" was organised by Bank Asia Limited at Institute for Training and Development at Rangs Bhaban at Tejgoan in Dhaka recently.
The training course organised for the newly-recruited 29 tellers in an effort to improve their professional efficiency, said a press release.
Md. Mehmood Husain, President and Managing Director of the bank handed over the certificates to the participants at the concluding ceremony of the training programme.
Humaira Azam, Deputy Managing Director, Badruddin Ahmed, Training Counselor, Mamun Mahmud SVP and Head of HRD and Md. Azharul Islam, Vice President and Head of Training, were also present.
Expressing his concern over the ongoing political impasse, the Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Atiur Rahman said Saturday that country's all achievement will be ruined if destructive trend continues.
He also said the people of the country are looking forward to the politicians to save them from self-destructive politics.
"We have achieved some good economic indicators in the last few years. But, all of these are facing challenge due to the growing political instability and destructive activities," he said while addressing a programme titled 'Mercantile Bank Abdul Jalil Education Scholarship-2012' at a city hotel.
BB Governor said that the political turmoil and lack of developed infrastructure affect the overall investment.
Upholding the economic development of the country, he said according to a London based research Bangladesh progressed in the seven from the eight indicators of development.
Dr Rahman said the gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the country went up more than six percent amid the global recession and internal political crisis. The foreign currency reserve has also crossed the US$17 billion milestone, he said.
The central bank governor also mentioned that expenditures in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities undertaken by banks and non-banks financial institutions were increased six times during the last five years.
In last five fiscal years, the banks, financial and non-bank financial institutions spent Tk 30.05 million in conducting different CSR activities, he added.
The contribution of CSR activities to the growth of financial inclusion has strengthened and balanced the country's overall micro-economy, hepointed out.
In recent times, inflation came down to 7.03 per cent, forex reserve roared to US$ 17.6 billion and per capita income reached $ 1044, the governor said adding that the country's balance of payments was also in a very stable position right now.
Mercantile Bank Limited (MBL) organised the programme where some 174 students from various colleges and universities were awarded scholarship for their outstanding results.
Each of students received Tk 750 monthly basis for excellent results in JSC level, Tk 1000 monthly basis for brilliant results in SSC level and Tk 1500 monthly basis in HSC level.
MBL Managing Director M Ehsanul Haque said total 760 meritorious students will be awarded the scholarship from across the country. The bank will distribute the scholarships to district level students through nine branches of the bank.
MBL chairman M Amanullah presided over the programme.
News:The Financial Express/24-Nov-2013