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  Volume: XXIII, Issue No. 17 April 16-30, 2014  


EU holds seminar on SME Delinquency Management
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : A seminar on SME Strategic Delinquency Management - "Best Practi-ces" was held on April 6 at BIBM auditorium in the city for senior management of commercial banks and non-banks. European Uni-on funded Bangladesh INSPIRED (In-tegrated Sup-port to Poverty and Inequality Reduction through Enterprise Development)_ Component-3 organised the seminar with Bank Training Academy (BBTA) and Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM). The objective of the seminar was to g. More...
PM inaugurates country's largest cancer hospital
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 9 inaugurated the newly-constructed country's biggest 500-bed Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital in the city's Uttara area, ushering in a new horizon for the treatment of cancer patients in the country. She inaugurated the international standard hospital on a 6.5-bigha land with all modern and technological facilities for carrying out diagnosis, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer-affected patients. Speaking at a f. More...
United Airways announces DTM discounts
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : United Airways (BD) Ltd, the largest airline in the private sector of the country, has announced 25 per cent discounts on the occasion of the Dhaka Travel Mart-2014. Dhaka-Chittagong one-way fare has been set at Tk 4000, Cox's Bazar at Tk 5500, Sylhet at 3500, Jessore at Tk 3500, Syedpur at Tk 4500, Rajshahi at Tk 3500, Barisal at Tk 3500 and Ishurdi at Tk 3000. Dhaka-Chittagong return fare has been set at Tk 8000, Cox's Bazar at Tk 11000, Sylhet at Tk 7000, Jessore. More...
Business development confce of Al-Arafah Islami Bank held
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : A "Business Deve-lopment Confe-rence" of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited held on April 9 at Head Office of the bank. Chairman of the Bank Badiur Rahman was present as the Chief Guest while Managing Director Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman presi-ded over the Conference. Among others, Deputy Mana-ging Director Md. Mofazzal Hossain, Deputy Managing Director Md. Golam Rabbani and Deputy Managing Director Mohammad Abdul Jalil were present on the occasion. Heads of AIBL Head Office De. More...
UK-Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce and Industry takes off
_A Monitor Report London : UK-Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce and Industry (UKBCCI) has launched its mission with the view to create entrepreneurs, explore the latent business potentials and appreciate them for the mutual benefit of both the countries. The leading business body is now focused on working together with both the governments, to respond to national challenges and to develop more entrepreneurs in the field of trading, manufacturing and export. UKBCCI leaders say, business peopl. More...
EBL Best Retail Bank in Bangladesh for 2014
-A Monitor Report Sydney : Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) won the Best Retail Bank in Bangladesh award for 2014. The bank received the award at The Asian Banker's International Excellence in Retail Financial Services 2014 Awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the region's most prestigious retail banking event, the Excellence in Retail Financial Services Convention. The ceremony was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, on April 3. EBL revamped its deposit product suite in 2013. It simultaneously la. More...
MFS and strategic partnership help keep remittances cost lowest in Bangladesh
-A Monitor Report Washington, DC : The cost of remittances in Bangladesh is one of the lowest in the world mainly because of strategic use of Mobile Financial Services (MFS) and strategic partnership developed amongst banks, telephone companies and MFIs -- said Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank while commenting on a presentation by Dilip Ratha of World Bank on Migration and Remittances in a seminar held on April 11. He also said the remittances have been flowing to Bangladesh in gr. More...
Vasavi Boishakhi Live Fashion Show
Vasavi Boishakhi Live Fashion Show -A Monitor Report Dhaka : Vasavi Fashions, a popular fashion house, and a brand name in Bangladesh inaugurated the Boishakhi Live Fashion Show in Bangladesh for servicing exclusive men's and women's dresses. When the most awaited day comes, we have to represent ourselves as different from others. On any special occasion, both men and women have to look elegant and exclusive. This fashion show presented varieties of gorgeous attires for both men and women. . More...
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