AKM Zamir Uddin | The Daily Star
  • AKM Zamir Uddin

  • Deposits dominate agent banking

    Rural clients of agent banking are missing out on its benefits as loan disbursement amounted to less than 5 percent of the deposits collected as of September this year, highlighting lenders’ preference for deposit only.
  • Online foreign card transactions face roadblock

    International credit cardholders will face trouble in settling online transactions abroad as they will have to take prior approval from banks for every cross-boundary payment.
  • FDI hits all time high

    Foreign direct investment to Bangladesh surged 51 percent last fiscal year to its highest on record, riding largely on Japan Tobacco Inc’s acquisition of Akij Group’s tobacco business for $1.47 billion.
  • Trade deficit shrinks in first quarter

    Trade deficit narrowed slightly in the first quarter of the fiscal year as both exports and imports declined, a development that can be construed as symptoms of an economic slowdown.
  • Loan write-off policy to be eased again

    The central bank is set to relax the loan write-off policy once again in a space of nine months, bowing down to pressures from an influential quarter.