Eight extra banks earn uncommon earnings from international trade buying and selling

Eight extra banks earn uncommon earnings from international trade buying and selling

August 17, 2022 at 11:05 p.m

Final modified: August 17, 2022, 11:15 p.m

Infographic: TBS


Infographic: TBS

Financial institution Asia, a personal business financial institution, recorded the very best year-on-year development of 770% in its revenue from international trade operations within the first six months of the present 12 months.

The financial institution’s revenue from greenback buying and selling rose about eight occasions to Tk 200 million in January-June from simply Tk 23 million in the identical interval a 12 months in the past.

Seven different banks that made extreme earnings via greenback buying and selling are NCC Financial institution, Dhaka Financial institution, Mercantile Financial institution, Shahjalal Islami Financial institution, United Business Financial institution, Jap Financial institution and Islami Financial institution.

The central financial institution has already punished Prime Financial institution, Brac Financial institution, Dutch-Bangla Financial institution and Metropolis Financial institution, primarily for making uncommon earnings from international trade buying and selling.

Other than Financial institution Asia, 9 banks made international trade positive aspects of greater than 200% throughout the interval, whereas two made positive aspects of greater than 140% from the unstable greenback market, the banks mentioned.

Based on Bangladesh Financial institution sources, the central financial institution is more likely to take additional motion in opposition to different banks with excessive earnings.

In a current assembly with the Bangladesh Financial institution, bankers put up an inventory of 12 banks that made extreme earnings from greenback buying and selling, elevating the query of why solely six banks had been punished.

Based mostly on the record, Bangladesh Financial institution now plans to ask different banks to make clear their place on their uncommon earnings from the unstable greenback market, a central financial institution supply confirmed.

Bangladesh Financial institution spokesperson and chief govt officer Serajul Islam mentioned they are going to examine international trade dealings of all banks and can take motion in the event that they discover uncommon trade positive aspects.

They took motion in opposition to six banks after gathering proof of bizarre international trade positive aspects, he mentioned.

In January-June, the taka misplaced 9% in worth amid rising greenback costs. At the start of the 12 months, the interbank trade charge was Tk 85.80, which reached Tk 93.45 by the top of June.

Nevertheless, within the open market the greenback worth has crossed Tk100 per greenback, making the interbank trade charge ineffective in LC (Letter of Credit score) settlements.

The Bangladesh Financial institution devalued the taka 16 occasions throughout these six months.

The extreme greenback disaster has pressured the central financial institution to inject {dollars} into the market, eroding international trade reserves by almost $4 billion within the six months of the present 12 months.

On this unstable market, some banks made an trade acquire of greater than Tk 5 per greenback, additional intensifying the greenback disaster.

Bangladesh Financial institution has lately set a most distinction of Tk1 between shopping for and promoting charges of {dollars} for banks to stabilize the international trade market.

Based on an evaluation of the earnings made by banks via greenback gross sales, Prime Financial institution recorded a year-on-year income development of 504% or Tk 126 million. Financial institution 417% or Tk75 million, Dutch-Bangla Financial institution 403% or Tk117 million, Dhaka Financial institution 353% or Tk106 million, Metropolis Financial institution 340% or Tk136 million, Mercantile Financial institution 245% or Tk120 million, Shahjalal Islami Financial institution or Tk 297% United Business Financial institution 205% or Tk135 million, Jap Financial institution 159% or Tk43 million and Islami Financial institution 140% or Tk136 core.

The Bangladesh Financial institution lately requested six banks, together with a international one, to withdraw their treasury heads on the grounds of aggressive international trade positive aspects that intensified the greenback disaster available in the market, fueling inflation.

The six banks are Metropolis Financial institution, Brac Financial institution, Dutch-Bangla Financial institution, Prime Financial institution, Commonplace Chartered Financial institution and Southeast Financial institution.

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