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Review Workshop on Trade Services of Banks held in BIBM

Written by Manager

Sunday 24th March 2019

Press Release
Dhaka,20 March 2019
A day long Review workshop was held at the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) on 20 March 2019, in its auditorium. The Workshop was organized simultaneously at BIBM auditorium in Dhaka and  Bangladesh Bank Sylhet office (through video conferencing). 
A paper titled " Trade Services Operations of Banks " was presented in the workshop by Dr. Shah Md. Ahsan Habib, Professor & Director (Training) of BIBM. Other members of the research workshop team are Antara Zareen, Asistant Professor, BIBM; Tofayel Ahmed,Assistant Professor, BIBM; Mohammad Anisur Rahman, Deputy General Manager, Bangladesh Bank; Kamal Hossain, Deputy General Manager, Bangladesh Bank; Mahmudur Rahman, Senior Vice President, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and A.T.M. Nesarul Hoque, Vice President,Mutual Trust Bank Limited.
The study identifies the problem areas as well as success factors in Trade Services Operations of Banks in Bangladesh. A good number of participant’s senior bank executives, academicians, media representatives, faculty members, officers of BIBM participated in the review workshop.  Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank and Director General of BIBM Md. Abdur Rahim Chaired the Program.
S.M. Moniruzzaman, Chairman, BIBM Executive Committee and Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank was present in the review workshop as the chief guest. Syed Tariquzzaman, Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank Sylhet Office; Former professor  of Dhaka University Barkat-e-Khuda, BIBM supernumerary professors Md Yasin Ali and Helal Ahmed Chowdhury spoke among others at the workshop.
Deputy Governor S.M. Moniruzzaman said, considering the concerning issues of trade based money laundering, compliance requirements, and other financial crimes, BB has strengthened requirements to enhance the trade quality. Our policies are now developed according to market needs and risks. New Guideline for Foreign Exchange Transaction has already been published in 2018. 
He said, integration between supervisors and the schedule bankers made the policies more operationally effective. With this view, FEPD has established an AD forum with the trade heads in the scheduled banks. Moreover enforcement of online reporting and monitoring system by the Bangladesh Bank has brought positive changes in terms of decline in irregularities by banks and improvement in data accuracy.

Members of the Institute

  • Bangladesh Bank
  • Sonali Bank Limited
  • Janata Bank Limited
  • Agrani Bank Limited
  • Rupali Bank Limited
  • Pubali Bank Limited
  • Uttara Bank Limited
  • Bangladesh Krishi Bank
  • Bangladesh Development Bank Limited
  • AB Bank Limited
  • National Bank Limited
  • Eastern Bank Limited
  • United Commercial Bank Limited
  • Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
  • IFIC Bank Limited
  • Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited
  • Mercantile Bank Limited
  • ONE Bank Limited
  • Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited
  • National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited
  • Trust Bank Limited
  • Southeast Bank Limited
  • Social Islami Bank Limited
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Standard Bank Limited
  • Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Limited
  • Mutual Trust Bank Limited
  • BASIC Bank Limited
  • Jamuna Bank Limited
  • Bank Asia Limited
  • First Security Islami Bank Limited
  • The City Bank Limited
  • Prime Bank Limited
  • Dhaka Bank Limited
  • Investment Corporation of Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited
  • BRAC Bank Limited
  • The Premier Bank Limited
  • Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited
  • State Bank of India
  • Habib Bank Limited
  • Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
  • Bank Alfalah Limited
  • Citibank, N.A.
  • National Bank of Pakistan
  • South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce  Bank Limited
  • Meghna Bank Limited
  • Woori Bank
  • NRB Commercial Bank Limited
  • Union Bank Limited
  • The Farmers Bank Limited
  • NRB Bank Limited
  • Shimanto Bank Limited
  • Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation
  • Non Member NBFI