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Seminar on “Competition, Concentration and Banking Sector Stability”held at BIBM


Written by Manager

Sunday 8th September 2019

Press Release
Dhaka, 03 September, 2019:
A half day long seminar was held at the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) on 03 September, 2019, in its auditorium. Dr. Prashanta Kumar Banerjee, Professor & Director (RD&C) of BIBM delivered welcome address. Barkat-e-Khuda, Dr.  Muzzafer Ahmed Chair Professor of BIBM & Former  Professor of Dhaka University Chaired the Program.
A paper titled “Competition, Concentration and Banking Sector Stability” was presented in the seminar by Mr. Abdul Qayum Mohammad Kibriya, Former Faculty Member of BIBM. Other members of the research team are Antara Zareen, Assistant Professor of BIBM; Rexona Yesmin, Assistant Professor of BIBM; Tofayel Ahmed, Assistant Professor of BIBM and Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Robin, Joint Director  of Bangladesh Bank.

A good number of participants including senior bank executives, academicians, media representatives, faculty members of BIBM took part in the seminar.
S.M. Moniruzzaman,  Chairman of BIBM Executive Committee and Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank was present in the seminar as the chief guest. Md. Nazimuddin, Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank and Director General of BIBM; S. A Chowdhury, Former Managing Director of Sonali Bank Ltd; Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, Supernumerary Professor of BIBM & Former Managing Director of Pubali Bank Limited; Md. Yeasin Ali, Former Supernumerary Professor of BIBM;  Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia Ltd; Quazi Osman Ali, Managing Director & CEO of Social Islami Bank Ltd; Dr. Mohammed Helal Uddin, Professor of  Dhaka University spoke among others at the event.
Deputy Governor said, from the post liberation to till date the central bank along with the government is working to strengthen the financial system. The Bangladesh Bank has initiated different laws and amended key sections in those laws to make the sector vibrant.

He also said, banking industry of Bangladesh has become highly competitive in terms of so many parameters like number of banks, area of operation, access to credit, cost and quality of financial services, innovation, etc.  Therefore, the impact of banks competition on stability is a key issue. Competition can bring significant benefits to the market players, national economy and society, but also can be a source of potential instability due to the tendency of taking more risk. Like competition, concentration is also a debated issue in this sector.he added.
Director General of BIBM said, output of the study along with opinions and observations made today will help BB to take future actions.
Barkat-e-Khuda, Dr.Muzaffer Ahmed Chair Professor of BIBM & Former  Professor of Dhaka University said, we need to work together for getting expected results for our financial sector. I hope the deliberation of this seminar will be very helpful for all concerned. I also expect that researchers will incorporate the suggestions and comments while finalizing the paper.  
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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
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