Bangladesh receives $1.218b remittance


MNA Business Desk: The country received $1.218 billion in remittance from 1-27 April this year. In March, the total inward remittance was $1.299 billion, reported news agency.

Bangladesh Bank officials said the data on remittance of three other days (from 28-30 of April) is not available. But once the data is available, the total amount will obviously increase from $1.218 billion.

Bangladesh Bank’s available statistics show six state-owned commercial banks — Agrani, Janata, Rupali, Sonali, BASIC and BDBL — received $299.91 million from expatriate Bangladeshis while two state-owned specialised banks — BKB and RAKUB — got $10.51 million.

The maximum remittance came through private commercial banks as they received $895 million while the nine foreign banks $12.95 million.