** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

Remittance inflow declines

04 March 2014

UNB, Dhaka :
The inward remittance flow to the country in February last showed a declining trend, totalling US$ 1,164.03 million compared to $ 1,260.66 million fetched in January this year.
The remittance inflow in December last year totalled $ 1,210.21 million, according to the latest data provided by the Bangladesh Bank (BB).
The central bank data revealed that some $ 14,461.14 million came as remittance in the last fiscal year (2012-13).
The BB data also showed that of the total remitted amount during the last month (February), the highest $ 769.33 million came through the private commercial banks. This was followed by $ 367.56 million through four state-owned commercial banks, $ 13.27 million through four specialised banks and $ 13.87 million through foreign commercial banks operating in Bangladesh.
Analysing the BB data, it was found that the highest amount of $ 307.49 million came through Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd, followed by $ 128.67 million through Agrani Bank, $ 120.58 million through Sonali Bank Ltd, $ 104.42 million through Janata Bank Ltd, $ 57.92 million through National Bank Ltd, $ 30.35 million through Brac Bank Ltd, and $ 39.56 million through Pubali Bank Ltd.
Of the total $ 14,461.14 million remitted to Bangladesh during the last fiscal year (FY 13), $ 1,061.45 million came in November, 2013, $ 1,230.68 million in October, 2013, $ 1,025.69 million in September, 2013, $ 1,005.77 million came in August 2013; $ 1,238.49 million in July; $ 1058.24 million in June; $ 1,087.19 million in May; $1,194.40 million in April; $1,229.36 million in March; $1,163.18 million in February; $1,326.99 million in January last year while $1,287.31 in December 2012; $1,102.15 million in November; $1,453.69 million in October; $1,178.83 million in September; $1,178.65 million in August; and $1,201.15 million in July, 2012.
Country's remittance inflow totalled $12,843.43 million in the fiscal 2011-12 compared to $11,650.31 million in the previous fiscal (2010-11).

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