Bangladesh Bank in a directive on Thursday said that money changers trading in foreign currency can keep a maximum of Tk 50 lakh cash at hand.
The Foreign Exchange Policy Department of Bangladesh Bank issued a circular in this regard and sent it to the top executives of banks for immediate effect.
According to Foreign Exchange Transactions Guidelines, the maximum stock of cash of a money exchanger must not exceed $25,000 or equivalent at the close of each business day.
If their cash dollar amount is more than this limit then at the end of the day the establishment should deposit it in the foreign currency account of the respective bank. The balance of that account must not exceed $50,000 or equivalent at any point in time.
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The central bank sealed seven unlicensed, illegal institutions on September 27 and 28 due to dollar manipulation in the country.
Before that, 42 companies were served show cause notice due to various irregularities in dollar trading. The licenses of five more establishments have also been suspended.
The latest circular aims to establish a stable foreign exchange market in the country.