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Bangladesh's Remittance Flow Records Over 27 Percent Growth

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

Bangladesh expatriates sent home a record $6.148 billion in remittances during the first eight months of the current fiscal year, marking a 27.01 percent growth over the same period of the last fiscal year.

"The flow of remittances is still at a satisfactory level," a senior official of the Bangladesh Bank (BB), the country's central bank, told AHN Media in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The BB official also said that the total amount of remittances dropped slightly in February over that of the previous month due mainly to fewer working days.

Article Author: 
Siddique Islam
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Nepal mulls lifting ban on job-seeking in Lebanon

Article Date: 
4 Mar 2009

BEIRUT: Nepal's Foreign Employment Promotion Board has recommended the government lift its suspension on granting work permits to Nepali job-seekers in Lebanon, Nepal's news website My Republica reported on Tuesday. "The board's meeting held on Tuesday made the recommendation on the grounds that the security situation for migrant workers in Lebanon improved," the website said.

Article Source: 
Daily Star
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