Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Al-Arafa Islami Bank is empowered to raise a capital worth BDT 5.0 billion through non-convertible floating rate subordinate bond.

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on Tuesday approved the private commercial bank’s proposal of issuing non-convertible floating rate subordinate bond.

The tenure of the fully redeemable bond will be seven years. The company will raise the capital to fulfill the condition of Tier-II capital base.

The securities regulator also approved the prospectus of EDGE Bangladesh Mutual Fund (MF), an open-end MF.

The initial size of the fund will be BDT 100 million and the fund’s sponsor will contribute BDT 10 million, while remaining BDT 90 million will be collected from public.

The securities regulator also fined Saad Securities of BDT 0.5 million for breaching securities rules disbursing margin loans against ‘Z’ category shares.

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