Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserve increased slightly on Monday following purchasing US dollar by the central bank from the banks, officials said.

The country’s foreign exchange reserve rose to $21.86 billion on the day from $21.83 billion of the previous day.

The central bank of Bangladesh purchased US$11 million more from two commercial banks on the day aiming to keep the country’s inter-bank foreign exchange (forex) market stable.

BBN/SSR/AD-27Jan15-8:24 am (BST)