Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The inter-bank call money rate remained stable on Wednesday, first working day after the Eid-ul-Fitr festival, as there was injection of fresh funds by the central bank, treasury officials said.

“The call rate was almost unchanged on the day following injection of fresh funds amounting to around BDT 13.00 billion by the central bank for maturity of treasury bills and 30-day Bangladesh Bank bills,” a senior treasury official of a commercial bank said.

He also said the flow of liquidity may increase shortly due to refund of the cash, which were withdrawn before the Eid festival, in the banking system. “The call rate may fall after increase in flow of liquidity in the banking system,” the treasury official added.

The call rate ranged between 5.00 percent and 11.50 percent on the day against the previous range between 6.00 percent and 11.00 percent. However, most of the deals were settled at rates varying between 7.00 percent and 8.00 percent, the market operators said.

On the other hand, US dollar remained unchanged against Bangladesh Taka (BDT) in the inter-bank foreign exchange market due mainly to a low demand for the greenback.

The banks quoted dollar rate at BDT 69.06 on Wednesday, unchanged from the previous working day in the inter-bank foreign exchange market, the treasury officials confirmed.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-24September09-2:27 am (BST)