Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The repurchase agreement (REPO) auction of Bangladesh Bank for commercial banks and financial institutions was held on Wednesday, officials said.
Fifteen bids of 1-day tenor amounting total of BDT 125.71 billion were received as special REPO. Of those, all bids of 1-day tenor amounting total of BDT 77.51 billion were accepted.
Moreover, 13 primary dealers (PDs) of 1-day tenor amounting total of BDT 82.6024 billion were provided as liquidity support facility.
The central bank of Bangladesh earlier selected 15 PDs — 12 commercial banks and three non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) — to deal with government securities in the secondary market.
The rate of interest of special REPO was 10.75 percent but for the liquidity support facility the rate of interest was 7.75 percent, according to the auction result.
BBN/SSR/AD-13June12-11:56 pm (BST)