Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The US dollar crossed the Bangladesh Taka (BDT) 80-mark at customer level on Thursday flowing higher demand for the greenback to settle import payments, treasury officials said.
The average exchange rate of the US dollar at customer level rose to BDT 80.0529 on Thursday from BDT 79.9952 of the previous day, they added.
“The depreciating mode of BDT may continue in the coming days due to higher demand for the greenback in the market for settlement of import-payment obligations,” a senior treasury official of a leading commercial bank told BBN in Dhaka.
He also said the exchange rate of BDT against the US dollar in the inter-bank foreign exchange market remained stable in early hour transactions on Sunday.
The US dollar was quoted at BDT 79.20 unchanged the level of previous working day till the report was filed at 11:51 am (local time).
However, the inter-bank call money rate remained stable in the range between 2.75 per cent and 4.50 per cent on the day mainly due to sufficient inflow of fund into the market.
The volume of overall transactions in the inter-bank call money market rose to BDT 62.48 billion on Thursday from BDT 61.49 billion of the previous working day, according to the central bank latest statistics, released on Sunday.