Saturday, January 24, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
| Subject and Time |
From 10AM to 1PM
|English Compulsory 1st Paper||107||February 15, 2009|
|English Compulsory 2nd Paper||108||February 17, 2009|
| Bengal Compulsory 1st Paper |
Easy Bengal 1st Paper
Bengal Language & Culture of Bangladesh 1st Paper
| 101 |
|Feb 19 2009|
| Bangla Compulsory 2nd Paper |
Easy Bangla 2nd Paper
Bangla Language & Culture of Bangladesh 2nd Paper
| 102 |
|Feb 22, 2009|
| Geography |
| 110 |
|Feb 24, 2009|
|Higher Math ( Theory )||126||Feb 25, 2009|
|General Math Compulsory||109||March 01, 2009|
| Physics (Theory) |
| 136 |
|March 03, 2009|
| Chemistry (Theory) |
| 137 |
|March 05, 2009|
| General Science |
|March 08, 2009|
| Arabic |
Kormomukhi Shikka (Theory)
Computer Study (Theory)
Sports and Others (Theory)
Basic Tread (Theory)
| 121 |
|March 10, 2009|
| Islamic Study |
| 111 |
|March 12, 2009|
| Biology (Theory) |
| 138 |
|March 15, 2009|
|Special Attention Bellow for Exam on March 10 at 02AM Time|
| Subject and Time |
From 02PM to 05PM
| Bengal Language and Literature |
English Language and Literature
Home Economics (Theory)
Agricultural Study (Theory)
| 119 |
|March 10, 2009|
I was looking for this Routine online but failed to find anything! I also tried to visit the Education Board Website but it seems down at this moment. What a mass.
Anyway, I will collect this routine by tomorrow and upload here to help students who are going to sit for SSC Exam for this year. Till then take care.
In absence of proper retail price adjustment, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is reaping a very high profit of Tk 6 per litre of kerosene and diesel and Tk 30 per litre of octane and petrol.
The BPC is making a profit of Tk 4.47 crore a day with the Tk 6 profit in each litre of kerosene and diesel, says an official asking not to be named.
The government last year significantly hiked the petroleum prices as the international price skyrocketed up to $147 a barrel in July. But the price nose-dived the following month and is now hovering around $40.
However, the price fall has yet to leave an impact on the local market. The government has so far made minor cuts in petroleum prices and is likely to further reduce the prices today.
The BPC is also planning to propose to the government for price cut on liquid petroleum gas (LPG) by around Tk 150 per cylinder within a fortnight or so, say the sources.
They add BPC, which was incurring huge loss till last year, is presently making huge profit by selling its existing stock of imported oil procured in late November at $55 (crude) and $70 (refined) per barrel.
With some 159 litres contained in a barrel, each litre of diesel and kerosene now costs around Tk 40, including 15 percent VAT and other costs, and each litre of petrol and octane around Tk 46.
The three marketing companies of BPC are marketing at least 9,000 tonnes of fuel a day. The daily demand of diesel and kerosene is around 70 percent of this quantity or 6,300 tonnes.
One tonne of petroleum produces 1,286 litres of kerosene and 1,186 litres of diesel after processing. On average, there are 1,236 litres in one tonne of kerosene or diesel, which means the daily sale of kerosene and diesel amounts to around 77.87 lakh litres.
"BPC had the scope to reduce the price by Tk 5-6 per litre of diesel and kerosene without giving any subsidy. Reducing the price further may create a scope for feared smuggling of diesel and kerosene out of the country," the official adds.
BPC insiders say currently the corporation has 2.3 lakh tonnes of diesel, 30 thousand tonnes of kerosene, 9,500 tonnes of octane and 9,600 tonnes of petrol in its stock.
Besides, another 1.2 lakh tonnes of diesel and 8,000 tonnes of petrol and octane is scheduled to arrive here within this month, informs a high official of BPC marketing department.
Interestingly, BPC officials in the port city and capital were tightlipped about the price of import fuel oil arriving this month.
The official sources say the price of the fuel oil BPC procured in December ranges between $40 to $55 per barrel.
Meanwhile, BPC witnessed almost "zero" sale of all sorts of fuel oil here yesterday ahead of the expected announcement of price cut, said sources in marketing companies.
The "zero" sale of cylindered LPG of BPC continued for over two weeks since the state-owned enterprise is selling a single cylinder of 14.5kg at Tk 982 against private importers' offer of less than Tk 850.
Earlier, the three marketing companies together could hardly cope with the monthly demand of over 60 thousand cylinders, the sources added.
Asked, BPC General Manager (Marketing) Abu Hanif admitted the fact and attributed the matter to the absence of LPG production at Eastern Refinery Limited (ERL), the country's lone refinery located in Patenga.
However, with LPG production already resumed at ERL since Friday, BPC expects to have sufficient supply of LPG and plans to propose price reduction by Tk 130-150 per cylinder within a fortnight or so, the sources said.
The BPC may not avail of the record low international market price of $40 per barrel since it procures a better quality fuel oil from Saudi Arabia and the UAE at a higher price, they claimed.
LankaBangla Securities, which performed best on the country's two bourses by turnover in 2008, will open at least three more branches in and outside Dhaka this year.
“We will continue our trade expansion by opening more branches to woo new investors to the stock market,” said Mohammed Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, chief executive officer of LankaBangla.
At present, LankaBangla has seven branches across the country -- three in Dhaka and Chittagong each and one in Sylhet.
LankaBangla, an authorised broker for some internationally reputed fund managers, also plans to organise road shows abroad to attract foreign investors to Bangladesh stock market.
“We will urge the stock exchange authorities to be a partner in international road shows,” Chowdhury said.
The brokerage house said it would develop internal resources such as upgrading IT infrastructure and enlarging the capacity and quality of its research team through training.
“We will try to keep up the top position this year -- the same as last year,” Chowdhury said.
LankaBangla retained the most active member position for a third year on Dhaka Stock Exchange and for a fourth year on Chittagong Stock Exchange, according to statistics by the two bourses.
LankaBangla accounted for 15 percent of the total trading on the DSE and 28 percent on the CSE in 2008.
LankaBangla is a subsidiary of LankaBangla Finance, a joint venture financial institution established with multinational collaboration. Sampath Bank of Sri Lanka, First Gulf Asia Holdings, and local entities such as One Bank, SSC Holdings and Shanta Apparels own stakes in LankaBangla Finance.
The other top nine brokers in terms of turnover in the just concluded calendar year on the DSE were ICB Securities Trading Company, AB Bank Foundation, IDLC Securities, Prime Finance and Investment Securities, Multi Securities and Services, NCC Bank, Dhaka Bank, CMSL Securities and Wifang Securities.
There are 238 members on the DSE and 137 on the CSE.
By: Sarwar A Chowdhury <firstname.lastname@example.org>http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=70934
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is on the lookout for financiers to make pre-delivery payments (PDP) for purchasing Boeing aircraft, aiming to further boost the once-struggling national carrier.
Initially, the airline seeks a consortium of banks to gather the pre-delivery amount that totals about $249 million, which needs to be paid in phases within 2013, the year the first consignment is expected.
The first PDP instalment, equalling to about $32 million, will have to be paid between July and December this year, people familiar with the matter said.
“We are considering options like raising funds from a consortium of banks, to make the pre-delivery payment to Boeing,” Mahbub Jamil, immediate past special assistant to the chief adviser, told The Daily Star recently.
Jamil, who recently stepped down from the reconstituted board of Biman, disclosed that the national carrier plans to start making the PDP from the middle of this year.
Bankers, however, said the move to manage finances through a consortium of banks, without any government guarantee, might be bumpy for Biman.
But on the ground of Biman's projected cash flows, financers are expected to come forward.
Given the turmoil in the global financial markets, it may be tough for Biman to collect funds from global markets, they added.
Gripped by aircraft shortages, Biman sealed a deal worth about $2.5 billion with Boeing in June last year to acquire 10 new aircraft.
Questions were raised as to how the purchase would be carried out without government guarantee, given the carriers' fund constraints.
The carrier paid $ 1.54 million in confirmation fees from its own funds for the purchase of the Boeing aircraft last year.
Biman, a public limited company (Plc) since July 2007, earlier said that it wanted to collect about 85 percent of the required funds, based on the guarantee it would avail from the US-based Exim Bank. It also planned to borrow the remaining portion of money from a consortium of banks.
Officials said Exim Bank might assess Biman's overall performance by 2012 and if performance of the carrier fails to satisfy the bank, it may seek sovereign guarantee.
Jamil hoped that the sovereign guarantee against the bank's guarantee might not be required, as Bangladesh has become the signatory of the Cape Town Convention. Ratification of the treaty means a reduction of risks to aircraft financiers as it allows global lenders to take control of aircraft, in case of default.
“Bangladesh, being the Cape Town Convention signatory, may not need sovereign guarantee,” Jamil pointed out.
Officials hope that the carrier will be better off after addition of the new aircraft to its existing fleet of a dozen , which is currently comprised of leased and decade-old fuel- guzzler aircraft.
“We are looking at all the options and exploring all the possibilities. We are hopeful that we will be able to manage the fund,” said Biman spokesperson Nafees Ahmed Imtiazuddin.
He said Biman is in talks with some banks to collect the money. “It can either be for the entire sum of the pre-delivery payment or a portion of it,” he said, adding that it also has plans to seek global financiers.
Another option available for the carrier, the official said, is to sell off shares to the public through the stock exchange in line with a government plan to offload 49 percent of its stake in Biman.
Ali Reza Iftekhar, managing director and chief executive officer of Eastern Bank, said it is possible to finance Biman by syndication.
“We are definitely interested to lend to Biman, which is a prospective company and can generate a healthy cash flow,” Iftekhar said. “Government guarantee is not necessary. Banks can finance assessing Biman's projected cash flow.”
He said Biman has no problem getting passengers, but it faces a severe shortage in aircraft.
If Biman wants loan in a foreign currency, it has to go through a foreign bank. It can also obtain a portion of the loan in the local currency from local banks, said Touhidul Islam, head of the Structured Finance Unit of Prime Bank.
But another banker said bankers may not be confident enough to finance Biman, unless the government offers guarantee.
“It appears that Biman's cash flow may not be healthy enough to repay the loan in the next couple of years. The government guarantee is critical,” the official observed. “If government assures payback, it is possible to arrange the funds.”
However, Biman officials are hopeful that the carrier might not need the guarantee from the government due to improvements in its cash flow. In the fiscal year 2007-08, the national airline was back in the black after four years.
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