Friday, 8th December, 2023
Friday, 8th December, 2023

UK keen to assist in development of Bangladesh capital market

The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed its interest in assisting in the development of the capital market in Bangladesh. In addition, the country has shown interest in investing in various government infrastructure development projects.

The UK government delegation expressed interest in a meeting with the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on Monday (March 28).

British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Bangladesh and Parliament Member Rushanara Ali, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson, among others, attended the meeting.

On behalf of BSEC, its chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Commissioner Professor Sheikh Shamsuddin Ahmed, Commissioner Abdul Halim, Commissioner Professor Mizanur Rahman, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) Chairman Yunusur Rahman, Chairman of Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) Asif Ibrahim and others were present.

BSEC Commissioner Professor Sheikh Shamsuddin Ahmed told risingbd that at the meeting, the UK government expressed its interest in playing a role in developing Bangladesh’s capital market. That is why they have assured overall support. In addition, the UK government has expressed the interest in investing in the country’s municipal bonds. Besides, they are interested in investing in various government infrastructure development projects.