During July 1999—June 2000 Research & Development Department of the Commission published and distributed the following Reviews and Reports of the Commission :-
Annual Report – 1998-99
Quarterly Review – July-September, 1999
Quarterly Review – October-December, 1999
Quarterly Review – January-March, 2000
Quarterly Review – April-June, 2000
“SEC Parikrama” (SEC’s Bangla Newsletter) – January-April, 2000
Monthly activity reports of the Commission are regularly sent to the Ministry of Finance. Besides, R&D Department also sends different other reports, statements, information etc. to different agencies such as Bangladesh Bank, Investment Corporation of Bangladesh etc. as and when needed.
Investors’ Education Program:
SEC launched a weekly Investors’ Education Program on June 30, 1999 to educate the general public about the capital market of the country. The first phase of the program was completed on October 27, 1999. The training course includes – Functioning of SEC, DSE and CSE, Investment in the Secondary Market, Investment in the Primary Market, and Central Depository System (CDS). Altogether 257 participants in 16 batches took part in the program.
Investors’ Awareness Program:
Securities and Exchange Commission in collaboration with CSE organized
a seminar on “Investment in Share Market: 1996 Vs 2000” under investors’
awareness program at a local hotel in Chittagong on May 13, 2000. About
450 investors participated in the seminar. SEC’s former Chairman M.A. Syed
was the chief guest while CSE President Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury MP
chaired the Seminar. Among others SEC Member Dr. Iftekhar Ghani Chowdhury,
Executive Directors Mansur Alam and R. Tareque Moudud, Director Farhad
Ahmed and Deputy Director Syed Sofiqul Hossain, and CEO of CSE Wali-ul-Maroof
Matin were present on the occasion.
Status of CDS:
Securities and Exchange Commission in its Board Meeting held on June 4,
2000 approved the draft of the operational framework for a Central Depository
System i.e. the Depositories Regulations, 2000, with a view to pave
the way for scripless trading in the stock markets. Gazette notification
of the regulation was published on June 28, 2000.