An Appraisal of the Activities of Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL)

  •  Tanbir Chowdhury    
  •  Farzana Huda    


In Bangladesh the establishment of Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL) added value to the stock market and plays a vital role in the progress of economic development. CDBL is engaged in the operations of the Central Depository System (CDS), a major financial market infrastructure in Bangladesh established as a part of the overall financial sector development. This study tried to analyze the growth and development of CDBL. Seven trend equations have been tested for different activities of CDBL.It is observed that CDBL was able to achieve a stable growth of listed securities in CDS, depository participants, settlement of securities transactions, documentation of CDBL, total assets and net income during the period of 2007-2015. Square of correlation coefficient (r2) has also been tested for all trend equations. It indicates the prospect of CDBL in Bangladesh is relatively bright.

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