All branches of the scheduled banks will remain open throughout the country this Friday for what authorities said public interest.
Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday issued a notification signed by AFM Asaduzzaman, general manager at governor secretariat of the central bank, in this regard.
The move to keep banks open on Friday, a holiday, comes in view of poor business environment standards amidst agitation programmes.
Most of November and December were wasted in agitation programmes like blockades and hartals of the BNP-led 18-party alliance.
Businessmen said such situation ahead of the January 5 elections were proving a big challenge for trade and business of Bangladesh.
Recently, the business community were compelled to come down to the streets demanding an end to the current political impasse.