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US markets not out of woods despite big rally, investors fear

REUTERS March 29, 2020 14:34:39

After a brutal meltdown, some investors have been wading back into US stocks. But others are wary of another leg down as the coronavirus spreads and its economic impact is difficult to predict. High-...

95.2pc complaints addressed

Mohammad Mufazzal March 29, 2020 11:39:00

The securities regulator has addressed 95.2 per cent of the total complaints so far made by investors since the introduction of online complaint module. After introduction of Customer Complaints Addr...

Public subscription period of Express Ins may be changed

FE Report March 29, 2020 11:21:13

The securities regulator may change the timeframe of public subscription of Express Insurance if the ongoing situation, created by COVID-19, prolongs. As per existing timeframe, the public subscripti...

Monno Ceramic generates highest weekly turnover

FE Report March 29, 2020 11:14:45

Monno Ceramic Industries dominated the Dhaka bourse's transaction chart in the outgoing week while block trade accounted for nearly 41 per cent of the total turnover. Market analysts said some invest...

BSEC seeks public opinion on issuing new TRECs

FE Report March 29, 2020 11:12:16

The securities regulator has sought public opinion on the draft rules formulated to issue new TREC (Trading Right Entitlement Certificate), to the firms willing to conduct trading operations in the co...

Weekly review: Stocks snap four-week losses on regulatory move

Babul Barman March 28, 2020 11:03:16

Stocks edged up in the outgoing week, snapping a four-week free-fall, thanks to regulatory move to boost the ailing capital market. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, went up by 33.32 p...

CSE for waiver of corporate tax for small cap board cos

FE Report March 26, 2020 10:27:51

Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) has submitted a set of budget proposals to NBR including waiver of corporate tax for the companies to be listed on small cap board. CSE managing director Mamun-Ur-Ra...

DSEX crosses 4,000-mark after seven-day

FE Online report March 25, 2020 16:01:06

Stock posted a modest gain on Wednesday, the last session before 10-day government holiday, as the securities regulator imposed circuit breaker to boost the ailing market. DSEX, the key index of the...

Standard Bank plans into full-fledged Islamic bank

FE Online Report March 25, 2020 12:35:57

The board of Standard Bank has decided to amend relevant clauses for conversion into full-fledged Islamic banking subject to approval from shareholders and relevant authorities. The board of direct...

Stocks post slight gain amid virus fear

FE Online Report March 25, 2020 12:33:16

Stocks posted a slight gain in early trading on Wednesday as investors mostly followed cautious stance amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak. The presences of investors on t...

Cos asked to hold board meetings online

FE Report March 25, 2020 11:28:31

The securities regulator has asked the listed companies to hold AGM/EGMs and board meetings and disseminate price sensitive information using digital platforms to avoid large gathering in view of ragi...

Bourses to remain closed for 10 days from Mar 26

FE Online Report March 24, 2020 16:42:54

The trading and official activities on the bourses will remain closed from March 26 to April 4 in line with the government holiday, officials said. The government on Monday announced closure of all p...

Stocks fall as virus fears mount

FE Online report March 24, 2020 15:36:06

Stock slipped back in the red Tuesday, after a single-day break, as investors turned jittery amid mounting fears over coronavirus outbreak. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, went dow...

Square Pharma inks deal with two pharma cos

FE Online Report March 24, 2020 11:55:28

Square Pharmaceuticals has signed agreements with two pharmaceuticals companies for manufacturing some products on behalf of the company to meet the growing demand. “The board of Square Pharm...

Stocks fall in early trading on virus fears

FE Online Report March 24, 2020 11:50:45

Stocks witnessed downturn in early trading on Tuesday amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak. The presences of investors on the trading floor very thin due to mounting fears ov...

Pharma stocks shine amid rising Covid-19 cases

Babul Barman March 24, 2020 11:01:06

Prices of some disinfectants and chemical stocks are soaring as investors are anticipating brisk business amid rising coronavirus cases in Bangladesh. Shares of Central Pharma, ACI Formulations and A...

Stocks post modest gains after single-day break

FE Online Report March 23, 2020 15:15:51

Stocks posted a modest gain on Monday, snapping a single-day losing streak, as the securities regulator imposed circuit breaker to boost the ailing market. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exch...

Stocks make modest gains at opening

FE ONLINE REPORT March 23, 2020 11:59:06

Stocks posted a marginal gain in early trading on Monday as some banks have started to invest in the share market. However, growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak remained in the in...

Two more banks declare dividend

FE Online Report March 23, 2020 11:28:42

Two more banks - Mercantile Bank and Bank Asia have recommended dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2019, according to separate official disclosure on Monday. Mercantile Bank: The board of di...

Dhaka stocks slide despite circuit breaker

FE Online Report March 22, 2020 15:16:18

Dhaka stock ended lower on Sunday, a day after the securities regulator imposed circuit breaker to boost the ailing capital market. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, went down by 14.79...

Dhaka bourse down, Chittagong bourse up in early trading

FE ONLINE REPORT March 22, 2020 12:27:09

Dhaka stocks witnessed a downward trend in early trading on Sunday despite the securities regulator having imposed a new circuit breaker to boost the ailing capital market. Trading will be held betwe...

Two insurers declare dividend

FE Online Report March 22, 2020 11:59:35

The boards of directors of two insurers - United Insurance and Bangladesh General Insurance Company have recommended 11 per cent cash dividend each for the year ended on December 31, 2019. United Ins...

Square Pharma tops weekly turnover

FE Online Report March 21, 2020 12:40:14

Square Pharmaceuticals dominated the Dhaka Stock Exchange’s transaction chart in the outgoing week while ten most-traded stocks accounted for 22 per cent transactions. Market analysts said inve...

Weekly review: Stocks tumble despite new circuit breaker

Babul Barman March 21, 2020 12:16:33

The capital market passed a chaotic week as securities regulator imposed new circuit breaker. The bourses also decided to cut an hour trading time to minimize the losses due to free-fall of stock pri...

British cos to support BD's growth

FE Desk Report March 21, 2020 12:15:32

British Business Group (BBG) recently organised a breakfast meeting to discuss trade between the UK and Bangladesh. The meeting was co-hosted by Robert Chatterton Dickson, the British High Commission...

Asia shares rally after rout; US, European futures higher

REUTERS March 20, 2020 15:28:29

Asian shares made a partial comeback from a global rout on Friday but still nursed massive losses for the week, while bonds rallied and oil extended its gains. European shares were set for similar ga...

Monno Ceramic tops DSE turnover

FE Report March 20, 2020 11:29:39

Ten most traded companies accounted for 21 per cent transactions on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Thursday, with Monno Ceramic generating the highest turnover. According to the DSE data, some 306...

DSEX jumps 371 points on BSEC moves

FE Online Report March 19, 2020 15:58:37

The key index of the prime bourse recovered 371 points or more than 10 per cent on Thursday in a 30 minutes trading session due to circuit breaker system. Trading at bourses started at 2:00pm, a thre...

Trading starts at 2:00pm on new circuit breaker

FE ONLINE REPORT March 19, 2020 14:34:38

Trading at both the bourses started at 2:00pm on Thursday — a three hours delay that resulted from setting emergency circuit breaks on stock prices. It will continue until 2:30pm today. Accord...

Trading at bourses now begin at 2:00pm today

FE Online Report March 19, 2020 13:23:18

Trading at the bourses will now begin at 2:00pm today (Thursday) instead of 1:0pm, DSE said in a statement. However, people filmier with matter said, trading may be suspended today as the bourses are...