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Stocks witness volatility at opening

Stocks witness volatility at opening

FE Online Report 2017-10-16 12:11:12

Stocks on both bourses witnessed volatility in early trading on Monday as investors are active both sides of trading fence. Following the previous three days’ sharp decline, the Dhaka Stock Exc...

Municipal bond to hit capital market

Municipal bond to hit capital market

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2017-10-16 12:00:00

A new securities instrument styled 'muni bond' may hit the country's capital market with a twin objective: fundraising for urban local-government bodies and stimulating economic activity. Sources sa...

Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

Reuters 2017-10-16 11:05:22

Asian shares advanced to a decade high on Monday, while US oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month top as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply. I...

DSE turnover hits three-month low

DSE turnover hits three-month low

FE Online Report 2017-10-16 04:04:47

Turnover at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) came down to Tk 5.03 billion on Monday, lowest in the last three months, as investors reluctant to make fresh investment in the market. Turnover, the most i...

Stocks fail to stay positive at midday

Stocks fail to stay positive at midday

FE Online Report 2017-10-15 12:00:00

Despite opening higher, stocks on both bourses failed to stay positive at midday on Sunday as risk-averse investors started to sell their holdings to avoid further losses. Following the previous week...

S Korea's Sept Iranian crude oil  imports rise to six-month high

S Korea's Sept Iranian crude oil imports rise to six-month high

-- 2017-10-15 11:33:42

SEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters): South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil hit the highest level in six months in September amid Iran's push to regain its lost market share during years it was under sanction...

Stocks witness correction phase

Stocks witness correction phase

Babul Barman 2017-10-14 11:34:02

Stocks suffered a major correction last week that ended Thursday as investors sold bank shares in a reaction to the Bangladesh Bank's latest punitive action against seven banks. The central bank prob...

US stocks end up after economic data

US stocks end up after economic data

-- 2017-10-14 11:19:44

US stocks rose on Friday following upbeat economic data and gains in technology shares, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to a fifth straight week of gains. Data showed US retail sales jumped in Se...

Asia shares touch 10-year peak

Asia shares touch 10-year peak

Reuters 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Asian stocks edged to a 10-year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing shares higher ahead of US economic data and next week’s Chinese...

Australian shares end four-month high

Australian shares end four-month high

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Australian shares ended at their highest in nearly four months on Friday, supported by insurer stocks after the government unveiled healthcare reforms. Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 in...

New Zealand shares close higher

New Zealand shares close higher

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

New Zealand shares closed up for the ninth straight day to set another record high on Friday amid signs of clearing political uncertainty. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3 per cent or 21.2...

Nikkei share hits 21-yr high

Nikkei share hits 21-yr high

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Japan’s Nikkei share average surged to a fresh 21-year high on Friday, helped by index heavyweight Fast Retailing, while selling of Kobe Steel resumed. Traders said that belief that the ruling...

S Korean stocks end five-day streak

S Korean stocks end five-day streak

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

South Korean shares took a breather on Friday, breaking a five-day run of gains as tech giant Samsung Electronics extended losses on profit-taking. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ended...

IFC to facilitate City Bank’s biz transformation

IFC to facilitate City Bank’s biz transformation

FE Online Desk 2017-10-13 01:33:02

City Bank has recently signed an advisory agreement with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to facilitate transformation across its SME and Retail business func...

China stocks calm, defence shares jump

China stocks calm, defence shares jump

-- 2017-10-12 12:48:51

China stocks were calm on Thursday, with strength in defence shares offsetting a retreat in resources plays as investors await next week’s Communist Party congress. The CSI300 index rose 0.1 pe...

SE Asian stocks rally

SE Asian stocks rally

-- 2017-10-12 12:39:40

Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Thursday, tracking a rally in global equities, with Singapore leading the gains and Thailand hitting a 24-year peak yet again. Asian stocks rose to a decade-hi...

US stocks end higher after Fed minutes

US stocks end higher after Fed minutes

-- 2017-10-12 12:31:50

US stocks rose on Wednesday as the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting merely confirmed expectations that interest rates would rise. Currency investors pushed the dollar...

Asia stocks hit decade-high

Asia stocks hit decade-high

Reuters 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Asian stocks were near a decade high on Thursday, riding the bull run in global equity markets, while the dollar sagged after the Federal Reserve showed a guarded view towards inflation. MSCI’s...

Stocks slide in cautious trading

Stocks slide in cautious trading

FE Online Report 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Stocks witnessed downward trend in early trading on Thursday as cautious investors continued on selling mood on sector-wise issues. Following the previous day’s decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchang...

Envoy Textiles recommends 12pc div

Envoy Textiles recommends 12pc div

FE Online Report 2017-10-12 12:00:00

The board of directors of Envoy Textiles Limited has recommended 7.0 per cent cash and 5.0 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure on Thursday. The fi...

DSEX dips below 6,100-mark

DSEX dips below 6,100-mark

FE Online Report 2017-10-12 04:25:36

Stocks extended the losing streak for the second day in a row on Thursday, with key index of the major bourse dipping below 6,100-mark again, as cautious investors continued on selling binge. Dealers...

Hong Kong stocks hover

Hong Kong stocks hover

-- 2017-10-12 01:00:27

Hong Kong stocks hovered near the highest level in nearly 10 years on Thursday, as Asia stocks hit their highest in a decade on the back of global equity bull run. The stocks were bolstered by streng...

Asian stocks advance as Catalan fears ease

Asian stocks advance as Catalan fears ease

-- 2017-10-11 12:00:00

Asian stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street’s main index closed at a fresh record high and Spain’s Catalonia crisis eased. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose further a day after it...

Banking shares lift markets

Banking shares lift markets

FE Online Report 2017-10-11 12:00:00

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early trading on Wednesday as optimistic investors went on buying binge on large-cap issues amid earnings expectation. Follo...

Stylecraft recommends 90pc div

Stylecraft recommends 90pc div

FE Online Report 2017-10-11 12:00:00

The board of directors of Stylecraft Limited has recommended 10 per cent cash and 80 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure on Wednesday. The final a...

JMI Syringes recommends 30pc div

JMI Syringes recommends 30pc div

FE Online Report 2017-10-11 12:00:00

The board of directors of JMI Syringes & Medical Devices Limited has recommended 30 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure on Wednesday. The fin...

Nikkei share ends at 21-year high

Nikkei share ends at 21-year high

-- 2017-10-11 03:42:24

Japan’s Nikkei share index closed at its highest in 21 years on Wednesday, with gains mainly led by defensive shares, though exporters benefitted from solid global growth. Japan’s second...

Hong Kong stocks end lower

Hong Kong stocks end lower

-- 2017-10-11 03:31:55

Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday, pressured by a sharp reversal in property shares after the city’s chief executive unveiled a mix of housing and tax relief policies that disappointed some inv...

China stocks end higher

China stocks end higher

-- 2017-10-11 03:06:59

China stocks firmed on Wednesday, helped by a jump in defensive consumer staples such as big liquor producers, while resources shares curbed gains. Sentiment remained largely positive although trade...

Shepherd Industries recommends 10pc stock div

Shepherd Industries recommends 10pc stock div

FE Online Report 2017-10-11 01:46:09

The board of directors of Shepherd Industries Limited has recommended 10 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure on Wednesday. The final approval of d...