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DSE wipes out Tk 442b in market cap in seven days

FE Report March 19, 2020 11:29:26

The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) erased 683 points in seven straight sessions since Bangladesh confirmed the first case of coronavirus on March 8. The market also lost Tk 442 bil...

Square Pharma generates highest turnover on DSE

FE Report March 19, 2020 11:26:58

Square Pharmaceuticals generated the highest turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Wednesday, as the ten most-traded stocks accounted for 24 per cent of total transactions on the bourse. Mark...

Trading at bourses now start at 1pm today

FE Online Report March 19, 2020 11:19:57

Trading at the bourses will begin at 1:00pm instead of 10:30am on Thursday, officials said. The bourses are working to set circuit breaker on index in line with securities regulator’s instruc...

Bourses cut one-hour trading due to virus scare

FE ONLINE REPORT March 18, 2020 19:43:59

Following the free-fall of stocks prices, Dhaka Stock Exchange and the Chittagong Stock Exchange have decided to cut by one hour trading time effective from Thursday. The decision was taken on Wednes...

Stocks tumble further amid panic-driven sell-off

FE Online Report March 18, 2020 15:53:41

Stocks tumbled further on Wednesday as panic gripped investors amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus. The market opened on flying note and key index jumped more than 106 points within...

Stocks fail to stay positive as panic grips

FE Online Report March 18, 2020 12:03:21

Stocks witnessed steep fall after first hour of trading on Wednesday amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak. The market opened on flying note and key index jumped 106 points wi...

Stocks open on flying note riding on banks

FE Online Report March 18, 2020 11:45:02

Stocks witnessed steep rise at the opening session in the morning riding on the news that the banks have started to invest in the share market from today (Wednesday). The banks agreed to invest in th...

MNCs face onslaught of COVID-19 pandemic

FE Report March 18, 2020 11:36:25

Share prices of listed multinational companies (MNCs) declined more than 15 per cent in last three sessions as the country's capital markets suffered sharp losses amid panic-driven selling pressure....

Nine cos to hold AGMs by Mar 31

FE Report March 18, 2020 11:34:57

Nine more listed companies, including four insurers, will hold annual general meetings (AGMs) by March 31, 2020, according to Dhaka Stock Exchange. Recommended dividends and audited financial stateme...

Subscription of Express Insurance opens April 13

FE Report March 18, 2020 11:30:29

The public subscription of Express Insurance is set to begin on April 13 for raising a fund worth Tk 260.79 million from the public. The initial public offering (IPO) subscription for shares by the e...

IPO subscription of Express Insurance opens April 13

FE Online Report March 17, 2020 18:31:37

The public subscription of Express Insurance is set to begin on April 13 for raising a fund worth Tk 260.79 million from the public. The initial public offering (IPO) subscription for shares by the e...

Asian stocks fall after historic Wall Street rout

REUTERS March 17, 2020 10:36:18

Most Asian shares fell on Tuesday a day after Wall Street’s historic market rout, with fleeting initial gains evaporating as the coronavirus remained a major risk to economic growth. MSCI's bro...

DSEX hits 6.5 yrs low as panic grips

FE Online Report March 16, 2020 16:52:38

Stocks kept tumbling for three straight sessions amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak as three more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Bangladesh. Market analysts said the massiv...

Q3 results of Oracle disclosed

FE Online Desk March 16, 2020 13:10:35

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) on Sunday announced fiscal 2020 Q3 results. Total Revenues were $9.8 billion, up 2% in USD and 3% in constant currency compared to Q3 last year. Cloud Services and Lice...

CSE puts thrust on launching new products

FE Online Desk March 16, 2020 12:54:20

Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) Sunday said the market needs more products including exchange traded funds (ETF) to increase depth.  The newly-constituted CSE Board  made the suggestion w...

Stocks see downturn in early trading

FE Online Report March 16, 2020 11:40:02

Stocks witnessed a downward trend in the early trading on Monday amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak. Within 15 minutes of trading, DSEX, the key index of DSE, rose more tha...

Revival of ailing capital mkt: Merchant bankers for fast creation of special funds

SIDDIQUE ISLAM March 16, 2020 09:49:29

Top merchant bankers have urged the central bank to take effective measures to implement its policy regarding the creation of special funds for revival of the ailing capital market. At a meeting with...

DSEX sinks below 4,000-mark after five years

FE Online Report March 15, 2020 17:29:09

With fears of coronavirus dominating market sentiment, stocks tumbled further on Sunday amid incessant selling by investors to escape further losses. Within 15 minutes, DSEX slumped more than 200 poi...

BMBA holds 15th AGM

FE Online Desk March 15, 2020 13:00:32

The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) was held on Saturday at The Westin Dhaka, Gulshan in the city. The meeting was presided over by Md. Sayad...

DSEX dips below 4,000-mark at open

FE Online Report March 15, 2020 11:04:52

Stocks tumbled at opening on Sunday amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak as more two cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Bangladesh. Within 15 minutes of trading, DSEX, the key in...

Company profile: Steady earnings growth of DBH

Babul Barman March 15, 2020 10:45:19

Delta Brac Housing Finance Corporation (DBH) has reported profit after tax of Tk 1,077 million in 2019, rising 2.78 per cent over the previous year. With Tk 44.30 billion housing loan portfolio, DBH...

Weekly Review: Coronavirus scare wreaks havoc on stocks

Babul Barman March 14, 2020 11:52:55

Stocks kept tumbling for three straight weeks amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak across the world. Week-on-week, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE),...

Square Pharma generates highest weekly turnover

FE Report March 14, 2020 11:49:44

Square Pharmaceuticals dominated the Dhaka bourse's transaction chart in the outgoing week while ten most-traded stocks accounted for one-fifth transactions. Market analysts said investors showed the...

Stimulus hopes pull global stocks back from abyss

REUTERS March 13, 2020 15:32:30

Stocks plunged on Friday with coronavirus panic selling hitting nearly every asset class, before finding some kind of floor as hopes turned to a US stimulus package. European and US stock futures tra...

Pharma sector dominates DSE turnover chart

FE Report March 13, 2020 11:37:47

The pharmaceuticals & chemicals sector dominated the top 10 turnover chart of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Thursday. Of the 10 top turnover leaders, six were from the pharmaceuticals & c...

Global stocks crash as pandemic panic sweeps markets

REUTERS March 13, 2020 10:26:54

Global stock markets crashed on Friday, ending a years-long bull run, with coronavirus panic selling hitting almost every asset class and leaving investors nowhere to hide. Half a trillion dollars in...

Indian stock market crashes on travel ban

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The Indian stock market crashed on Thursday morning following incessant selling by investors on the United States imposing travel bans as well as India suspending visas amid rising number of COVID-19...

World stocks plummet after Trump bans travel from Europe

Reuters March 12, 2020 11:11:40

Global shares crumbled on Thursday after US President Donald Trump stunned investors by announcing a temporary travel ban from Europe in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, threatening mo...

CGIA, BICM ink MoU

FE Online Desk March 11, 2020 14:47:59

US-based CGIA Institute, a globally recognized body of finance and investment professionals which provides the Chartered Global Investment Analysts (CGIA) designation on Monday signed a Memorandum of...

DSE-IFC team up for gender equality for 5th consecutive yr

FE Online Desk March 11, 2020 13:41:41

For the fifth consecutive year, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) as part of the global Ring the Bell for Gender Equality initiative to celebrate...