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Visa, Mastercard could be next $1 trillion companies

Reuters January 31, 2020 17:03:25

Tech and internet titans were the first to reach $1 trillion in stock market value, but the next U.S. companies that could do so are better known for their plastic. Soaring stock prices are propellin...

Top ten grab one-third of DSE turnover

FE Report January 31, 2020 14:02:37

Ten most traded firms accounted for one-third of transactions on the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Thursday with LafargeHolcim continuing to dominate the turnover chart for seventh straight session. Market...

Stocks extend losses amid poor earnings declaration

FE Online Report January 30, 2020 17:27:51

Stocks extended losses for the second straight day on Thursday as investors were on selling binge amid lower than expected earnings disclosures of a number of companies. DSEX, the prime index of the...

Virus fears push Asian stocks to seven-week low

Reuters January 30, 2020 11:58:48

Asian stocks and currencies fell on Thursday as the death toll from a new virus spreading in China rose and more cases were reported around the world. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowled...

Nitol Insurance declares 15pc cash div

FE Online Report January 30, 2020 11:50:21

The board of directors of Nitol Insurance Company Limited has recommended 15 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2019. The final approval of dividend will come during the annu...

Stocks post modest gain at opening

FE Online Report January 30, 2020 11:46:45

Stocks posted a marginal gain in early hours of trading on Thursday as investors mostly followed cautious stance amid ongoing earnings declaration. Following the previous day’s mild correction,...

Finance Minister asks Padma Bank to go public

FE Report January 30, 2020 10:53:10

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday suggested the Padma Bank Ltd to get listed on stock market as the bank has been doing well in recent time overcoming the initial crisis. "As the bank is...

Stocks slip into red as GP, BATBC drops

FE Online Report January 29, 2020 16:24:49

Stocks slipped back into the red on Wednesday, after a single-day break, as cautious investors went on selling on sector-wise large-cap issues. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE)...

Marico declares 300pc interim cash div

FE Online Report January 29, 2020 13:50:37

The board of directors of Marico Bangladesh has declared 300 per cent interim cash dividend for the year ending on March 31, 2020 based on nine months financials for the period ended on December 31, 2...

Stocks fall as pessimism grips market

FE Online Report January 29, 2020 13:49:45

Stocks witnessed downward trend in early hours of trading on Wednesday as investors mostly followed cautious stance. Following the previous day’s modest gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and...

Directors of two cos face music

FE Report January 29, 2020 13:41:05

The securities regulator on Tuesday fined directors of two companies - Aman Feed and Regent Textile Mills-for breaching a number of securities rules. The BSEC also approved the corporate governance c...

Stocks post modest gain on MNCs

FE Online Report January 28, 2020 16:20:11

Stocks posted a marginal gain on Tuesday, after a single-day break, as investors showed their buying binge on selective multinational companies. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, wen...

Coronavirus infects Asia stocks with exposure to China

Reuters January 28, 2020 13:38:44

Shares of companies highly exposed to China’s economy tumbled across Asia on Tuesday on rising concern about the impact of global travel bans associated with a new virus outbreak, and even as so...

GP declares 40pc final cash div

FE Online Report January 28, 2020 12:18:12

The board of directors of Grameenphone has recommended 40 per cent final cash dividend (i.e. total 130 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2019, said an official disclosure on Tu...

Bourses fall as investors take cautious stance

FE Online Report January 28, 2020 11:48:03

Stocks witnessed downward trend in early hours of trading on Tuesday as investors mostly followed cautious stance. Following the previous day’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and th...

ICB bleeds for two consecutive quarters

FE REPORT January 28, 2020 10:59:53

The Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) incurred losses for last two consecutive quarters ended by December, 2019 due to 'decrease' in capital profit and 'increase' in loan interest. The state...

Stocks snap three-day winning streak on Monday

FE ONLINE REPORT January 27, 2020 17:51:33

Stocks slipped into the red on Monday, snapping a three-day gaining streak, as risk-averse investors went on selling binge on sector-wise issues. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, we...

AIBL to form subsidiary, issue bond

FE Online Report January 27, 2020 11:59:26

The board of directors of Al-Arafah Islami Bank (AIBL) Limited has decided to form a subsidiary company for its Mobile Financial Services (MFS) business jointly with Green More Limited, said an offici...

Stocks descent in early trading

FE Online Report January 27, 2020 11:52:41

Stocks witnessed downward trend in early hours of trading on Sunday as investors mostly followed cautious stance. Following the previous three days’ high note, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) an...

Stocks witness volatility in early trading Sunday

FE Online Report January 26, 2020 11:36:08

Stocks witnessed volatility in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors mostly followed cautious stance after a big jump in index in the past week. Following the previous day’s high note,...

Number of active BO accounts dips

FE Report January 25, 2020 12:05:09

Some 234,503 beneficiary owners' (BO) accounts were closed in last 12 months since January 23, 2019 due to non-payment of maintenance fees, regulatory move and depressed capital market outlook. The n...

Stocks rebound strongly on govt move

Babul Barman January 25, 2020 11:48:28

Stocks rebounded strongly in the outgoing week, snapping a two-week losing streak amid growing investors' confidence in the market. Week on week, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DS...

Asian Paints wants to raise its market stake

FE REPORT January 25, 2020 11:45:59

Asian Paints Limited wants to raise its stake in Bangladesh's growing paint market on the back of the demand for quality materials. To this end, Bangladesh wing of the multinational company has sta...

LafargeHolcim dominates DSE turnover chart

FE Report January 25, 2020 11:28:22

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited dominated the Dhaka Stock Exchange's turnover chart last week that ended on Thursday. Ten most traded companies accounted for nearly 30 per cent transactions on the p...

Top ten shares grab 28.62pc of turnover

FE REPORT January 24, 2020 11:36:01

Top 10 traded stocks on Thursday grabbed 28.62 per cent of the turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). On the day, the DSE featured a turnover of Tk 5.14 billion, of which Tk 1.47 billion came fr...

People's Leasing sees trading suspension extended

FE DESK REPORT January 24, 2020 11:33:38

People's Leasing & Financial Services Ltd has witnessed further extension of its share trading suspension, according to CSE news. Referring to the earlier news disseminated on 09.01.2020 regardin...

Prospectus of Ekush First Unit Fund approved

FE Report January 23, 2020 11:36:09

The securities regulator has approved the bourses' proposals of appointing their managing directors. The approvals came on Wednesday at a meeting held at the office of the Bangladesh Securities and E...

Sea Pearl price soars 46pc in five sessions

FE Report January 23, 2020 11:33:49

The share price of Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa rose 46 per cent in last five sessions executed from the day of publishing quarterly statement that shows the company's EPS has declined. The compa...

Beacon Pharma tops turnover chart

FE Report January 21, 2020 10:55:41

Beacon Pharmaceuticals on Monday topped the scrip-wise turnover chart riding on investors' increased participation in main board and the transactions executed in block board. On the day, the company...

Merchant bankers' plea for raising funds

FE REPORT January 21, 2020 10:25:29

Merchant bankers on Monday called for increased fund support and quality public offerings to help restore stability in the country's capital market. To attract good and sound companies to the stock m...