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Asian shares come off one-month lows

Asian shares come off one-month lows

REUTERS 2021-03-05 14:10:38

A late rally in Chinese shares on Friday helped pull Asian stocks off one-month lows as investors picked bargains while attention shifted to US non-farm payrolls due later in the day. E-Mini futures...

Stock market tribunal didn't have a single case to deal with in past three years

Stock market tribunal didn't have a single case to deal with in past three years

Mohammad Mufazzal 2021-03-05 10:39:29

A special tribunal created only to deal with stock market-related cases is having an idle time since it does not have any work to do, according to tribunal sources. The situation has been more or les...

Pubali Bank to raise Tk 5.0b through perpetual bonds

Pubali Bank to raise Tk 5.0b through perpetual bonds

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-04 12:47:39

The board of directors of Pubali Bank Ltd has decided to raise Tk 5.0 billion through the issuance of perpetual bonds to strengthen the additional tier-1 capital base. The bank will issue the bond fo...

Stocks open marginally higher in choppy trading

Stocks open marginally higher in choppy trading

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-04 11:22:26

Stocks opened on a positive trend on Thursday as bargain hunters were active on sector-wise issues. Within the first hour into trade, DSEX advanced more than 24 points while the CSE All Share Price I...

Alphabet-backed Oscar Health valued at $7.09b in lacklustre debut

Alphabet-backed Oscar Health valued at $7.09b in lacklustre debut

-- 2021-03-04 11:13:52

Shares of Oscar Health fell more than 7 per cent in their stock market debut on Wednesday, fetching a valuation of just over $7 billion for the health insurance start-up backed by Google parent Alphab...

Tax receipts from Dhaka Stock Exchange double in 8 months

Tax receipts from Dhaka Stock Exchange double in 8 months

Babul Barman 2021-03-04 10:19:36

The government's revenue earnings from the prime bourse marked a whopping 101 per cent rise in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (FY) compared to the same period of the previous fiscal...

Stocks edge down after volatile trading

Stocks edge down after volatile trading

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-03 16:38:11

The market slipped into the red on Wednesday, after a sharp rise in the previous day, as risk-averse investors opted for booking profits on quick-gaining stocks. Following the previous day’s sh...

Beximco to issue Tk 30b Sukuk to expand business

Beximco to issue Tk 30b Sukuk to expand business

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-03 12:51:21

The board of directors of Beximco Ltd has decided to issue the first-ever private sector asset-backed Islamic Shariah compliant Sukuk Al Istisna for Tk 30 billion. This will be the largest ever issua...

Stocks open flat amid volatile trading

Stocks open flat amid volatile trading

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-03 11:49:08

Stocks opened almost flat on Wednesday after a sharp rise in the previous day as investors mostly followed a cautious stance. Within the first hour into trade, DSEX fell almost 2.0 points while the C...

12 small-cap companies keen to raise capital

12 small-cap companies keen to raise capital

FE Report 2021-03-03 10:01:48

Some 12 small-cap companies have showed interest to raise capital through the bourses' SME boards to accelerate their business growth. The companies expressed their interest Tuesday at a meeting he...

DSEX exceeds 5,500-mark again

DSEX exceeds 5,500-mark again

FE Online Report 2021-03-02 17:36:34

Stocks soared Tuesday with the key index of the major bourse crossing the 5,500-mark after a week, as optimistic investors continued their appetite on sector-wise stocks. The market opened on a posit...

Baraka Patenga Power’s cut-off price fixed at Tk 32 each

Baraka Patenga Power’s cut-off price fixed at Tk 32 each

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-02 14:20:47

The cut-off price of shares of Baraka Patenga Power has been fixed at Tk 32 each through electronic bidding by eligible investors. The bidding – a requirement for going public under the book-bu...

Stocks open higher amid rising turnover

Stocks open higher amid rising turnover

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-02 11:44:21

Stocks opened on an upbeat note on Tuesday as optimistic investors are showing their appetite on sector-wise issues. Following the previous day’s positive ending, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE)...

57,000 companies brought under tax net thanks to reporting database

57,000 companies brought under tax net thanks to reporting database

Ismail Hossain 2021-03-02 09:38:17

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) has made a move to reshuffle and revitalize its vigilant system on the chartered accountant firms to make them more compliant and bring in h...

European stocks rebound as bond markets stabilise, UK outperforms

European stocks rebound as bond markets stabilise, UK outperforms

Reuters 2021-03-01 18:46:38

European stocks recovered on Monday after bond markets stabilised following a sharp selloff last week, while sentiment was boosted by heightened optimism over global COVID-19 vaccination programmes an...

Stocks open month on positive note

Stocks open month on positive note

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-01 16:21:50

Stocks posted moderate gain on Monday, the first trading day of this month, as bargain hunters showed their appetite on sector-wise stocks. The market swung between positive and negative in the first...

Unilever Consumer Care declares 440pc dividend

Unilever Consumer Care declares 440pc dividend

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-01 11:53:34

The board of directors of Unilever Consumer Care has recommended 440 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come during the annual gen...

Stocks mixed at opening amid lackluster trade

Stocks mixed at opening amid lackluster trade

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-01 11:47:32

Stocks opened mixed on Monday as investors were mostly cautious amid persistently lackluster trade. The market swung between positive and negative in the early trading as the investors were seen foll...

Danone takes step to sell Chinese asset, following pressure from shareholders

Danone takes step to sell Chinese asset, following pressure from shareholders

REUTERS 2021-03-01 10:27:45

Danone said on Sunday it was taking a first step towards selling off its stake in its Chinese dairy partner as the French food group faces pressure from shareholders to improve its performance and gov...

NRBC Bank's IPO lottery draw Wednesday

NRBC Bank's IPO lottery draw Wednesday

FE REPORT 2021-03-01 09:45:50

The initial public offering (IPO) lottery draw of NRBC Bank will be held on Wednesday (March 3) to allocate its 120 million ordinary shares among successful applicants. The commercial bank has rece...

Stocks slip into red breaking two-day winning streak

Stocks slip into red breaking two-day winning streak

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-28 16:04:30

The market slipped into the red on Sunday, breaking a two-day winning streak, as investors mostly followed cautious stance amid lack of market triggers. The market opened on a positive note and the k...

Stocks rise at opening

Stocks rise at opening

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-28 11:42:47

Stocks witnessed a positive trend in early trading on Sunday as bargain hunters were active on sector-wise issues. Following the previous week's decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange and the Chittagong S...

Beneficiary owners' accounts on the rise, as IPOs lure investors

Beneficiary owners' accounts on the rise, as IPOs lure investors

FE Report 2021-02-28 10:06:48

The number of new beneficiary owners' (BO) accounts, used to invest and trade in the stock market, continued to rise following regulatory measures taken to ease the account opening process. The regul...

Move to speed up process to list small-cap companies

Move to speed up process to list small-cap companies

MOHAMMAD MUFAZZAL 2021-02-28 10:01:57

The securities regulator will sit with some small-cap companies this week to discuss their listing with the bourses under the SME board introduced earlier to facilitate the raising of capital by such...

GameStop rally fizzles

GameStop rally fizzles

-- 2021-02-27 09:10:15

GameStop Corp closed 6 per cent lower on Friday as an early rally fizzled but the stock finished the week 151 per cent higher in a renewed surge that left analysts puzzled. The video game retailer's...

Preference shares start enticing investors

Preference shares start enticing investors

FE REPORT 2021-02-27 08:52:07

Individual investors are now showing interest in preference shares as reflected in the closing of a debt instrument subscription. People familiar with the development said high returns and tax bene...

DSE key index exceeds 5,400-mark again

DSE key index exceeds 5,400-mark again

FE Online Report 2021-02-25 16:34:13

Stocks ended higher for the two straight sessions on Thursday, with the key index of the major bourse crossing the 5,400-mark again, as bargain hunters were active on sector-wise lucrative issues. Th...

Asian shares jump

Asian shares jump

Reuters 2021-02-25 12:06:10

Asian stocks jumped on Thursday after US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reaffirmed interest rates would stay low for a long time, calming market fears that higher inflation might prompt the centr...

StandChart 2020 pretax profit falls 57pc, misses estimates

StandChart 2020 pretax profit falls 57pc, misses estimates

Reuters 2021-02-25 11:45:47

Standard Chartered on Thursday restored its dividend and reaffirmed its long-term profit goals, in a show of confidence about its ability to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic even...

Stocks open mixed amid lacklustre trading

Stocks open mixed amid lacklustre trading

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-25 11:34:47

Stocks opened mixed on Thursday as investors mostly maintained a cautious stance amid persistent lacklustre trading. The market swung between positive and negative in the early trading this morning a...