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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...

Padma Oil Co approves 130pc dividend

Our Correspondent January 20, 2020 11:22:10

Padma Oil Company Limited (POCL), a leading fuel oil company of the country, has approved 130 per cent dividend for shareholders of the company for the 2018-19 financial year. The approval came at th...

BB rolls out capital market support plan this week

SIDDIQUE ISLAM January 20, 2020 09:47:28

The central bank is set to announce a long-term comprehensive plan this week aiming to support sustainable development of the country's capital market. Under the plan, the Bangladesh Bank (BB) will...

Dhaka stocks notch biggest gain since 2013

-- January 19, 2020 15:39:08

Dhaka stocks have gained 5.6 per cent, the biggest jump since the key index DSEX was introduced in January 2013. The shares on the Dhaka Stock Exchange were buoyed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina&rsq...

Secondary trading of treasury bills, bonds up by 89pc in 2019

FE Online Report January 18, 2020 11:48:01

Secondary trading of the government’s fixed income tradable securities jumped by 89.21 per cent in the last calendar year, according to the central bank statistics. It showed that the total val...

Weekly review: Investors welcome PM's directives on mkts

FE Report January 18, 2020 10:37:50

Some market supportive measures helped Dhaka stocks end the sharp losing streak in the week ended on Thursday. Out of five trading sessions, the DSE broad index witnessed sharp fall in first three se...

Prices of five large-cap companies up

FE Report January 18, 2020 10:31:32

The share prices of five large cap companies closed positively on Thursday following investors' increased participation. On the day, the DSEX, broad index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), also posted a...

Google-parent Alphabet now a $1 trillion company

Reuters January 17, 2020 14:34:31

As Google-parent Alphabet became on Thursday the fourth US company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the...

DSEX adds 21 stocks, drops 18

FE Report January 17, 2020 11:04:56

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has rebalanced two equities indices -- DSEX and DS30 -- as per the criteria set by S&P Dow Jones. It has added 21 companies to the DSEX, the benchmark index, and de...

PM meets policymakers to prop up stock market

-- January 16, 2020 21:19:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has met capital market policymakers to discuss ways to pull the stocks out of a slump, a day after an MP called in parliament for her intervention. Khairul Hossain, the c...

Portfolio investors not blamed for poor turnover

FE Report January 16, 2020 11:06:11

The merchant bankers and stock brokers on Wednesday said withdrawl of funds by foreign portfolio investors is not responsible for the poor turnover of the bourses. The merchant bankers and stock brok...

Asia shares flatline, wait for US and China to seal trade deal

REUTERS January 13, 2020 10:08:23

Asian shares paused near 19-month peaks on Monday ahead of the expected signing on a Sino-US trade deal, though talks on a phase two package are likely to drag on for months. MSCI’s broadest in...

Saudi Aramco raises IPO to record $29.4 billion

Reuters January 12, 2020 13:12:53

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco said on Sunday it has exercised its “greenshoe option” to sell an additional 450 million shares, raising the size of its initial public...

Renata clocks 20pc growth against market growth of 17pc

Mohammad Mufazzal January 12, 2020 12:45:54

Listed pharmaceutical company Renata witnessed a steady growth in net profit for the last three fiscal years (FYs) as the company maintained its high professional standard in manufacturing 'quality' m...

Five large-cap cos shed prices up to 11.34pc

FE Report January 11, 2020 10:46:28

Five large-cap companies having notable impact on index movement lost prices up to 11.34 per cent per share in last week. During the week, the DSEX, the broad index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), los...

Weekly market review: Free fall of index creates panic

FE Report January 11, 2020 10:45:09

Dhaka bourse closed the week with the highest single week fall in core index since 2013 following investors' panic sales executed in all sessions amid lack of confidence. The core index also hit the...

Foreigners buy $10.16b of S Korean stocks in 2019

-- January 10, 2020 15:17:22

Foreign investors purchased more than 10 billion US dollars of South Korean stocks and bonds last year, central bank data showed Friday. Foreign capital of $10.16 billion flowed into the South Korean...

Selling pressure continues on DSE

FE Report January 10, 2020 10:40:04

The core index of Dhaka bourse on Thursday settled below 4200 points after losing 262 points in five sessions in a row amid investors' panic sales executed throughout the week. The Dhaka Stock Exchan...

10 cos account for 35.51pc of DSE

FE Report January 09, 2020 11:40:07

Ten most traded stocks accounted for 35.51 per cent of transactions on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Wednesday, with Standard Ceramic Industries generating the highest turnover. The total turnove...

Asian shares rebound as Mideast tensions ease

REUTERS January 09, 2020 10:24:40

Asian stocks rebounded on Thursday and oil edged up as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of further conflict in the Middle East and investors unwound safety plays. US President Do...

Walton to raise Tk 1.0 billion under book building method

FE Report January 08, 2020 12:00:57

Walton Hi-Tech Industries will raise a capital worth Tk 1.0 billion under book building method to expand business and repay bank loans. The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on Tue...

DSE loses Tk 710b in a year

-- January 08, 2020 11:33:18

A rapid fall in share prices has wiped out around Tk 710 billion in market capital from the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) in a year. Its main index, DSEX, shed 50 points to 4,281 on Tuesday following...

LafargeHolcim grabs top position

FE Report January 07, 2020 11:10:36

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh on Monday topped the charts of most traded stocks and top gainers as well on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). The company featured a turnover of above Tk 262 million and hoove...

Asia stocks bounce, oil slips as Iran anxiety ebbs

REUTERS January 07, 2020 10:42:00

Asian shares rebounded on Tuesday as a day passed without any new escalation in the Middle East and Wall Street erased early losses to end in the black as tech stocks climbed. Oil surrendered hefty g...

BSEC high official gets CGIA fellowship

FE Report January 06, 2020 11:36:49

Professor Md. Helal Uddin Nizami, a commissioner of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), has been awarded a fellowship by New York-based Chartered Global Investment Analyst (CGIA)...

KPCL tops turnover chart

FE Report January 06, 2020 11:34:54

Top 10 traded stocks contributed 29 per cent in market turnover featured by Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Sunday. On the day, the turnover on the DSE declined 24 per cent to close at Tk 2.92 billion...

ADN Telecom makes debut

FE Report January 06, 2020 11:33:05

Trading of the shares of ADN Telecom has started today (Monday) on both the bourses under 'N' category. The ADN Telecom, which raised a capital worth Tk 570 million through book-building method, rece...

Active BO accounts down 7.25pc in 2019

Mohammad Mufazzal January 05, 2020 10:43:10

The number of active BO (beneficiary owner's) accounts declined 7.25 per cent in the just concluded calendar year from the number of accounts observed at the end of previous year. The officials famil...

Turnover on OTC market hits two-year low

FE Report January 04, 2020 12:21:19

Transaction on over-the-counter (OTC) market on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) slumped 68 per cent year-on-year in 2019, hitting two-year low amid gloomy market outlook. The shares of the companies,...