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SE Asian stocks rally at year-end trading

-- December 29, 2017 14:44:42

Southeast Asian stocks mostly rose on Friday, the last trading day of the year, with Indonesia scaling a new high for a third straight session and the Philippines extending gains to hit an all-time pe...

NZ stocks dip, end 2017 with gains

-- December 29, 2017 14:32:02

New Zealand stocks dipped on Friday, the last trading of the day of the year, led by industrials and consumer staples, but still posted solid gains 2017, its best year since 2012. The benchmark S&a...

ASX finishes 2017 on lower note

-- December 29, 2017 14:30:39

Australian shares finished lower on Friday, dragged by financials, but posting their best annual performance since 2013 on the last trading day of the year. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.4 per cen...

HK shares poise to gain 36pc in 2017

-- December 29, 2017 14:22:37

Hong Kong stocks edged higher on Friday, poised to gain roughly 36 per cent for the year. The Hang Seng Index was up 0.4 per cent at 29,969.51. Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong also rose 0.4 per...

China shares end 2017 with strong gains

-- December 29, 2017 14:11:19

China stocks ended higher on Friday, capping a strong year of gains as domestic and global investors increased their exposure to mainland markets despite worries about a slowing economy. At the clo...

Asian shares end 2017 with up note

-- December 29, 2017 14:04:47

Asian shares mostly drifted higher on Friday, the last trading day of 2017, after Wall Street finished with modest gains. Japan’s Nikkei 225 finished 0.1 per cent lower at 22,764.94. The Tokyo...

Japanese shares climb 20pc in 2017

-- December 29, 2017 13:56:25

Japanese shares erased early modest gains and ended slightly lower on its final trading day of the year on Friday, but the index still gained nearly 20 per cent in 2017. The Nikkei ended the day down...

Capital market passes best year since debacle

Babul Barman December 29, 2017 00:40:19

Country's capital market witnessed a good year in 2017, showing signs of bouncing back from a sluggish trend that continued for more than six years since a debacle seven years ago. The downside of th...

Net foreign funds in stocks rise 27pc

FE Report December 29, 2017 00:31:52

The net foreign investment in stocks marked 27 per cent rise year-on-year in 2017 as overseas investors showed their confidence in the capital market of Bangladesh. Analysts said the favourable mac...

DSE transactions witness 82.08pc growth in 2017

-- December 28, 2017 20:30:10

Transactions in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) increased by 82.08 per cent year-on-year with a total turnover of Tk 2.17 trillion in 2017 and a daily average turnover of Tk 8.75 billion. In 2016, tot...

Stocks end year on positive note

FE Online Desk December 28, 2017 15:22:26

The last trading session on both bourses closed higher on Thursday as investors continued their buying appetite on selective large-cap stocks. Market insiders said investors were active on banking se...

Australian shares rise to 10-year high

-- December 28, 2017 13:29:42

Australian shares ticked up to a near 10-year closing high on Thursday, driven by financials while materials rode higher on stronger commodities prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.3 per cent or...

DBBL to issue Tk 5.0b bond

FE Online Report December 28, 2017 12:26:32

The board of directors of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) has approved the issuance of 2nd subordinated bond worth Tk 5.0 billion, said an official disclosure on Thursday. The bank is going to issue...

DSE, CSE rise in year-end trading

FE Online Report December 28, 2017 12:04:03

Stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session of 2017, as investors are active on sector-wise large-cap stocks. Following the previous two days’...

Nikkei edges up in year-end trading

-- December 28, 2017 10:27:12

Japanese share edged up on Thursday, although wider gains in industrial-related stocks were offset by weakness in banking shares as activity waned heading into the year-end. The Nikkei was up 0.15 pe...

US stocks eke out slight gain

-- December 28, 2017 10:18:51

Wall Street eked out a slight gain on Wednesday, as advances in some major technology stocks offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes just above the unchanged mark. The S&P technolog...

Top 10 cos snare 44pc transaction on DSE  

FE Report December 28, 2017 09:47:08

The top 10 traded companies, including four banks, captured nearly 44 per cent transaction of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) Wednesday while Lafarge Surma Cement accounted for more than 20 per cent...

Summit Power brings changes to its Memorandum of Association

-- December 28, 2017 00:35:08

As part of business expansion plan, Summit Power Limited (SPL) has made changes to its Memorandum of Association (MA) at the 16th Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) held at Krishibid Institution Com...

Stocks end higher riding on Lafarge

FE Online Report December 27, 2017 16:09:04

Stocks extended the winning spell for the second day in a row on Wednesday as optimistic investors continued their buying appetite on selective large-cap stocks, especially Lafarge Surma Cement. Shar...

Alif Industries back in main market from Thursday

FE Online Report December 27, 2017 15:57:16

Alif Industries Limited will commence its share trading in the main market from Thursday staging a comeback from over-the-counter (OTC) market. Earlier, the company fulfilled all the requirements in...

Stocks end marginally higher

FE Online Desk December 27, 2017 14:50:42

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) ended marginally higher on Wednesday as optimistic investors went on buying spree. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, gained 18.8...

Asian shares mixed in dull trading

-- December 27, 2017 12:45:03

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. Japan...

Japanese stocks inch higher

-- December 27, 2017 12:39:03

Japan’s Nikkei share edged up up on Wednesday, with a rally in crude prices supporting oil-related shares. The Nikkei was 0.09 per cent higher at 22,912.43, according to Reuters. With crude pr...

Stocks open higher as Lafarge jumps

FE Online Report December 27, 2017 12:04:50

Stocks on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading Wednesday as optimistic investors are showing their buying appetite on selective large-cap issues, especially Lafarge Surma Cem...

Square Pharma now “AAA” in the long-term

FE Online Report December 27, 2017 11:37:39

Credit Rating Information and Services (CRISL) has informed that the Rating Committee of CRISL has assigned the rating to Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. as “AAA” in the long term. The rating...

Ten cos snare 28pc transaction

FE Report December 27, 2017 10:59:15

The heavyweight banking sector dominated the Dhaka bourse's transaction chart Tuesday while top 10 traded companies accounted for 28 per cent of the total turnover. Four banks made their way to the t...

Yeakin cuts 75pc production for 2 months

FE Report December 27, 2017 10:55:03

Yeakin Polymer has reduced 75 per cent production capacity as the company will change the total factory machinery layout plan for installation of the new capital machinery. "The company needs to chan...

Banks lead DSE, CSE higher

FE Online Desk December 26, 2017 14:47:18

Banking stocks helped to manage the bourses of the country ended on a positive note on Tuesday in cautious trading ahead of year-ending. The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchan...

Yeakin Polymer to cut 75pc production

FE Online Report December 26, 2017 12:08:33

Yeakin Polymer will reduce 75 per cent production capacity due to change the total factory machineries layout plan for installation of the new capital machinery, said an official disclosure on Tuesday...

Asian shares mixed in light trading

-- December 26, 2017 11:16:24

Major Asian shares were little-changed Tuesday in light trading after the Christmas holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index gained less than 1 point to 3,280.12 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined by...