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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...

Japanese stocks slip in thin trading

-- December 26, 2017 10:39:50

Japanese stocks slipped slightly in holiday trading on Tuesday, caught in a narrow range as the index lacked leads from other markets. The Nikkei was 0.08 per cent lower at 22,920.39 amid low trading...

Regulator creating rules to tighten corporate governance

Mohammad Mufazzal December 26, 2017 10:31:50

The securities regulator has drafted corporate-governance guidelines with the code of conduct for directors to ensure transparency in board affairs alongside accelerating a company's growth. Official...

China stocks fall on liquidity concerns

-- December 25, 2017 13:53:20

China stocks slipped on Monday, with the start-up board ChiNext posting its biggest decline in three weeks as expectations of tighter monetary polices stirred worries about market liquidity. At the c...

Engineering sector atop DSE turnover

FE Report December 25, 2017 12:06:01

Engineering sector dominated the Dhaka bourse's transaction chart Sunday, riding on the new issue -- Nahee Aluminium Composite Panel which accounted for 13 per cent turnover on its debut day. The top...

Govt extends refinancing scheme

FE Report December 25, 2017 11:06:19

The supervisory committee of the capital market refinancing scheme has extended the timeframe to apply for loan facility till March 31, 2018 from existing deadline which ends on December 31, 2017....

Asian shares lower in quiet trading

-- December 25, 2017 10:52:49

Asian shares were lower in quiet trading Monday in the few Asian markets open during the Christmas holiday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was down less than 0.1 per cent at 22,887.89, while the Shan...

Japanese stocks inch lower

-- December 25, 2017 10:46:50

Japan’s Nikkei share edged lower on Monday, weighed by losses on Wall Street, although movement was confined to a narrow range with many other major markets shut for Christmas. The Nikkei was 0...

Stocks extend losses amid sluggish turnover

FE Online Report December 24, 2017 14:55:56

Stocks witnessed yet another bearish session Sunday with sluggish trading activities as investors were mostly cautious ahead of year-ending. Brokers said retail investors remained cautious about fres...

BAPLC for digitising annual reports of listed companies

FE Online Desk December 24, 2017 13:40:16

Bangladesh Assocation of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC) has urged the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) to digitise the annual reports of the listed companies. " We have made...

Stocks fail to stay positive at midday

FE Online Report December 24, 2017 13:01:58

Stocks on both bourses failed to stay positive trend at midday Sunday as risk-averse investors went on selling spree on sector-wise stocks ahead of year-closing. However, Nahee Aluminum Composite Pan...

Stocks witness higher in early trading

FE Online Report December 24, 2017 11:46:11

Stocks on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading Sunday as optimistic investors are showing their buying appetite on selective issues ahead of year-closing. Following the prev...

Wall St falls ahead of holiday

-- December 23, 2017 10:36:47

Major indexes of US stocks dipped on Friday in low trading volume before the holiday weekend as several blue-chip stocks slipped, including Nike. Nike Inc shares fell 2.3 per cent after the company f...

Stocks keep falling for fourth straight week

FE Report December 23, 2017 10:24:24

Stocks witnessed yet another bearish week, extending the losing streak for the four weeks in a row that ended Thursday, as ongoing pessimism kept investors mostly inactive. Dealers said the ongoing p...

S Korean stocks rebound, won gains

-- December 22, 2017 15:33:26

South Korea’s KOSPI stock index rose, while the Korean won rose in the local platform and bond yields rose. At 06:30 GMT, the KOSPI was up 10.71 points or 0.44 per cent at 2,440.54, reports Reu...

Asian shares edge higher after Wall St gains

-- December 22, 2017 15:32:31

Asian shares edged higher on Friday, tracking modest gains on Wall Street. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.1 per cent to 22,893.06 following Cabinet approval of a budget plan that includes re...

BSE, NSE rise ahead of holidays

-- December 22, 2017 15:31:28

Indian shares rose on Friday, with financials stocks such as Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC) boosting the indexes after it said it is selling two of its units to Quikr India. The b...

SE Asian stocks subdued ahead of holidays

-- December 22, 2017 15:30:30

Most of the Southeast Asian markets were subdued on Friday in thin trade ahead of a long holiday weekend. Singapore shares rose slightly after six consecutive sessions of declines, reports Reuters....

Hong Kong edge up ahead of X'mas holiday

-- December 22, 2017 15:29:42

The Hong Kong market rose slightly in subdued trading on Friday ahead of the Christmas holidays. Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.16 per cent to 11,615.66. The Hang Seng Index was up 0....

China stocks dip as bank shares drag

-- December 22, 2017 15:28:48

China stocks dipped on Friday, as weakness in banking and consumer stocks offset gains in the energy sector, but the indexes were up for the week. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down...

New Zealand shares up slightly

-- December 22, 2017 15:27:43

New Zealand shares extended gain on Friday, six consecutive weekly gain and its longest weekly streak since July. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.4 per cent or 31.99 points to finish the se...

Australian shares tick up

-- December 22, 2017 15:26:57

Australian shares ticked up on Friday, following a strong lead from global markets, while materials stocks extended gains on higher commodities prices. Wall Street stocks rose on Thursday in the wake...

Nikkei share nearly flat

-- December 22, 2017 11:23:18

Japan’s Nikkei share average was flat on Friday as gains in commodities trading houses offset weakness in drugmakers, while Kobe Steel stumbled after it said senior executives were aware of da...

US stocks rise; bank, energy stocks climb

-- December 22, 2017 11:12:37

US stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors. Energy and financial stocks led gains among the 11 major S&P sectors....

140 cos raise Tk 27.95b by issuing bonus shares

FE Report December 22, 2017 10:40:02

Nearly 140 companies recommended stock dividends in 2017 to raise an aggregate amount of Tk 27.95 billion in the calendar year. Of the 140 companies, 39 are scheduled to take shareholders' approval...

GP tops DSE transaction chart

FE Report December 22, 2017 10:34:34

The largest market capitalisation listed company Grameenphone (GP) dominated the Dhaka bourse's transaction chart on Thursday as the top 10 traded companies accounted for 25 per cent of the turnover...

Awal new AB Bank chairman, Feroz vice-chair

-- December 21, 2017 20:57:11

In a major move, MA Awal has been appointed as the chairman of listed company AB Bank Limited following the sudden departure of earlier chairman M Wahidul Haque. Feroz Ahmed was appointed vice chairm...

Stocks witness another bearish session

FE Online Report December 21, 2017 15:37:10

Stocks witnessed yet another bearish session Thursday with sluggish turnover value as investors were mostly cautious ahead of year-closing. Market insiders said retail investors remained cautious abo...