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Stocks fall in early trading on virus fears

FE Online Report March 24, 2020 11:50:45

Stocks witnessed downturn in early trading on Tuesday amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak. The presences of investors on the trading floor very thin due to mounting fears ov...

Pharma stocks shine amid rising Covid-19 cases

Babul Barman March 24, 2020 11:01:06

Prices of some disinfectants and chemical stocks are soaring as investors are anticipating brisk business amid rising coronavirus cases in Bangladesh. Shares of Central Pharma, ACI Formulations and A...

Stocks post modest gains after single-day break

FE Online Report March 23, 2020 15:15:51

Stocks posted a modest gain on Monday, snapping a single-day losing streak, as the securities regulator imposed circuit breaker to boost the ailing market. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exch...

Stocks make modest gains at opening

FE ONLINE REPORT March 23, 2020 11:59:06

Stocks posted a marginal gain in early trading on Monday as some banks have started to invest in the share market. However, growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak remained in the in...

Two more banks declare dividend

FE Online Report March 23, 2020 11:28:42

Two more banks - Mercantile Bank and Bank Asia have recommended dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2019, according to separate official disclosure on Monday. Mercantile Bank: The board of di...

Dhaka stocks slide despite circuit breaker

FE Online Report March 22, 2020 15:16:18

Dhaka stock ended lower on Sunday, a day after the securities regulator imposed circuit breaker to boost the ailing capital market. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, went down by 14.79...

Dhaka bourse down, Chittagong bourse up in early trading

FE ONLINE REPORT March 22, 2020 12:27:09

Dhaka stocks witnessed a downward trend in early trading on Sunday despite the securities regulator having imposed a new circuit breaker to boost the ailing capital market. Trading will be held betwe...

Two insurers declare dividend

FE Online Report March 22, 2020 11:59:35

The boards of directors of two insurers - United Insurance and Bangladesh General Insurance Company have recommended 11 per cent cash dividend each for the year ended on December 31, 2019. United Ins...

Square Pharma tops weekly turnover

FE Online Report March 21, 2020 12:40:14

Square Pharmaceuticals dominated the Dhaka Stock Exchange’s transaction chart in the outgoing week while ten most-traded stocks accounted for 22 per cent transactions. Market analysts said inve...

Weekly review: Stocks tumble despite new circuit breaker

Babul Barman March 21, 2020 12:16:33

The capital market passed a chaotic week as securities regulator imposed new circuit breaker. The bourses also decided to cut an hour trading time to minimize the losses due to free-fall of stock pri...

British cos to support BD's growth

FE Desk Report March 21, 2020 12:15:32

British Business Group (BBG) recently organised a breakfast meeting to discuss trade between the UK and Bangladesh. The meeting was co-hosted by Robert Chatterton Dickson, the British High Commission...

Asia shares rally after rout; US, European futures higher

REUTERS March 20, 2020 15:28:29

Asian shares made a partial comeback from a global rout on Friday but still nursed massive losses for the week, while bonds rallied and oil extended its gains. European shares were set for similar ga...

Monno Ceramic tops DSE turnover

FE Report March 20, 2020 11:29:39

Ten most traded companies accounted for 21 per cent transactions on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Thursday, with Monno Ceramic generating the highest turnover. According to the DSE data, some 306...

DSEX jumps 371 points on BSEC moves

FE Online Report March 19, 2020 15:58:37

The key index of the prime bourse recovered 371 points or more than 10 per cent on Thursday in a 30 minutes trading session due to circuit breaker system. Trading at bourses started at 2:00pm, a thre...

Trading starts at 2:00pm on new circuit breaker

FE ONLINE REPORT March 19, 2020 14:34:38

Trading at both the bourses started at 2:00pm on Thursday — a three hours delay that resulted from setting emergency circuit breaks on stock prices. It will continue until 2:30pm today. Accord...

Trading at bourses now begin at 2:00pm today

FE Online Report March 19, 2020 13:23:18

Trading at the bourses will now begin at 2:00pm today (Thursday) instead of 1:0pm, DSE said in a statement. However, people filmier with matter said, trading may be suspended today as the bourses are...

DSE wipes out Tk 442b in market cap in seven days

FE Report March 19, 2020 11:29:26

The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) erased 683 points in seven straight sessions since Bangladesh confirmed the first case of coronavirus on March 8. The market also lost Tk 442 bil...

Square Pharma generates highest turnover on DSE

FE Report March 19, 2020 11:26:58

Square Pharmaceuticals generated the highest turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Wednesday, as the ten most-traded stocks accounted for 24 per cent of total transactions on the bourse. Mark...

Trading at bourses now start at 1pm today

FE Online Report March 19, 2020 11:19:57

Trading at the bourses will begin at 1:00pm instead of 10:30am on Thursday, officials said. The bourses are working to set circuit breaker on index in line with securities regulator’s instruc...

Bourses cut one-hour trading due to virus scare

FE ONLINE REPORT March 18, 2020 19:43:59

Following the free-fall of stocks prices, Dhaka Stock Exchange and the Chittagong Stock Exchange have decided to cut by one hour trading time effective from Thursday. The decision was taken on Wednes...

Stocks tumble further amid panic-driven sell-off

FE Online Report March 18, 2020 15:53:41

Stocks tumbled further on Wednesday as panic gripped investors amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus. The market opened on flying note and key index jumped more than 106 points within...

Stocks fail to stay positive as panic grips

FE Online Report March 18, 2020 12:03:21

Stocks witnessed steep fall after first hour of trading on Wednesday amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak. The market opened on flying note and key index jumped 106 points wi...

Stocks open on flying note riding on banks

FE Online Report March 18, 2020 11:45:02

Stocks witnessed steep rise at the opening session in the morning riding on the news that the banks have started to invest in the share market from today (Wednesday). The banks agreed to invest in th...

MNCs face onslaught of COVID-19 pandemic

FE Report March 18, 2020 11:36:25

Share prices of listed multinational companies (MNCs) declined more than 15 per cent in last three sessions as the country's capital markets suffered sharp losses amid panic-driven selling pressure....

Nine cos to hold AGMs by Mar 31

FE Report March 18, 2020 11:34:57

Nine more listed companies, including four insurers, will hold annual general meetings (AGMs) by March 31, 2020, according to Dhaka Stock Exchange. Recommended dividends and audited financial stateme...

Subscription of Express Insurance opens April 13

FE Report March 18, 2020 11:30:29

The public subscription of Express Insurance is set to begin on April 13 for raising a fund worth Tk 260.79 million from the public. The initial public offering (IPO) subscription for shares by the e...

IPO subscription of Express Insurance opens April 13

FE Online Report March 17, 2020 18:31:37

The public subscription of Express Insurance is set to begin on April 13 for raising a fund worth Tk 260.79 million from the public. The initial public offering (IPO) subscription for shares by the e...

Asian stocks fall after historic Wall Street rout

REUTERS March 17, 2020 10:36:18

Most Asian shares fell on Tuesday a day after Wall Street’s historic market rout, with fleeting initial gains evaporating as the coronavirus remained a major risk to economic growth. MSCI's bro...

DSEX hits 6.5 yrs low as panic grips

FE Online Report March 16, 2020 16:52:38

Stocks kept tumbling for three straight sessions amid growing tension over the impacts of coronavirus outbreak as three more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Bangladesh. Market analysts said the massiv...

Q3 results of Oracle disclosed

FE Online Desk March 16, 2020 13:10:35

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) on Sunday announced fiscal 2020 Q3 results. Total Revenues were $9.8 billion, up 2% in USD and 3% in constant currency compared to Q3 last year. Cloud Services and Lice...