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Stocks soar beating strict lockdown worries

Stocks soar beating strict lockdown worries

FE Online Report 2021-04-13 16:35:18

Stocks soared on Tuesday, defeating worries of the seven-day strict-lockdown, as bargain hunters continued to put fresh bets on low-priced lucrative issues. The stock market will remain shut during...

Japan not keen on joint FTA study

Japan not keen on joint FTA study

MUNIMA SULTANA AND SYFUL ISLAM 2021-04-13 13:13:52

Japan has shown its reluctance to take forward a proposal by Bangladesh for conducting a joint feasibility study on the possibility to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries. The...

Eastern Bank declares 17.50pc cash, 17.50pc stock dividend

Eastern Bank declares 17.50pc cash, 17.50pc stock dividend

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-13 12:22:07

The board of directors of Eastern Bank has recommended 17.50 per cent cash and 17.50 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come duri...

CSE extends timeframe for applying for new TREC licence until May 30

CSE extends timeframe for applying for new TREC licence until May 30

FE REPORT 2021-04-13 12:17:46

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) has extended the timeframe for applying for new TREC licence from the port city's bourse by one and half months until May 30. The board of directors of CSE has d...

Bangladesh's poverty rate rises to 30pc amid pandemic

Bangladesh's poverty rate rises to 30pc amid pandemic

FE Report 2021-04-13 11:18:11

As the country is set to embrace a 'hard' lockdown from tomorrow (Wednesday), the World Bank (WB) on Monday released the Bangladesh Development Update (BDU) highlighting the impact of the Covid-19 on...

Stocks slide at opening as market to remain closed during lockdown

Stocks slide at opening as market to remain closed during lockdown

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-13 11:08:50

Stocks opened marginally lower on Tuesday after witnessing a modest rise the previous day riding on the news of stock market closure during the forthcoming lockdown. Trading and settlement activities...

Pubali Bank declares 12.50pc cash dividend for 2020

Pubali Bank declares 12.50pc cash dividend for 2020

FE Online Report 2021-04-13 10:34:43

The board of directors of Pubali Bank has recommended 12.50 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come during the annual general meet...

Brac Bank declares 10pc cash, 5.0pc stock dividend

Brac Bank declares 10pc cash, 5.0pc stock dividend

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-13 10:34:20

The board of directors of Brac Bank has recommended 10 per cent cash and 5.0 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come during the a...

Bangladesh recovery beckons: WB

Bangladesh recovery beckons: WB

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-12 12:50:22

Bangladesh’s economy is showing nascent signs of recovery backed by a rebound in exports, strong remittance inflows, and the ongoing vaccination programme. This has been reflected in a new Worl...

Stocks rise at opening on bargain hunting

Stocks rise at opening on bargain hunting

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-12 11:01:32

Stocks witnessed an upward trend on Monday after a sharp fall in the past two days as bargain hunters were mostly active on sector-wise lucrative issues. Meanwhile, the bourses have extended the trad...

Bourses extend trading time by 30 minutes to 12:30 pm

Bourses extend trading time by 30 minutes to 12:30 pm

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-12 10:33:21

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) have extended the trading time by 30 minutes in line with the banking hours effective from today (Monday). Trading on the DSE an...

Islamic Finance declares 10pc cash dividend

Islamic Finance declares 10pc cash dividend

FE Online Report 2021-04-12 10:30:59

The board of directors of Islamic Finance & Investment has recommended a 10 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come during the...

Economists suggest increasing budgetary spending so that money flows into people's pockets

Economists suggest increasing budgetary spending so that money flows into people's pockets

FE REPORT 2021-04-12 08:12:42

Country's leading economists on Sunday suggested the government pursue an expansionary fiscal policy and increase its spending to help money flow into the people's hands. They also recommended wideni...

Finance Minister Kamal upbeat about 7.4pc growth target

Finance Minister Kamal upbeat about 7.4pc growth target

FHM Humayan Kabir 2021-04-11 12:50:30

1. We are observing that the Bangladesh economy is showing 'signs of recovery' even after COVID-19 pandemic. Do you think that the economy will fully rebound within this FY2021 as the govt. targets...

Linde Bangladesh declares 400pc cash dividend

Linde Bangladesh declares 400pc cash dividend

FE Online Report 2021-04-11 11:48:43

The board of directors of Linde Bangladesh has recommended a 400 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come during the annual general...

Stocks open sharply lower

Stocks open sharply lower

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-11 11:46:02

Stocks opened sharply lower on Sunday as risk-averse investors dumped their holdings following the strict lockdown news ahead and withdrawal of floor price restriction for 66 issues. The market fell...

Eastland Insurance recommends 10pc dividend

Eastland Insurance recommends 10pc dividend

FE Online Report 2021-04-11 11:36:46

The board of directors of Eastland Insurance Company has recommended 7.0 per cent cash and 3.0 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will...

Price erosion ceiling for 66 listed securities reduced

Price erosion ceiling for 66 listed securities reduced

FE REPORT 2021-04-11 11:11:12

The securities regulator has reduced the price erosion ceiling for 66 listed securities to avert the impact of their price fall on the benchmark index amid the ongoing lockdown. As per the regulatory...

Uttara Bank declares 12.5pc cash, 12.5pc stock dividend

Uttara Bank declares 12.5pc cash, 12.5pc stock dividend

FE Online Report 2021-04-11 10:56:10

The board of directors of Uttara Bank has recommended 12.50 per cent cash and 12.50 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come durin...

Adviser Mashiur Rahman backs business-friendly tax regime

Adviser Mashiur Rahman backs business-friendly tax regime

FE REPORT 2021-04-11 10:28:23

Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman on Saturday stressed the need for a business-friendly tax regime that would not change frequently and hinder the business growth. "Frequent...

Finance minister wary of external shocks amid Covid-19

Finance minister wary of external shocks amid Covid-19

FHM Humayan Kabir 2021-04-11 08:37:34

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has identified "external shocks and the possibility of slower global economic recovery" as the main challenges to Bangladesh's economic rebound amid the Covid-9 pa...

Stakeholders for economic recovery guideline in budget for FY22

Stakeholders for economic recovery guideline in budget for FY22

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-10 20:18:31

Stakeholders and experts at a pre-budget discussion on Saturday called for a specific guideline in the next budget for economic recovery as the second wave is going on and it may have a huge implicati...

Capital market to follow banking sector's ‘lead’ during lockdown, BSEC says

Capital market to follow banking sector's ‘lead’ during lockdown, BSEC says

-- 2021-04-10 18:40:11

The capital market will continue its operation in the interest of investors in any situation during the Covid-19 pandemic if the banking activities continue. The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Co...

Official assistance offsets Covid food insecurity: Study

Official assistance offsets Covid food insecurity: Study

FE REPORT 2021-04-10 12:54:46

The government's support strengthened the food security of rural households in 2021, following the Covid-induced lockdown during April-May last year, according to a study. However, the overall food...

Robi declares 3.0 per cent interim cash dividend

Robi declares 3.0 per cent interim cash dividend

-- 2021-04-10 11:21:37

Robi Axiata, the country's second largest telecom operator, has declared 3.0 per cent interim cash dividend for the year 2021. The company declared the interim cash dividend out of the retained earni...

Government’s bank borrowings during July-March period drop

Government’s bank borrowings during July-March period drop

Reuters 2021-04-10 09:17:55

The government's borrowing from the country's banking system dropped significantly in the first nine months of this fiscal year (FY), 2020-21, with an increasing reliance on the National Savings Depar...

Solar home system scheme benefits Bangladesh $1.7b

Solar home system scheme benefits Bangladesh $1.7b

FE Report 2021-04-09 17:22:09

Bangladesh's net benefit for using the solar home system (SHS) was estimated at US$1.7 billion at constant 2018 US dollar price, said a World Bank (WB) report. It said the net financial gain of Bangl...

Tax receipts from DSE jump 113pc in nine months

Tax receipts from DSE jump 113pc in nine months

Babul Barman 2021-04-09 17:19:11

The government's revenue earnings from the prime bourse marked a whopping 113 per cent rise in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (FY) compared to the same period of the previous fiscal....

Top business leaders press for more Covid aid

Top business leaders press for more Covid aid

FE REPORT 2021-04-09 14:02:21

The country's top business leaders have sought extension of the tenure and expansion of the coverage of incentive packages to offset Covid-19's impacts on the economy. Last year, the government annou...

Stocks snap three-day winning streak on ‘floor price’ lifting news

Stocks snap three-day winning streak on ‘floor price’ lifting news

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-08 14:17:21

Stocks slumped on Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak, as risk-averse investors dumped their holdings riding on the news that the securities regulator lifted the floor price of 66 companies....