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South Bangla Bank makes debut Wednesday

South Bangla Bank makes debut Wednesday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-10 10:31:41

South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank (SBAC) will make its shares trading debut on Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chittagong Stock Exchange tomorrow (Wednesday) under the settlement category “N...

Bangladesh Finance posts 218pc jump in net profit after tax

Bangladesh Finance posts 218pc jump in net profit after tax

FE REPORT 2021-08-10 10:14:43

In the first half (H1) of 2021, Bangladesh Finance's consolidated net profit after tax increased by 217.83 per cent year on year to Tk 235.4 million. The company's earnings per share also increased t...

DSE sets fresh records as investors stay afloat

DSE sets fresh records as investors stay afloat

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-09 17:04:44

Increased participation of buoyant investors pushed Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) to set six new records on Monday. The premier bourse continued to break its previous records as all three indices, marke...

Stocks nosedive at opening on BB decisions

Stocks nosedive at opening on BB decisions

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-09 11:04:21

Stocks nosedived at the opening on Monday as risk-averse investors are dumping their holdings after setting records in the previous session. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE),...

Ten companies  snare 18.79pc of total turnover

Ten companies snare 18.79pc of total turnover

FE REPORT 2021-08-09 10:50:47

Top 10 turnover leaders grabbed 18.79 per cent of total turnover featured by Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) last week. During the week, the premier bourse DSE conducted transactions for three sessions an...

Listed general insurers see higher profits in first half

Listed general insurers see higher profits in first half

BABUL BARMAN 2021-08-09 10:02:46

Listed general insurers have bagged higher profits in the first half (H1) of 2021 thanks to lowering agents commission, reduced net claim and reduction in operational costs. A total of 38 general i...

Hefty growth in earnings per share of MNCs

Hefty growth in earnings per share of MNCs

FE REPORT 2021-08-08 08:54:37

Most of the listed multinational companies (MNCs) have registered hefty growth in EPS for January-June, 2021 compared to same period of the previous year. Some of the companies have said they saw r...

Stocks’ record breaking rally continues on DSE

Stocks’ record breaking rally continues on DSE

FE Online Report 2021-08-05 16:12:36

Dhaka stocks continued to break their previous records, as all three indices and market-cap of the prime bourse hit a new high on Tuesday. Market experts said stocks kept their record-breaking rall...

Stocks open higher to hit new high

Stocks open higher to hit new high

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-05 10:45:03

Stocks opened higher on Thursday, with the key index of the prime bourse hitting a new high, as investors continued to put fresh bets on major stocks amid high expectations. DSEX, the prime index of...

NLI First MF declares record 17.50pc cash dividend

NLI First MF declares record 17.50pc cash dividend

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-05 10:30:02

The Trustee Committee of NLI First Mutual Fund, a closed-end mutual fund, has declared a record 17.50 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2021. The record date is set on August 29...

Leading non-banking financial institutions record higher earnings per share

Leading non-banking financial institutions record higher earnings per share

BABUL BARMAN 2021-08-05 10:26:52

The country's leading listed non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) bagged higher profits in the first half (H1) of 2021 thanks to lower cost of funds, suspension of loan classification and capita...

Five companies' stocks keep rising sans price sensitive information

Five companies' stocks keep rising sans price sensitive information

FE REPORT 2021-08-05 09:49:44

Five listed companies' stocks are witnessing unusual price hike and an increase in the volume of shares in recent weeks despite no undisclosed price sensitive information (PSI). The companies are Son...

No money from stimulus package enters stock market, finance minister says

No money from stimulus package enters stock market, finance minister says

-- 2021-08-04 19:54:29

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that remittances and undisclosed money have entered the stock market of the country. “But no money from government’s stimulus package went to t...

Market stakeholders urged not to make comments that create controversies

Market stakeholders urged not to make comments that create controversies

FE REPORT 2021-08-04 10:35:40

A commissioner of the securities regulator has urged the stakeholders to refrain from making 'illogical' and 'unnecessary' comments which generate debate in the stock market. The commissioner of the...

Most banks see earnings per share grow

Most banks see earnings per share grow

MOHAMMAD MUFAZZAL 2021-08-04 08:23:04

Most of the listed banks registered hefty growth in EPS for January-June, 2021 compared to same period of the previous year mainly because of suspension of loan classification. Experts and the offi...

DSEX crosses 6500-mark to hit record high

DSEX crosses 6500-mark to hit record high

FE Online Report 2021-08-03 15:31:29

The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSEX) crossed the 6500-mark for the first time on Tuesday since its inception in eight years back as investors continued their buying spree on major se...

DSEX crosses 6500-mark at opening

DSEX crosses 6500-mark at opening

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-03 11:00:32

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock (DSEX) surpassed the 6,500-mark in early trading on Tuesday as investors remained upbeat after the announcement of another expansionary monetary policy statement....

Midas Financing declares 2.5pc cash, 2.5pc stock dividend for 2020

Midas Financing declares 2.5pc cash, 2.5pc stock dividend for 2020

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-03 10:49:44

The board of directors of Midas Financing has recommended 2.50 per cent cash and 2.50 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The board has also decided to hold an extraordin...

DSEX hits new high after monetary policy

DSEX hits new high after monetary policy

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-02 16:40:19

The key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) reached a new high on Monday as investors showed buying spree after the Bangladesh Bank unveiled another expansionary monetary policy statement. DSEX,...

Stocks open higher after monetary policy statement

Stocks open higher after monetary policy statement

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-02 11:12:06

Stocks opened higher on Monday as optimistic investors are showing buying spree on major sector issues after the central bank unveiled an expansionary monetary policy statement. Bangladesh Bank on...

Some 85pc listed banks see profit surge

Some 85pc listed banks see profit surge

BABUL BARMAN 2021-08-02 09:59:22

Most of the listed banks logged higher profits year-on-year in the first half (H1) for January-June, 2021 due to higher operating income, lower provisioning and bullish capital market. Of the 31 bank...

Eight companies see decline in stakes held by foreigners

Eight companies see decline in stakes held by foreigners

Mohammad Mufazzal 2021-08-01 09:05:21

Some eight listed companies having good fundamentals saw a decline in stakes held by foreigners in the last six to twelve months. The amount of shares held by foreigners declined ranging between 0....

Axiata seeks 66pc stake in Indonesia's Link Net

Axiata seeks 66pc stake in Indonesia's Link Net

REUTERS 2021-07-30 18:48:17

Malaysian telecoms group Axiata Group Bhd is exploring a deal to acquire an equity holding of almost two-thirds of Indonesia's PT Link Net Tbk shares, it said in a stock exchange filing on Friday. Th...

SBAC Bank’s investors get minimum 60 IPO shares

SBAC Bank’s investors get minimum 60 IPO shares

FE Online Report 2021-07-29 19:21:50

A general investor will get a minimum of 60 initial public offerings (IPOs) shares of South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank (SBAC) against the application of Tk 10,000. The Dhaka Stock Exchang...

DSEX records new high as investors stay afloat

DSEX records new high as investors stay afloat

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 18:04:47

Stocks posted a marginal gain on Thursday, with the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSEX), hitting a new high since its inception more than eight year back. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka...

Stocks down in early trading on profit-booking

Stocks down in early trading on profit-booking

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 11:02:43

Stocks witnessed a downward trend in early trading on Thursday as cautious investors are booking profit on sector-wise issues following reduced trading days news next week. Trading on the bourses wil...

Premier Bank to issue Tk 4.0b perpetual bond

Premier Bank to issue Tk 4.0b perpetual bond

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 10:29:58

The board of directors of Premier Bank has decided to raise Tk 4.0 billion through the issuance of unsecured contingent-conversion floating rate perpetual bonds to boost the capital base of the bank....

National Life Insurance declares 32pc cash dividend

National Life Insurance declares 32pc cash dividend

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 10:01:26

The board of directors of National Life Insurance Company has recommended a 32 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2020. The final approval of the dividend will come during th...

Most listed banks see whopping growth in earnings per share

Most listed banks see whopping growth in earnings per share

FE REPORT 2021-07-29 09:13:35

Standard Bank has returned to profit in the second quarter (Q2) that ended on June 30, 2021, against the same quarter last year while Dutch-Bangla Bank's earnings dropped slightly in April-June, 202...

Market ‘distortions’ weakening telecom industry, Robi CEO says

Market ‘distortions’ weakening telecom industry, Robi CEO says

-- 2021-07-28 17:39:37

Admitting significant contributions of digital vision to financial performance, Mobile phone operator Robi’s Managing Director and CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed has said distorted price mechanisms and...