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S Korean stocks weaker; won drops

FE Report July 25, 2017 11:28:08

South Korean shares edged down on Tuesday as foreign investors continued to be net sellers of local equities.  The South Korean won eased off four-month highs, as the dollar regained strength an...

Asian shares mixed Tuesday ahead of corporate earnings reports

AP July 25, 2017 11:09:45

Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in US politics kept mo...

Asian shares mixed ahead of corporate earnings reports

AP July 25, 2017 10:39:15

Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in US politics kept mo...

Linde BD recommends 200pc interim div

FE Online Report July 25, 2017 10:28:43

The board of directors of Linde Bangladesh has recommended 200 per cent interim cash dividend for the year that will be ended on December 31, 2017, said an official disclosure on Tuesday.   The...

Asian shares slip as risk appetite ebbs, dollar sulks

Reuters July 24, 2017 08:39:56

Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after their recent strong gains, while the European Central Bank's apparent equanimity at the euro's two-year highs left the dollar la...

Bank Asia holds half-yearly review meeting

FE Online Report July 23, 2017 09:58:05

Half-yearly Business Review Meeting-2017 of Bank Asia was held on Saturday at a hotel in Dhaka. Mr. A Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of the Bank inaugurated the meeting. Vice Chairmen Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choud...

Stocks open positive amid slow trading activities

FE Online Report July 23, 2017 09:27:28

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses saw positive trend in early hour of trading Sunday as investors are showing their buying appetite on sector specific issues. After facing correction i...

Most sectors down on profit booking

FE Report July 22, 2017 08:25:00

Most of the major sectors closed in the red last week that ended Thursday as investors were mostly on profit booking tendency throughout the week from recent price surge. Of the 19 sectors listed on...

Asia stocks peak in decade

Reuters July 20, 2017 12:33:50

Asian shares rose to their highest levels in nearly a decade on Thursday, bolstered by a surge in global markets, while the yen eased after the Bank of Japan reinforced expectations that it will keep...

Asian shares rally after Wall Street gains

-- July 20, 2017 10:40:52

Asian share were mostly higher on Thursday after an overnight advance on Wall Street fuelled by strong corporate earnings.   Strong trade data and expectations for continued lavish monetary sti...

US stocks close record highs

-- July 20, 2017 10:03:47

The major US stock indexes closed at record highs on Wednesday, helped partly by technology stocks, which surpassed a long-standing mark.   The S&P 500 tech sector broke its previous record...

NZ shares fall after Wall Street gains

-- July 20, 2017 09:57:59

New Zealand shares slipped on Thursday after the three major US indexes hit record highs as technology stocks surpassed the dot-com era record.   The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 32.64 p...

Australian shares extend gains

-- July 20, 2017 09:54:52

Australian shares extended their rally on Thursday, led by robust bank stocks as positive sentiment spilled over from another record day on Wall Street.   The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 33.07...

Rupali Life Ins recommends 10pc dividend

FE Online Report July 20, 2017 09:52:43

The board of directors of Rupali Life Insurance Company Limited has recommended 10 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2016, said an official disclosure on Thursday.   The...

Stocks wallow on selling spree

FE Online Report July 20, 2017 09:41:58

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses saw downward trend in early hour of trading Thursday as risk-averse investors continued their selling spree to book profit.   After witnessing c...

Japanese stocks struggle for traction on Wednesday

Reuters July 19, 2017 11:20:57

Japanese stocks struggled for traction on Wednesday, with buying in defensive stocks barely offsetting worries about the impact of a stronger yen as the US dollar flounders.   The Nikkei share...

National Life Ins recommends 35pc div

FE Online Report July 19, 2017 11:00:27

The board of directors of National Life Insurance Company has recommended 20 per cent cash dividend and 15 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2016, said an official disclosure...

US stocks end flat; Netflix jumps

-- July 18, 2017 09:09:09

US stocks closed little changed in low volume on Monday as gains in utilities and consumer stocks offset declines in healthcare, with earnings news filtering out winners and losers across the board.Bl...

Asian stocks slip on political uncertainty

AP July 18, 2017 09:06:06

Asian shares slipped Tuesday as setbacks for a health care overhaul in the US cast doubt over prospects for a range of reforms backed by President Donald Trump.   Expectations the US Federal Re...

Asian shares mostly higher

-- July 17, 2017 11:42:54

Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after major Wall Street indexes hit new highs and China reported unexpectedly strong economic growth. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.3 per cent to 26,476.30 point...

BD’s share marginal in MSCI frontier market index

FE Online Report July 17, 2017 08:23:57

Though Bangladesh is one of the 29 countries included in the MSCI Frontier Market Index, the country’s share is nominal in the index. The index includes 116 constituents or listed compani...

Stocks mostly higher in early hour of trading

FE Online Report July 16, 2017 10:24:56

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading Sunday as investors continued their buying binge on sector specific large-cap issues.   Af...

Dow and S&P hit record highs

Reuters July 15, 2017 08:48:45

The Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs on Friday after weak economic data dulled prospects of more interest rate hikes this year.   A decline in financial shares limited the day's gains, even...

DSE holds meeting with CSE, CDBL

FE Report July 14, 2017 14:46:24

A five-member committee was formed on Thursday after a tripartite meeting between the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) and Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL). The...

Rental power sponsors bag kings ransom as incentive

-- July 13, 2017 11:34:06

Owners of rental-and quick-rental power plants bagged over Tk 392.26 billion as 'incentives' from the government over the past decade sans generating electricity, said officials.The money was exacted...

Two BD cos in top 10 of MSCI Frontier Asia Index

FE Online Report July 12, 2017 09:37:46

Two Bangladeshi listed companies were included in the list of top 10 constituents of the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Index in June this year. These two companies are: Square Pharmaceuticals which occu...

More cos issuing cash div than bonus shares

Mohammad Mufazzal July 12, 2017 08:52:27

 The number of dividend recommendations in the form of cash has been on rise in recent years against the declining trend of issuing bonus shares by the listed companies. Experts and stakeholders...

asian shares mixed before fed chair speech

-- July 12, 2017 08:36:37

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors eyed US political risks and cues about the direction of monetary policy from the Federal Reserve chair.  Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.6 per cent to...

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secondary trading of t bills bond declining

FE Online Report July 11, 2017 14:05:38

Secondary trading of treasury bills and bonds has been declining gradually for the last few months. Central bank statistics showed that monthly transaction in secondary trading of the treasury bills...