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Stocks witness volatility in early trading Sunday

FE Online Report January 26, 2020 11:36:08

Stocks witnessed volatility in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors mostly followed cautious stance after a big jump in index in the past week. Following the previous day’s high note,...

Number of active BO accounts dips

FE Report January 25, 2020 12:05:09

Some 234,503 beneficiary owners' (BO) accounts were closed in last 12 months since January 23, 2019 due to non-payment of maintenance fees, regulatory move and depressed capital market outlook. The n...

Stocks rebound strongly on govt move

Babul Barman January 25, 2020 11:48:28

Stocks rebounded strongly in the outgoing week, snapping a two-week losing streak amid growing investors' confidence in the market. Week on week, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DS...

Asian Paints wants to raise its market stake

FE REPORT January 25, 2020 11:45:59

Asian Paints Limited wants to raise its stake in Bangladesh's growing paint market on the back of the demand for quality materials. To this end, Bangladesh wing of the multinational company has sta...

LafargeHolcim dominates DSE turnover chart

FE Report January 25, 2020 11:28:22

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited dominated the Dhaka Stock Exchange's turnover chart last week that ended on Thursday. Ten most traded companies accounted for nearly 30 per cent transactions on the p...

Top ten shares grab 28.62pc of turnover

FE REPORT January 24, 2020 11:36:01

Top 10 traded stocks on Thursday grabbed 28.62 per cent of the turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). On the day, the DSE featured a turnover of Tk 5.14 billion, of which Tk 1.47 billion came fr...

People's Leasing sees trading suspension extended

FE DESK REPORT January 24, 2020 11:33:38

People's Leasing & Financial Services Ltd has witnessed further extension of its share trading suspension, according to CSE news. Referring to the earlier news disseminated on 09.01.2020 regardin...

Prospectus of Ekush First Unit Fund approved

FE Report January 23, 2020 11:36:09

The securities regulator has approved the bourses' proposals of appointing their managing directors. The approvals came on Wednesday at a meeting held at the office of the Bangladesh Securities and E...

Sea Pearl price soars 46pc in five sessions

FE Report January 23, 2020 11:33:49

The share price of Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa rose 46 per cent in last five sessions executed from the day of publishing quarterly statement that shows the company's EPS has declined. The compa...

Beacon Pharma tops turnover chart

FE Report January 21, 2020 10:55:41

Beacon Pharmaceuticals on Monday topped the scrip-wise turnover chart riding on investors' increased participation in main board and the transactions executed in block board. On the day, the company...

Merchant bankers' plea for raising funds

FE REPORT January 21, 2020 10:25:29

Merchant bankers on Monday called for increased fund support and quality public offerings to help restore stability in the country's capital market. To attract good and sound companies to the stock m...

Padma Oil Co approves 130pc dividend

Our Correspondent January 20, 2020 11:22:10

Padma Oil Company Limited (POCL), a leading fuel oil company of the country, has approved 130 per cent dividend for shareholders of the company for the 2018-19 financial year. The approval came at th...

BB rolls out capital market support plan this week

SIDDIQUE ISLAM January 20, 2020 09:47:28

The central bank is set to announce a long-term comprehensive plan this week aiming to support sustainable development of the country's capital market. Under the plan, the Bangladesh Bank (BB) will...

Dhaka stocks notch biggest gain since 2013

-- January 19, 2020 15:39:08

Dhaka stocks have gained 5.6 per cent, the biggest jump since the key index DSEX was introduced in January 2013. The shares on the Dhaka Stock Exchange were buoyed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina&rsq...

Secondary trading of treasury bills, bonds up by 89pc in 2019

FE Online Report January 18, 2020 11:48:01

Secondary trading of the government’s fixed income tradable securities jumped by 89.21 per cent in the last calendar year, according to the central bank statistics. It showed that the total val...

Weekly review: Investors welcome PM's directives on mkts

FE Report January 18, 2020 10:37:50

Some market supportive measures helped Dhaka stocks end the sharp losing streak in the week ended on Thursday. Out of five trading sessions, the DSE broad index witnessed sharp fall in first three se...

Prices of five large-cap companies up

FE Report January 18, 2020 10:31:32

The share prices of five large cap companies closed positively on Thursday following investors' increased participation. On the day, the DSEX, broad index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), also posted a...

Google-parent Alphabet now a $1 trillion company

Reuters January 17, 2020 14:34:31

As Google-parent Alphabet became on Thursday the fourth US company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the...

DSEX adds 21 stocks, drops 18

FE Report January 17, 2020 11:04:56

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has rebalanced two equities indices -- DSEX and DS30 -- as per the criteria set by S&P Dow Jones. It has added 21 companies to the DSEX, the benchmark index, and de...

PM meets policymakers to prop up stock market

-- January 16, 2020 21:19:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has met capital market policymakers to discuss ways to pull the stocks out of a slump, a day after an MP called in parliament for her intervention. Khairul Hossain, the c...

Portfolio investors not blamed for poor turnover

FE Report January 16, 2020 11:06:11

The merchant bankers and stock brokers on Wednesday said withdrawl of funds by foreign portfolio investors is not responsible for the poor turnover of the bourses. The merchant bankers and stock brok...

Asia shares flatline, wait for US and China to seal trade deal

REUTERS January 13, 2020 10:08:23

Asian shares paused near 19-month peaks on Monday ahead of the expected signing on a Sino-US trade deal, though talks on a phase two package are likely to drag on for months. MSCI’s broadest in...

Saudi Aramco raises IPO to record $29.4 billion

Reuters January 12, 2020 13:12:53

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco said on Sunday it has exercised its “greenshoe option” to sell an additional 450 million shares, raising the size of its initial public...

Renata clocks 20pc growth against market growth of 17pc

Mohammad Mufazzal January 12, 2020 12:45:54

Listed pharmaceutical company Renata witnessed a steady growth in net profit for the last three fiscal years (FYs) as the company maintained its high professional standard in manufacturing 'quality' m...

Five large-cap cos shed prices up to 11.34pc

FE Report January 11, 2020 10:46:28

Five large-cap companies having notable impact on index movement lost prices up to 11.34 per cent per share in last week. During the week, the DSEX, the broad index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), los...

Weekly market review: Free fall of index creates panic

FE Report January 11, 2020 10:45:09

Dhaka bourse closed the week with the highest single week fall in core index since 2013 following investors' panic sales executed in all sessions amid lack of confidence. The core index also hit the...

Foreigners buy $10.16b of S Korean stocks in 2019

-- January 10, 2020 15:17:22

Foreign investors purchased more than 10 billion US dollars of South Korean stocks and bonds last year, central bank data showed Friday. Foreign capital of $10.16 billion flowed into the South Korean...

Selling pressure continues on DSE

FE Report January 10, 2020 10:40:04

The core index of Dhaka bourse on Thursday settled below 4200 points after losing 262 points in five sessions in a row amid investors' panic sales executed throughout the week. The Dhaka Stock Exchan...

10 cos account for 35.51pc of DSE

FE Report January 09, 2020 11:40:07

Ten most traded stocks accounted for 35.51 per cent of transactions on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Wednesday, with Standard Ceramic Industries generating the highest turnover. The total turnove...

Asian shares rebound as Mideast tensions ease

REUTERS January 09, 2020 10:24:40

Asian stocks rebounded on Thursday and oil edged up as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of further conflict in the Middle East and investors unwound safety plays. US President Do...