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Capital mkt lacks environment to raise long-term debt

Capital mkt lacks environment to raise long-term debt

Syful Islam 2018-02-05 00:00:00

An International Finance Corporation (IFC) diagnostic mission has recently found the Bangladesh capital market environment not conducive to the issuance of debt instruments or mobilisation of debt to...

Stocks on the slide: Finance ministry calls emergency meeting

Stocks on the slide: Finance ministry calls emergency meeting

FE Report 2018-02-05 00:00:00

As indexes at both stock markets continue falling, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) called an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss the overall situation. The meeting will be held at the offi...

Pacific Denims now in ‘A’ category

Pacific Denims now in ‘A’ category

FE Online Report 2018-02-05 00:00:00

Pacific Denims Limited (PDL) has been placed in ‘A’ category from existing ‘N’ category with effect from Tuesday as the company has reported disbursement of 12.50 per cent stoc...

BSEC allows listing Ctg cos on CSE only

BSEC allows listing Ctg cos on CSE only

Our Correspondent 2018-02-05 00:00:00

Chairman of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission Dr M Khairul Hossain has announced listing of the Chittagong-based industries and companies only on the Chittagong Stock Exchange to attra...

Stocks extend losing spell for fifth day

Stocks extend losing spell for fifth day

FE Online Report 2018-02-05 00:00:00

Stocks witnessed yet another bearish session Monday, extending the losing streak for the fifth straight session, as investors continued sale of shares. Following the previous day’s biggest fall...

BSTI drive against sale of impure water

BSTI drive against sale of impure water

FE Report 2018-02-04 15:16:27

The standard of service and quality of goods overseeing authority has carried out a mobile court drive against traders who sell impure drinking water at Mirpur in Dhaka city. Along with the Rapid Ac...

Subscription of Credence First Shariah Unit Fund begins today

Subscription of Credence First Shariah Unit Fund begins today

FE Report 2018-02-04 10:51:47

Subscription of 'Credence First Shariah Unit Fund' will begin today (Sunday) while public subscription of Advent Pharma is set to begin on February 11. The initial size of the Credence First Shariah...

GSP Finance recommends 23.50pc stock dividend

GSP Finance recommends 23.50pc stock dividend

FE Online Report 2018-02-04 00:00:00

The board of directors of GSP Finance has recommended 23.50 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2017, said an official disclosure on Sunday. The final approval will come during...

Wall Street sees worst week in years

Wall Street sees worst week in years

-- 2018-02-04 00:00:00

Signs that a long-awaited correction may have arrived on Wall Street will keep investors on edge on Monday after the S&P 500 closed off the week with its biggest percentage drop in two years. Th...

Stock markets see steep fall

Stock markets see steep fall

FE Online Report 2018-02-04 00:00:00

Stocks on both bourses witnessed a steep decline in the first hour of trading on Sunday as investors are on selling spree, fearing a further fall. Following the previous week’s one of the large...

DBA, BMBA call emergency meeting on capital market

DBA, BMBA call emergency meeting on capital market

FE Online Report 2018-02-04 00:00:00

Stock brokers and merchant bankers on Sunday called an emergency meeting to take stock of the capital market. DSE Brokers Association (DBA) and Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) will ho...

CSE Fair ends

CSE Fair ends

FE Online Desk 2018-02-04 00:00:00

The sixth Capital Market Fair, arranged by Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) ended Saturday in the port city, said a statement issued by CSE. The fair put thrust on raising the depth of the stock mar...

Stocks continue to see freefall; DSEX sheds record 133pts

Stocks continue to see freefall; DSEX sheds record 133pts

FE Online Report 2018-02-04 00:00:00

The core index of the Dhaka bourse on Sunday fell over 133 points, the biggest single-day fall in 55 months, as panicked investors went on selling spree amid uncertainty. Afraid of further decline in...

Global stocks sink, bond yields soar

Global stocks sink, bond yields soar

-- 2018-02-03 12:12:47

Global stock markets plunged and bond yields soared on Friday after US data showing the strongest annual wage growth since 2009. Yields on the benchmark 10-year US Treasury note shot up to a four-yea...

First virtual trading simulator launched in CSE

First virtual trading simulator launched in CSE

FE Online Desk 2018-02-03 11:42:14

Chittagong Stock Exchange and LankaBangla Securities have jointly launched the first Virtual Trading Simulator in Bangladesh named “Stock Paathshala”on the second day of Capital Marke...

Dow slips to two-year low

Dow slips to two-year low

-- 2018-02-03 11:06:49

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped on Friday, swooning almost 666 points, for its biggest daily percentage loss in 20 months. It was the biggest daily point fall in the Dow since December 2008...

More govt cos, MNCs should float shares in capital mkt

More govt cos, MNCs should float shares in capital mkt

Our Correspondent 2018-02-03 10:36:29

Managing director of Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) Shaifur Rahman Majumdar on Friday said more government and multinational companies should be enlisted with the capital market to raise the depth...

Core index sees biggest single-week fall in 2 yrs

Core index sees biggest single-week fall in 2 yrs

FE Report 2018-02-03 00:00:00

The core index of the Dhaka bourse dipped 3.13 per cent last week as nervous investors sold shares in bulk. Merchant bankers and stockbrokers alleged that a 'political rumour' spread by a vested quar...

Asian shares see mostly lower

Asian shares see mostly lower

-- 2018-02-02 13:56:30

Asian shares were mostly lower Friday as investors evaluated the latest earnings reports while worries about rising US bond yields weighed on sentiment. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 sank 0.7 pe...

Indian shares tumble on budget woes

Indian shares tumble on budget woes

-- 2018-02-02 13:50:25

Indian shares tumbled on Friday as the long-term capital gains tax on equities investments dampened the investors’ sentiment. The weak sentiment came a day after the government unveiled its bud...

SE Asian stocks nudge higher

SE Asian stocks nudge higher

-- 2018-02-02 13:41:00

Southeast Asian stock markets nudged higher on Friday with the Philippines heading for its first gain in four sessions, while Singapore slipped for a third day in four. The Philippine Stock Exchange...

S Korean stocks fall to two-week lows

S Korean stocks fall to two-week lows

-- 2018-02-02 13:35:24

South Korean stocks fell to two-week lows on Friday, while the Korean won skidded to its lowest in six weeks. Bond yields rose. Both the benchmark index and the currency were hammered by heavy foreig...

Hong Kong stocks nearly flat

Hong Kong stocks nearly flat

-- 2018-02-02 12:42:45

Hong Kong stocks were nearly flat on Friday while, the Hang Seng Index was down 0.01 per cent at 32,640.12. The sub-index of the Hang Seng index tracking energy shares rose 2.7 per cent while the...

China shares extend losses

China shares extend losses

-- 2018-02-02 12:39:12

China stocks extended losses on Friday as investors booked profits after recent sharp gains, with the Shanghai benchmark index poised for their worst weekly losses in nearly two years. At 04:03 GMT,...

New Zealand shares tick up

New Zealand shares tick up

-- 2018-02-02 12:22:10

New Zealand shares ticked up on Friday, helped by a rise in materials and industrials. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.1 per cent or 5.39 points to 8,389.260, on track to add 1.0 per cen...

ASX rises on energy, materials

ASX rises on energy, materials

-- 2018-02-02 12:19:44

Australian shares ticked up on Friday as energy and materials stocks firmed on higher oil and iron ore prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.3 per cent or 20.80 points to 6,110.90 by 0113 GMT. The...

Eight businessmen, two cos get acquittal in 1996 share scam

Eight businessmen, two cos get acquittal in 1996 share scam

FE Report 2018-02-02 12:07:22

The special tribunal on capital market acquitted eight businessmen and two companies in two cases related to 1996 stock market scam on Thursday, jurists said. Earlier, the cases were filed against th...

Queen South Textile allocates 15m shares thru IPO lottery

Queen South Textile allocates 15m shares thru IPO lottery

FE Report 2018-02-02 11:01:44

The Queen South Textile Mills Limited allocated 15 million ordinary shares among successful applicants through IPO (initial public offering) lottery draw on Thursday. The lottery draw was held at t...

EPS of Far East Knitting rises 19pc

EPS of Far East Knitting rises 19pc

Mohammad Mufazzal 2018-02-02 10:50:26

Far East Knitting & Dyeing Industries (FEKDI), a listed company, saw 19 per cent growth in the earnings per share (EPS) for the year ending on June 30, 2017, riding on the wave of increased sale...

Blowout in bond yields rattles Asian stocks

Blowout in bond yields rattles Asian stocks

-- 2018-02-02 10:35:39

The euro neared multi-year peaks on Friday as talk of policy tightening in Europe and expectations that inflation is set to gear higher drove up borrowing costs globally, a move that sparked a sell-of...