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Stock markets: BB fines seven errant banks

Stock markets: BB fines seven errant banks

Siddique Islam 2017-10-09 12:00:00

The central bank fined seven commercial banks for their recent share-market activities by violating the legal sanction, officials said. "We've imposed the fines with substantial amount of money on th...

Govt earnings from DSE soar 174 per cent in Q1

Govt earnings from DSE soar 174 per cent in Q1

Babul Barman 2017-10-09 12:00:00

The government revenue earnings from the Dhaka bourse marked a 174 per cent rise in first quarter (Q1) for July-September period of the current fiscal year compared to the same quarter a year ago as t...

Stocks plunge as panic seizes investors

Stocks plunge as panic seizes investors

FE Online Report 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Stocks suffered a sharp fall on Monday as investors went on panic sale after Bangladesh Bank (BB) fined seven banks for violating securities rules on share investment. Brokers said the investors went...

China shares at 21-month high

China shares at 21-month high

Reuters 2017-10-09 02:35:16

Chinese shares climbed on Monday after a week-long break as a disappointing survey on the country’s service sector did little to dent optimism on global growth, while political uncertainty cause...

Asian markets mostly advance

Asian markets mostly advance

-- 2017-10-09 01:03:42

Most Asian markets rose Monday following a strong week on Wall Street as Chinese trading resumed after a holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent to 3,383.73 points and Sydney’s...

Far East Knitting recommends 15pc stock div

Far East Knitting recommends 15pc stock div

FE Online Report 2017-10-08 12:00:00

The board of directors of Far East Knitting & Dyeing Industries has recommended 15 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure on Sunday. The final...

First 15 minutes see addition of 28 points on DSE

First 15 minutes see addition of 28 points on DSE

FE Online Report 2017-10-08 12:00:00

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early trading on Sunday as investors continued their buying appetite on sector-specific stocks. Following the previous week&...

Dhaka stocks end flat after bumpy ride

Dhaka stocks end flat after bumpy ride

FE Online Report 2017-10-08 12:00:00

Dhaka stocks ended almost flat in green Sunday after volatile trading as investors were active both sides of trading fence throughout the trading session. Market insiders said the optimistic investor...

Corporate governance guidelines in the offing

Corporate governance guidelines in the offing

FE Desk 2017-10-08 11:20:36

Experts in a seminar recently said equity market should be a regular source of finance to industrialise the country. As part of observing the World Investor Week, the Institute of Chartered Accounta...

Stock market needs listing of sound cos

Stock market needs listing of sound cos

FE Report 2017-10-08 11:06:36

Discussants have said the country's capital market needs listing of more good companies to fetch more foreign investments. They stressed on importance of companies having good fundamentals on Saturd...

S&P 500 breaks record run on jobs data, drug chain drop

S&P 500 breaks record run on jobs data, drug chain drop

Reuters 2017-10-07 10:11:15

The S&P 500 eased on Friday, ending a six-day run of record highs as the first monthly decline in US nonfarm jobs in seven years dampened sentiment and pharmacy shares fell on Amazon competition f...

City Bank appoints Adil Islam as AMD

City Bank appoints Adil Islam as AMD

FE Online Desk 2017-10-07 09:52:22

City Bank has recently appointed Adil lslam as its Additional Managing Director. He has more than 26 years of banking and business leadership experience, gained through working in various internationa...

Mercantile Bank holds Business Review Meeting

Mercantile Bank holds Business Review Meeting

FE Online Desk 2017-10-07 09:34:49

The ‘Business Review Meeting’ of Mercantile Bank Limited was held Saturday at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel in the city. A total of 119 branch managers, All Divisional Heads and Executiv...

Asian shares higher in dull trading

Asian shares higher in dull trading

-- 2017-10-06 03:28:54

Mostly of the Asian shares were higher on Friday after the Standard & Poor's 500 index logged an eighth straight day of gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.3 per cent to 20,685.86 and the...

NZ shares hit all-time high

NZ shares hit all-time high

-- 2017-10-05 12:54:34

New Zealand shares hit an all-time high aided by consumer stocks on Thursday. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 0.4 per cent, or 31.26 points, to hit an all-time high at 7,980.95. Strong con...

Stock mkt lacks depth, breadth

Stock mkt lacks depth, breadth

FE Report 2017-10-05 12:51:37

The country's capital market needs listing of more companies having good fundamentals along with introducing new products to attract investors from different level of income.Dr. Mashiur Rahman, the ec...

Ten cos snare 35pc transaction on DSE

Ten cos snare 35pc transaction on DSE

FE Report 2017-10-05 12:50:07

Top 10 traded companies, including seven banks, Wednesday captured nearly 35 per cent transaction of the Dhaka bourse while LankaBangla Finance topped the chart.The total turnover on the Dhaka Stock E...

Australian shares rise after Wall St rally

Australian shares rise after Wall St rally

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

Australian shares edged up on Thursday, tracking Wall Street higher, with the gains fairly broad based, driven by material and consumer stocks. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index was up 13.342 p...

DSE, CSE open higher on buying spree

DSE, CSE open higher on buying spree

FE Online Report 2017-10-05 11:51:26

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early trading on Thursday as investors continued their buying appetite on sector-specific stocks. Following the previous day...

Asian shares edge up slightly after strong US data

Asian shares edge up slightly after strong US data

Reuters 2017-10-05 10:02:23

Asian shares were a tad firmer on Thursday, taking their cues from strong US data although holiday-thinned trade and uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the US economy are likely to k...

DSEX crosses 6,200-mark as bank shares shine

DSEX crosses 6,200-mark as bank shares shine

FE Online Report 2017-10-05 04:30:06

Stocks extended the winning spell on Thursday, with key index of the major bourse crossing the 6,200-mark again, as investors continued their buying spree on banking issues. Brokers said the market e...

Asian shares flat in calm trading

Asian shares flat in calm trading

-- 2017-10-05 01:11:30

Asian shares were little changed on Thursday, with trading becalmed by public holidays in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 per cent lower to 20,616.75. Au...

Asian shares mixed in quiet trading

Asian shares mixed in quiet trading

-- 2017-10-04 12:37:20

Asian shares were mixed in holiday-thinned trading on Wednesday as investors brushed off Wall Street’s latest advance into record territory. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index gave up ear...

Foreign funds in stocks up 202pc in 9 months

Foreign funds in stocks up 202pc in 9 months

Babul Barman 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Net foreign investments in stocks jumped 202 per cent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2017 as overseas investors poured more funds into the Bangladesh stock market. Positive macroeconomic in...

Stocks see mixed trend in early trading

Stocks see mixed trend in early trading

FE Online Report 2017-10-04 12:00:00

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed mixed trend in early trading on Wednesday as investors remained active both sides of trading fence. Following the...

China shares hit two-year high

China shares hit two-year high

-- 2017-10-04 02:07:17

China stocks jumped 1.9 per cent to their highest level in more than two years on Wednesday morning, extending gains for a second day, after China’s central bank cut reserve ratios. The Chinese...

Indian shares extend gains

Indian shares extend gains

-- 2017-10-04 01:55:04

Indian shares were set for a fourth winning session on Wednesday as oil firms gained due to a tax cut on petrol and diesel, though caution lingered ahead of the outcome of the central bank’s pol...

SE Asian stocks mostly rise

SE Asian stocks mostly rise

-- 2017-10-04 01:45:51

Most Southeast Asian shares rose on Wednesday, while sentiment got a boost after the World Bank raised its growth forecasts for developing East Asia and the Pacific region. The World Bank raised its...

Banks lead Hong Kong stocks higher

Banks lead Hong Kong stocks higher

-- 2017-10-04 01:34:58

Hong Kong stocks rose on Wednesday, extending gains made in the previous trading session, with Chinese banks and insurers leading the surge. The blue chip Hang Seng index rose to 28,521.77, its highe...

New Zealand shares end edge up

New Zealand shares end edge up

-- 2017-10-04 01:17:32

New Zealand shares ended slightly higher on Wednesday, supported by consumer staples and utility stocks. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.2 per cent or 16.27 points to finish the session at...