Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The BBN (Bangladesh Business News) has prepared the business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals Wednesday midday in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s stocks stay positive at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks kept the early hour’s positive trend at midday on Wednesday as the optimistic investors remained active on sector specific issues.

Bangladesh Taka depreciates two paisa against US$
The exchange rate of Bangladesh Taka (BDT) depreciated by maximum two paisa against the US currency in early hour transactions on Wednesday in inter-bank foreign exchange (forex) market.

Linde BD recommends total 310pc final cash dividend
Linde Bangladesh has recommended total 310 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2016, says an official disclosure on Wednesday.

Heidelberg Cement recommends 300pc cash dividend
The Heidelberg Cement Bangladesh has recommended 300 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2016, said an official disclosure on Wednesday.

Denimsandjeans Bangladesh expo opens to attract global buyers
The 7th edition of Denimsandjeans Bangladesh began in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday aiming to attract global buyers through showcasing latest jeanswear and accessories with a lower cost.

Crude oil prices edge lower in Asia
Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday in Asia after industry figures painted a mixed picture on US inventories with crude stocks showing a lower build than seen, but gasoline surprising on the upside, while upbeat manufacturing figures from China were noted.

Gold prices dip as Trump addresses Congress on policy plans
Gold dipped in Asia on Wednesday as Donald Trump gave a strong law-and-order speech to the US Congress that included a crackdown on illegal immigration and repeated call for wall on the border with Mexico, while calling for a vast overhaul of the nation’s tax system and increased spending on infrastructure and defense.

Sensex jumps 216 points, Nifty rises to 8,933 on GDP data
The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading higher by over 210 points and the NSE index Nifty above the 8,900-mark on positive GDP data for the December quarter and favourable Asian cues.

Indian Rupee weakens 13 paisa against US dollar
Indian Rupee depreciated by 13 paisa to 66.82 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday on increased demand for the dollar from importers.

Asian markets trades mostly higher
Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday morning, shrugging off modest US losses from Tuesday, as traders focused on President Donald Trump’s address to the US Congress.
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