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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Bangladesh Business News prepared Sunday’s evening business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals both in local and international.

Bangladesh’s stocks end higher for two sessions riding on banks
Bangladesh’s stocks ended higher for the two consecutive sessions on Sunday with core index of the major bourse hitting record high as investors continued to take position on bank stocks.

Roads to avoid on Aug 15
Vehicular movement in and around Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi will be curtailed on the occasion of National Mourning Day on August 15.

Gold / Silver / Copper futures – weekly outlook: August 14 – 18
Gold prices rose to a two-month high on Friday following a weaker-than-expected U.S. inflation report that investors worried would delay plans for another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year.

Crude oil futures – weekly outlook: August 14 – 18
Oil prices settled higher on Friday, but still ended the week with a loss amid lingering concerns over a global supply glut.

The week ahead: 5 things to watch on the economic calendar
Global financial markets will focus on minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting in the week ahead, as investors look for more hints on the timing of the next U.S. rate hike and clues on how the central bank plans to pare back its balance sheet.

WTI Crude Oil Speculators Pulled Back On Bullish Bets For 1st Time In 6
Speculators reduced their bullish net positions in the Crude Oil WTI Futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

Gold Speculators Sharply Raised Bullish Net Positions For 3rd Straight
Large speculators strongly boosted their bullish net positions in the Gold futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

Silver Speculators Boosted Their Bullish Positions For 3rd Week
Speculators continued to increase their bullish net positions in the silver futures markets to a six week high this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

Copper Speculators Lifted Bullish Net Positions For 4th Week
Large speculators continued to push their bullish net positions in the Copper Futures markets higher this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

Weekly Gold Report- Yellow Metal Surges On NK Uncertainty
Gold prices climbed to two-month highs on Friday as investors sought refuge from escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States, while bullion also received support from weak U.S. inflation data.
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