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

Reckitt Benckiser declares total 790pc dividend
Reckitt Benckiser (BD) has recommended 515 percent final cash dividend in addition to 275 percent interim cash dividend which has already been paid.

Bangladesh’s stocks stay in early morning’s down trend
Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the downward trend at midday that began in the morning Thursday as investors remained on selling spree amid ongoing quarterly earnings declarations.

Bangladesh’s four more banks recommend dividend
Bangladesh’s four more listed banks – City Bank, Rupali Bank, NCC Bank and National Bank – have recommended dividend for the year ended on December 31 in 2017, according to separate official disclosures on Thursday.

UN chief warns against scrapping Iran nuke deal
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday against scrapping an international deal on Iran’s nuclear programme unless there was a good alternative in place.

Realty, capital goods pull Sensex down 114 points
The Sensex was trading down by 114.11 points or 0.32 per cent at 35,062.31 and the Nifty down 56.45 points or 0.53 per cent at 10,661.60.

Indian rupee up 13 paisa at 66.53 on dollar selling
The Indian rupee firmed by 13 paisa to 66.53 against the dollar in early trade on increased selling of the greenback by exporters and banks.

Asia markets mixed as investors focus on US-China trade talks, Fed
Asian shares were mixed on Thursday as investors digested an acknowledgment by the Federal Reserve that inflation had moved nearer its target, and U.S.-China trade talks taking place on Thursday and Friday.

Gold prices edge up ahead of US-Sino trade talks
Gold prices edged higher for a second session early on Thursday ahead of much awaited U.S.-China trade talks, where a breakthrough deal is viewed as highly unlikely.

Oil prices fall on rising US crude inventories, record production
Oil prices fell early on Thursday, pulled down by a rise in U.S. crude inventories and record weekly U.S. production, which is countering efforts by producer cartel OPEC to cut supplies and prop up prices.