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

Bangladesh’s stocks keep upturn at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks kept the early hour’s upward movement amid marginal volatility at midday on Sunday as investors remained active on large-cap stocks. The market opened with a flying note and the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rose 32 points within first 15 minutes of trading. After first hour of trading, the DSE key index losses almost all the initial gains and stand at 5,532 points. But since then, it started to rise again.

BDT depreciates two paisa against US dollar at customer level
The Bangladesh Taka (BDT) depreciated by more than two paisa against the US dollar at customer level on Thursday. The average exchange rate of the US dollar at customer level rose to BDT 79.5077 on Thursday from BDT 79.4865 of the previous day. “The depreciating mode of BDT may continue in the coming days due to higher demand for the greenback in the market for settlement of import-payment obligations,” a senior treasury official of a leading commercial bank told BBN in Dhaka.

Savar RMG factory catches fire
A fire broke out at a readymade garment (RMG) factory at Ulail in Savar upazila on the outskirts of the capital on Sunday morning. M Alauddin, station in-charge of Savar Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the fire erupted around 10:00am.

Bishwa Ijtema ends with concluding prayers
The second phase of Bishwa Ijtema, one of major congregations of world Muslims, ended Sunday morning with the offering of akheri munajat (concluding prayers), on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka. Maulana Mohammad Sa’ad from Delhi of India administered the 30-minute long prayers that started around 11:10am after a special sermon.