Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Highlights of Monday’s newspapers:

The Financial Express:

— Directors of most listed companies have expressed their mixed views on an order of the securities regulator relating to the holding of minimum 30 per cent stakes of any listed company by its sponsors/directors.

— Cooperation in energy sector is likely to dominate bilateral talks between the prime ministers of Bangladesh and Myanmar during their meeting in Yangon early next month, officials said on Saturday.

— A section of angry investors again took to the streets at Motijheel in the city Sunday as the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) experienced yet another massive fall despite announcement of the stock market rejuvenation package by the securities regulator.

The Daily Star:

— Dhaka City Corporation will go to the polls by February after it is divided into two, according to the parliamentary body’s proposed changes to a bill seeking the DCC split.

— German President Christian Wulff has said his country is eager to expand its investment in Bangladesh’s infrastructure, urban development and eco-friendly energy.

— Bangladesh has got rid of a mandatory EU screening for exporting frozen fish after the country made progress in its residue monitoring system.

The New Age:

— The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday said that national elections would not be accepted without a caretaker government and without deployment of army troops.

— A three-day international anti-imperialist conference began in Dhaka on Sunday with a vow to continue the fight against imperialism and capitalism’s global aggression.

— The stimulus package for the capital market announced last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission is unlikely to boost the market in the short term, experts said.

BBN/SSR/AD-28Nov11-9:14 am (BST)