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

Bangladesh’s stocks return to the red on profit booking
Bangladesh’s stocks returned to the red on Thursday, after remaining positive in the past six consecutive sessions, as investors went on a selling spree to bag profits.

PM opens country’s first-ever 6-lane flyover in Feni
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the country’s first-ever six-lane flyover at Mohipal in Feni district. She opened the flyover from her official residence Ganobhaban through a video conference.

Dhaka north mayoral by-polls Feb 26
Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral by-election will be held on February 26. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda made the announcement at a press conference at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Dhaka this afternoon.

Indian rupee strengthens to 63.36
The Indian rupee strengthens to 63.36 as the dollar edged down, having recovered modestly the previous day from a three-month low, with upbeat U.S. data and minutes from the Federal Reserve unable to lift pressure from the struggling currency.

Sensex ends at 33,970; Nifty reclaims 10,500-mark
The Sensex rebounded by over 176 points to finish at 33,970, while the Nifty reclaimed the 10,500-mark as investors piled into recently-battered metal, capital goods and consumer durables stocks.

Major Asian markets close mostly higher
Major Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday, on the back of the stronger lead from Wall Street following positive economic data.

Gold prices drop as dollar firms
Gold prices fell on Thursday after hitting a 3-1/2-month high the session before, pulled down as investors took profits and as the U.S. dollar firmed.

Oil prices hit fresh highs as market tightens
Oil prices on Thursday hit fresh two-and-a-half year highs and were at levels last seen at the start of the commodity slump in 2014/2015, with markets tightening amid tensions in Iran and due to ongoing OPEC-led production cuts.

Top 5 things to know in the market on Thursday
Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Thursday, January 4.