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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 key bourse turnover hits 20-month low
Turnover on the Bangladesh’s key bourse – DSE – came down to BDT 2.74 billion on Thursday, the lowest level in more than 20 months, as investors were mostly inactive amid persistent liquidity shortage.

Export earnings rise by 7.38 per cent in July-February
Export earnings during the first eight months of this fiscal year grew by 7.38 per cent to $24.39 billion, official data shows.

Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan
Coca-Cola plans to launch its first ever alcoholic drink in Japan, in a surprising departure for a US company identified with cola and other non-alcoholic beverages.

International Chamber of Commerce worries about looming trade war
The International Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the looming trade war triggered by the US plans to put hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium.

Myanmar building bunkers, barbed-wire fences in border area
The armed forces of Myanmar continue to build bunkers at Taung Pyo Letwe border area under Maungdaw township of Rakhine state, ignoring the international code of conduct for border regions.

ACC questions former BASIC Bank chairman Bachchu for third time
The anti-graft body has started interrogating former BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu for the fourth time over a BDT 35 billion loan fraud.

Sensex ends 318 points higher
Reversing a six-session slide, benchmark Sensex zoomed 318 points to end at 33,351 today as participants accumulated recently beaten down stocks amid positive global cues.

Indian rupee falls 9 paise to 64.98
The Indian rupee was trading lower by 9 paisa at 64.98 against the dollar in morning trade today as the American unit strengthened overseas amid foreign fund outflows.

Stocks in Asia rise after news of potential US tariff exemptions; China exports top forecasts
Markets in Asia closed higher on Thursday, with stocks clawing back gains after sliding in the last session on trade-related fears. Gains in the region came after U.S. stocks closed above session lows on fresh developments related to planned metals tariffs.

Gold steadies ahead of ECB meeting
Gold steadied on Thursday as uncertainty ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting and further news on U.S. trade tariffs kept the metal in a narrow range, though a stronger dollar pressured prices.

Oil prices under pressure from rising US inventories, output
Oil prices were broadly steady on Thursday but still set to slip over the week for the second time in a row against a backdrop of rising U.S. crude production and an increase in inventories.

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, March 8.