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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 end higher as investors go on buying spree
Bangladesh’s stocks ended higher on Thursday as optimistic investors went on late hours buying spree on sector-wise issues.

Industries helping to achieve record GDP growth
Standing on the shoulders of the country’s industries sector, Bangladesh is on the verge of achieving a new record in GDP growth for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18.

Philippines to close Boracay resort to tourists for six months
The Philippines has announced its best-known holiday island Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a “cesspool” tainted by dumped sewage.

Call to curb ‘unusual’ price hike in packaging papers
Leaders of Bangladesh Local Carton Manufacturers Association (BLCMA) called on the government to contain the price of packaging papers, voicing their concern over its recent unusual hike.

Salman Khan gets 5yrs’ jail for poaching blackbuck
Bollywood super star Salman Khan was today sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted by a court in northern Indian state of Rajasthan for killing two black bucks, an endangered species.

190 establishments within 10kms of Sundarbans: Report
A total of 190 industries and factories have been set up within 10 kilometres of the Sundarbans, says a report of the Department of Environment (DoE) submitted to the High Court (HC) today.

Indian rupee strengthens to 64.97
The Indian rupee strengthened to 64.94 as the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee decision of keeping the repo rate unchanged at 6.0 per cent was on expected lines.

Sensex zooms 578 points, Nifty ends above 10,300 as RBI lowers inflation forecast
The S&P BSE Sensex ended higher by nearly 580 points and the Nifty50 closed above the 10,300 level on brisk short-covering after the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee has lowered its inflation projections for the coming fiscal.

Asian markets gain after Wall Street rebounds amid trade talk hopes
Asia Pacific markets closed higher on Thursday, as recent investor worries over an elevation in U.S.-China trade tensions abated.

Gold slips as US-China trade war fears ease
Gold prices fell on Thursday, pulling back from one-week highs reached the session before, as risk appetite recovered after the United States expressed willingness to resolve an escalating trade fight with China.

Oil prices steady on easing US-China trade tension, drop in crude stockpiles
Oil prices steadied on Thursday as an easing of trade tensions between the United States and China and a surprise draw in U.S. crude inventories last week supported the market.

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, April 5.