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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.

Prices of rice increase while local onion and egg decrease
The prices of Miniket good quality rice and medium quality rice increased slightly while the prices of local onion and eggs decreased in Dhaka on Thursday.

Bangladesh’s stocks inch higher after see-saw movement
Bangladesh’s stocks closed the week’s last session inching a bit higher Thursday with low turnover as most of the investors followed cautious stance ahead of year-ending.

20kmph at night in residential, VIP areas
A 20kmph speed limit has been imposed on residential and VIP areas of Dhaka city after 10:00pm.

UN projects 7.1pc growth for BD this year
The United Nations has projected that Bangladesh economy would grow by 7.1 per cent in the current fiscal year (FY18) and it would rise further by 7.2 per cent in the next fiscal year (FY19).

Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Dublin City award
Dublin City Councillors have voted to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s Freedom of Dublin City award.

Indian rupee strengthens to 64.24 on Fed’s guarded outlook
The Indian rupee strengthened to 64.24 as a guarded outlook from the US Federal Reserve on the economy weighed on the greenback following its widely anticipated interest rate rise.

Gujarat exit polls take centrestage; Sensex jumps 194 points, Nifty closes at 10,252
The benchmark BSE Sensex ended the session higher by nearly 200 points on fag-end buying as investors turned their attention toward exit poll results for Gujarat Assembly elections.

Asian markets closed slightly lower
Asian markets closed slightly lower in their first session following the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday announcement that it raised U.S. interest rates.

Gold edges up as dollar holds steady
Gold inched up in early trade on Thursday as the dollar was nearly unchanged after tumbling in the previous session following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s widely expected decision to raise interest rates, although it left the outlook on rates unchanged.

Oil rises on lower US crude stocks, but growing output caps gains
Oil markets rose on Thursday, lifted by a fourth straight weekly fall in U.S. crude inventories, though climbing output capped prices well below the 2015 highs reached earlier this week.

Top 5 things to know in global market on Thursday
Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Thursday, December 14.