Bangladesh, Dhaka (BBN) – Bangladesh Business News prepares Thursday’s evening business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals.

PK Halder’s lawyer, his daughter arrested in money laundering case
The Anti-Corruption Commission has detained infamous businessman Proshanta Kumar Halder’s personal lawyer Sukumar Mridha and his daughter Anindita Mridha in connection with a case involving charges of illegal wealth acquisition and money laundering.

Beximco to acquire majority stake of Sanofi Bangladesh
Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited has entered into a binding commitment with Sanofi group (SNYNF, SNY) regarding the acquisition of a majority stake in Sanofi Bangladesh.

Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 16 die, 584 infected
Sixteen people have died from Covid-19 in 24 hours (till 8:00am today) in Bangladesh, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The total number of deaths has now reached 7,966 and the death rate stands at 1.5 percent.

5 killed in fire at Pune’s Serum Institute’s Manjri plant
At least five were killed in a fire that tore through India’s Covid-19 vaccine producer Serum Institute of India on Thursday. The deaths were confirmed by Pune district collector Rajesh Deshmukh three hours after the fire engulfed vaccine production unit.

Asia-Pacific stocks rise as Wall Street surges
Shares in major Asia-Pacific markets rose on Thursday after stocks on Wall Street sailed to record highs as U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn into office.

Here are 7 of the biggest coronavirus vaccine myths busted by experts
Vaccine skepticism and outright anti-vaccination sentiment have become rife in recent months, with more members of the public questioning not only the efficacy of vaccines, but their development practices, safety standards and their objectives.