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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 sale pressure eases
Bangladesh’s stocks ended higher on Thursday as investors showed their buying appetite on large-cap stocks as pre-Eid sale pressure eased.

Retake Janata Bank recruitment test: HC
The High Court today cancelled the written examination, held on April 21 last year, for the recruitment of executive officer of Janata Bank for question paper leak.

Sensex sheds 188 points; Nifty closes at 11,385
The Sensex ended lower by 188.44 points or 0.5 per cent at 37,663.56 and the Nifty down 50.05 points or 0.44 per cent at 11,385.05.

Rupee hits record low of 70.40 as trade deficit widens to over 5-year high of $18.02 billion
The rupee dropped to a record low of 70.40 with investor sentiment affected by a widening trade deficit on the domestic front and the broad rise in the US dollar versus other Asian peers.

Asian shares pare some losses after positive US-China trade developments
Asian shares slipped on Thursday, but pared some of the steeper losses seen earlier after China announced it was planning for a new round of trade talks with the United States.

Gold pares losses from 19-month low as US dollar softens
Gold pared heavy early losses that came in the midst of a broad commodity sell-off on Thursday, bouncing off of a 19-month low on short covering and a softer U.S. dollar following news that Beijing will hold trade talks with Washington this month.

Oil edges up as China, US set trade talks, but markets wary of slowing demand
Oil prices on Thursday clawed back some of the previous day’s losses after Beijing said it would send a delegation to Washington to try to resolve a trade dispute between the United States and China that has roiled global markets.

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, August 16.