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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Bangladesh Business News prepared Thursday’s midday business round up compiling reports, published by different local and international newspapers and news portals.

Bangladesh’s stocks maintain upturn at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the positive trend at midday on Thursday as some investors continued their buying binge on sector-wise stocks.

Tangail UP polls: Man ‘killed’ as cops fire during clash
A man reportedly killed when police opened gunfire to quell chaos at a polling station ahead of Tangail Union Parishad elections in Ghatail upazila in the wee hours of today.

BSEC allows issuing bonds of Dhaka Bank, Jamuna Bank
Bangladesh’s capital market regulator has allowed raising capital through issuance of non-convertible subordinated bond of two private commercial banks (PCBs) amounting to BDT 5.0 billion each.

Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead
A fire allegedly set during an attempted jailbreak from Venezuelan police holding cells killed 68 people on Wednesday, the country’s top prosecutor and an inmates’ rights group said.

Indian markets closed on Thursday, Friday for public holidays
India’s stocks, bonds and currency markets are closed on Thursday and Friday for Mahaveer Jayanti and Good Friday respectively. Trading will resume on Monday.

Asian stocks trade mixed as the dollar pares some gains; Takeda falls 7%
Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, as several regional markets shrugged off weakness seen overnight on Wall Street.

Gold prices inch up on buying after steep fall
Gold prices inched up on Thursday on buying after the bullion hit a one-week low and posted its biggest one-day percentage fall in nearly 9 months in the previous session.

Oil prices rise as OPEC seen continuing supply cuts through 2018
Oil prices rose on Thursday as the producer cartel OPEC and other suppliers look set to continue withholding output for the rest of the year and potentially into 2019.