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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 stay positive at midday on Thursday
Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in positive territory at midday on Thursday as investors remained active on sector-wise issues ahead of Eid Festival.

Sensex trading flat on F&O expiry day; Lupin, Sun Pharma major gainers
The Sensex and Nifty were trading flat ahead of August month derivatives expiry later today.

Indian rupee up 7 paisa at 64.05 as dollar falls on US govt shutdown threat
The Indian rupee jumped 7 paisa to 64.05 against the dollar that remained shaky after US President Donald Trump’s comments about a government shutdown.

Most Asia markets climb following Wall Street dip on Trump government shutdown threat
Most major indexes in Asia made gains on Thursday despite Wall Street closing lower after a threat from President Donald Trump about a possible government shutdown.

Gold eases ahead of Jackson Hole central bankers meeting
Gold nudged lower on Thursday, giving up some of its gains made after U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of a government shutdown, with investors remaining focused on a major central bankers conference in Jackson Hole.

Oil steady on falling crude inventories, but rising output weighs
Oil prices were little changed in early trade on Thursday, holding most of their gains from the previous session after another fall in U.S. crude inventories which is seen as a sign of a tighter market.