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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.

Standard Bank, Premier Bank recommend dividend

Standard Bank and Premier Bank have recommended dividend for the year ended on December 31 in 2017, according to separate official disclosures on Thursday.

Bangladesh’s stocks turn positive at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks turned on positive trend at midday on Thursday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach

Facebook said Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network.

Indian rupee strengthens by 15 paise to 65

The Indian rupee strengthened by 15 paise to 65 against the dollar at the interbank forex market today on fresh selling of the greenback by exporters and banks ahead of the RBI’s monetary policy outcome later in the day.

Sensex rallies 461 points, Nifty jumps to 10,283 as US-China trade war fears ease

The fate of General Atlantic’s 74 per cent stake in Karvy Computershare and the deal of Warburg Pincus to buy a stake in CAMS hinges on the recommendations of the SEBI-appointed committee set up to look into the road-map for key market infrastructure companies. Read more

Asian markets gain after Wall Street rebounds amid trade talk hopes

Asia Pacific markets gained on Thursday, as recent investor worries over an elevation in U.S.-China trade tensions abated.

Gold slips as US-China trade war fears ease

Gold prices fell on Thursday, pulling back from one-week highs reached the session before, as risk appetite recovered after the United States expressed willingness to resolve an escalating trade fight with China.

Oil gains on US crude drawdown, easing of tension in US-China spat

Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by the U.S.government data showing a surprise drawdown in crude stockpiles and an easing of tensions over a trade row between the United States and China.