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.

Marico Bangladesh recommends 600pc final cash dividend
Marico Bangladesh has recommended 600 percent final cash dividend for the financial year 2017-2018, of which 500 percent interim cash dividend has already been paid.

Bangladesh’s stocks stay upbeat Thursday midday
Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the positive trend at midday on Thursday as investors remained active on sectors-wise stocks amid ongoing quarterly earnings declaration.

11 more listed companies recommend dividend
The board of directors of 11 more listed companies, including three banks have recommended dividend for the year ended on December 31 in 2017.

Sensex turns flat; F&O expiry eyed
With the disruptive impact of demonetisation and GST having largely waned, the Indian economy is expected to grow 7.2 per cent in fiscal 2018-19 on the back of an uptick in investment activity.

Indian rupee recovers from 14-month low
The Indian rupee recovered from 14-month low to 66.79 against the US dollar in early trade due to fresh dollar selling by exporters and banks amid a firm domestic equity market.

Asian markets trade mixed; Greater China hit by declines in most sectors
Asia markets were mixed in late morning trade on Thursday, following modest gains on Wall Street, where the Dow closed higher for the first time in six sessions.

Gold Prices Up As Dollar Retreats
Gold prices rose on Thursday morning as the dollar retreated across the board in Asia despite the rising 10-year U.S. treasury yields.

Oil prices rise on Iran sanctions worries, falling Venezuelan output
Oil prices rose on Thursday, supported by expectations the United States will re-impose sanctions against Iran, a decline in output in Venezuela and ongoing strong demand.