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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 zone at midday on Thursday as investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.

Live Updates: Bangladesh go to lunch at 83/5
It’s 12pm and it’s lunch on day four of the second Test match. Bangladesh go into lunch leading by 11 runs. End of over 34, Ban 83/5 (Mushfiqur 16, Sabbir 20).

500 bank branches are now solar-powered
The number of bank branches powered by solar energy in the country reached 500 by the end of past fiscal year (FY17).

Sensex trading flat; realty, healthcare major gainers
The Sensex and Nifty were trading marginally higher led by realty, healthcare and capital goods stocks owing to a firm trend in other Asian markets. However, selling pressure in oil & gas, consumer durables ad PSU stocks capped the gains.

Indian rupee up 6 paisa at 64.04 on dollar selling, FII inflows
The Indian rupee was trading strong at 64.04 against the US currency today on dollar selling by banks and exporters and foreign fund inflows.

Asian shares climb on firmer lead from Wall Street after US debt limit deal
Asia markets rose on Thursday, following the stronger lead from Wall Street overnight on political developments out of Washington. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.14 percent.

Gold holds steady amid softer dollar
Gold was steady early Thursday, supported by a weaker dollar, after dipping slightly in the previous session on easing concerns of a potential U.S. government shutdown.

Oil steady on rising US refining demand, but ample crude supplies weigh
Oil prices held steady on Thursday, supported by rising demand from the United States where Gulf Coast refineries are restarting in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
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