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.

12 more listed companies recommend dividend
Twelve more listed companies of Bangladesh – Marico Bangladesh, Gemini Sea Food, Libra Infusions, Aman Feed, Titas Gas, Paramount Textiles, Bangladesh Building Systems, Beximco Pharmaceuticals, Anlima Yarns Dyeing, Anwar Galvanising, Fu-Wang Ceramic and Saiham Textile – have recommended dividend, said separate official disclosures on Thursday.

Bangladesh’s stocks turn volatile at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks turned volatile at midday Thursday as investors are active on both sides of the trading fences amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session.

Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover opens to traffic
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today formally opened the 8.7km Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover to public with the 4km Malibagh-Razarbagh-Shantinagar section ready for traffic.

UN assures Bangladesh of full cooperation on Rohingya issue
President of the United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák has assured Bangladesh of full cooperation in solving the Rohingya crisis.

Myanmar refuses to set timeframe on repatriating the Rohingya
Myanmar has not given Bangladesh any timeframe to take back the Rohingya who fled their homeland in the face of a brutal military offensive in the Rakhine state.

Indian rupee jumps 16 paisa to 64.73 due to sustained dollar selling
The Indian rupee appreciated by another 16 paisa to 64.73 against the dollar in early trade on Thursday due to sustained selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.

Sensex trading flat; Cipla, L&T major gainers
The Sensex and Nifty were trading marginally higher on Thursday as traders remained wary due to October month derivatives expiry later today.

Asia markets tread water as investors digest regional earnings; ECB ahead
Asian shares closed narrowly mixed in Thursday trade following the softer lead from Wall Street and as investors digested regional earnings releases. Notable names on the earnings calendar included SK Hynix, ANZ and OCBC.

Gold edges up as dollar eases ahead of ECB meeting
Gold prices inched up on Thursday, after hitting a two-and-a-half-week low in the previous session, as the dollar eased ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting later in the day.

US oil prices extend decline on crude inventory build
U.S. oil prices extended declines on Thursday after government data showed a surprise climb in U.S. crude inventories.