Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The BBN (Bangladesh Business News) has prepared the business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals Thursday midday in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s forex reserve falls to $31.19bn after ACU payment
Bangladesh has made a routine payment of US$975 million to the Asian Clearing Union (ACU) which pushed the country’s foreign exchange reserve down to $31.19 billion on Wednesday from $32.23 billion of the previous working day.

BDT appreciates by two paisa against US dollar at customer level
The Bangladesh Taka (BDT) appreciated by more than two paisa against the US dollar at customer level on Wednesday.

Gold prices gain in Asia as Fed minutes seen too reliant on Trump plans
Gold prices gained in Asia on Thursday as investors read the Fed minutes to suggest that a potential three rate hike forecast for this year was too dependent on President-elect Donald Trump pushing through aggressive tax cuts and spending plans.

Bangladesh’s stocks stay positive at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks keep the early hour’s positive trend midday on Thursday amid volatility, the last session of the week, as investors played both sides of trading fence.

Sensex surges 217 points
The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading higher by nearly 220 points and the NSE index Nifty close to 8,260 on positive global cues after US Fed minutes suggested a less hawkish stance from policymakers.

Indian Rupee firms up to 67.89 on increased US dollar selling
Indian rupee firmed up 16 paise to 67.89 against the US dollar on increased selling of dollar by exporters and banks amid a firm domestic stock market.
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