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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Bangladesh Business News prepared Tuesday’s midday business round up compiling reports, published by different local and international newspapers and news portals.

Bangladesh Taka depreciates two paisa against US$
The exchange rate of Bangladesh Taka (BDT) depreciated by maximum two paisa against the US currency in early hour transactions on Tuesday in the inter-bank foreign exchange (forex) market.

Bangladesh’s stocks turn flat at midday on Tuesday
Bangladesh’s stocks turned flat at midday on Tuesday as investors were active on both sides of trading fence.

Indian rupee rises 7 paisa to 64.46 on increased dollar selling
The Indian rupee advanced 7 paisa to 64.46 against the US dollar amid increased selling of the American currency by exporters and fresh foreign capital inflows.

Sensex hits life-time high of 31,842.37; Nifty scales new peak of 9,812.75
The benchmark BSE index Sensex hit a life-time high of 31,842.37 and the Nifty scaled a new peak of 9,812.75 on uninterrupted foreign capital inflows coupled with earnings optimism among participants.

Asian equities make gains after Dow finishes down; Nikkei up 0.4%
Most Asian indexes made gains on Tuesday despite the Dow Jones industrial average ending its Monday session slightly down.

Gold falls slightly as dollar, equities gain ahead of Yellen testimony
Gold edged lower on Tuesday on a firmer dollar and equities as the market awaited cues on the path of interest rate hikes in the United States ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony on Wednesday.

Oil rises on firm short-term demand outlook; overall market still weak
Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, lifted in part by a strong demand outlook for the coming weeks, but overall market conditions remain weak on the back of ample supplies and a more subdued outlook for long-term demand.
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