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

Bangladesh’s stocks close higher
Bangladesh’s stocks ended higher on Wednesday amid rising trading activities as optimistic investors were active on selective large-cap stocks.

Sensex closes at fresh life-time high of 33,600; Nifty tops 10,450-mark
The BSE index Sensex zoomed over 387 points to close at a fresh life-time high of 33,600, while the NSE index Nifty topped the 10,450-mark for the first time as India jumped up 30 notches into the top 100 rankings on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index.

Indian rupee jumps to 64.63 on ‘ease of doing business’ ranking
The Indian rupee today positively reacted to India’s jump on Ease of Doing Business ranking by rising 12 paise to 64.63 against the dollar. The World Bank’s list was released yesterday.

South Korea and Japan lead rally in Asian shares; Caixin PMI meets expectations
Stocks in Asia closed higher on Wednesday, with markets in Japan and South Korea leading gains in the region. Investors also digested the extended gains in oil prices and the release of China’s Caixin manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, which met expectations.

Gold prices move higher ahead of fed decision
Gold prices rose on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve’s meeting later in the day for fresh signals on future monetary tightening.

Oil hits highest since mid-2015 as OPEC sticks to supply deal
Oil rose to its highest since mid-2015 on Wednesday as data showed OPEC has significantly improved compliance with its pledged supply cuts and Russia is also widely expected to keep to the deal.

Top 5 things to know in the market on Wednesday
Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, November 1.