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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 extend losses for 3rd day on selling spree
Bangladesh’s stocks extended losses for the third day in a row on Wednesday with core index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) plunging below 5,600-mark once again.

ACC summons Ha-Meem Group owner AK Azad
The Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned Ha-Meem Group owner AK Azad accusing him of amassing wealth illegally.

‘RMG workers are unaware they are sexually harassed’
Bangladesh’s garment workers are mostly unaware that they are being sexually harassed at factories, ManusherJonno Foundation said in a report published today.

Netherlands extends support to WFP for fortifying rice in BD
The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$800,000 from the Netherlands embassy in Bangladesh.

Suicide bomber kills 26 near shrine in Afghan capital
A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi’ite shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 18, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year.

Sensex ends higher by 139 points at 33,136; Fed policy outcome awaited
The Sensex closed higher by 139 points and the Nifty up by 31 points ahead of US Federal Reserve policy outcome later in the day.

Indian rupee down 1 paisa at 65.21
The Indian rupee ended a tad weak at 65.21 ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decision today.

Asian stocks close mixed, with investors cautious ahead of expected Fed rate hike
Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with some markets giving up significant early gains and finishing the day lower. Investors focused on the Federal Reserve after it kicked off its March meeting in the previous session.

Gold gains on dollar decline as market awaits Fed rate outlook
Gold prices rose on Wednesday as the dollar fell as investors await the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s meeting this week for signs of the pace of monetary tightening, which could limit the demand for bullion going forward.

Oil edges up on Middle East tensions, but soaring US output still weighs
Oil rose for a second day on Wednesday, heading for its highest in six weeks after a surprise decline in U.S. inventories and as concern persisted over possible disruption to Middle East supply.

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, March 21.