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

Bangladesh’s stocks maintain positive note at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the positive note at midday on Wednesday as investors continued to show their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

India to use Bangladesh territory for LPG supply
Indian state-owned oil company has chalked out plan to supply liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to the northeastern states through Bangladesh.

Indian rupee pares early losses; up 2 paisa at 63.46
The Indian rupee pared its initial losses to trade at 63.46 a dollar, on sustained bouts of dollar demand from importers and banks.

Sensex jumps 172 points; consumer durables, metal stocks shine
The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading higher by over 170 points on widespread buying by domestic institutional investors and foreign funds amid firm global cues. FIIs bought shares worth Rs. 522.74 crore on a net basis yesterday.

Asia markets carve out slight gains as the dollar continues to languish
Asian stocks notched moderate gains on Wednesday, tracking sizable increases seen on Wall Street overnight as the dollar remained in the doldrums.

Gold inches up to hit 3-1/2-month highs on weaker dollar
Gold prices edged up on Wednesday, hitting over 3-1/2-month highs, driven by a softer dollar.

Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs, but doubts over further rises loom
Oil prices were stable on Wednesday, not far off mid-2015 highs reached the previous session, as strong demand and ongoing efforts led by OPEC and Russia to curb production tightened the market.