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No Tolerance for Falsehoods in the Capital Market

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In a recent statement, Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Chairman of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), emphasized the importance of accurate and ethical reporting in the financial market. Speaking at the ‘CMJF Best Reporting Awards 2023’ event held at Dhaka Club on Tuesday, December 26, he stated, “We seek the best reporting, a competition for excellence, devoid of gossip, false information, or character assassination.”

Chairman Shibli Rubayat-ul-Islam continued, urging journalists to maintain professional integrity, stating, “None of you should engage in false reporting. You are all respected professionals, and journalism is your responsibility. You all uphold your professions with respect.”

The event, organized jointly by the Capital Market Journalist Forum (CMJF) and the Capital Market Stabilization Fund (CMSF), acknowledged the outstanding work of three journalists in reporting on the capital market. Among the awardees, Zakir Sikder, Senior Reporter at Online Media Orthosongbad.com, received the Best Reporting Award along with two other journalists.

The Chairman also cautioned against the misuse of identities to disseminate false information, expressing the Commission’s distress when faced with such situations. Notably, the awards include certificates, crests, and a one lakh taka check.

In the field of share market reporting, three journalists were recognized for their commendable work. Fakhrul Islam, Senior Reporter at Daily Prothom Alo, and Mainul Ahsan, Senior Reporter at Bangla Vision, secured the Best Reporting Awards in the Print Media and Television categories, respectively.

The event was chaired by M. Nojibur Rahman, Chairman of the Capital Market Stabilization Fund and former Chief Secretary. Distinguished guests included Dr. Shaikh Shamsuddin Ahmed, Commissioner of BSEC, and Arif Khan, former Commissioner of BSEC.

Shyamal Dutta, General Editor of the National Press Club and patron of CMJAF-CMSF Best Reporting Awards 2023, welcomed attendees and delivered the opening remarks.

In a competitive process, 20 reporters submitted their work in three categories, and a jury board was formed to evaluate the submissions. The selection of the best reporters was based on the cumulative score given by the judges.

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DSEX Fell 178 points in 4 Working Days amidst Shallow Turnover

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Dhaka Stock Exchange DSE, Bourse on the last working day of the week, April 18th, ended with a drop in Indices and hike in Turnover from the previous working session. This information is known from DSE sources.

522 crore 51 lakh taka shares were traded on this day. 39 crore 97 lakh more tradings were done in DSE today compared to the previous workday, 17th April , Shares worth Tk 482 crores 53 lakh shares were traded last time, Wednesday.

The benchmark DSEX lost 77.08 points or 5,686 The Shariah-based index DSES dropped 15.85 points or 1,246, and the blue-chip index DS30 decreased by 22.77 points or 1,984.

Of the issues traded, 29 advanced, 342 declined and 24 remained unchanged.

Asiatic laboratories Limited ranked top gainer on DSE, the share price increased by Tk 4.60 paisa or 9.96 percent. On this day, the share was last traded at Tk 50.80 paisa.

Far East Finance & Investment Limited ranked top loser on the DSE, the share price dropped by Tk 0.30 paisa or 6.97 percent. On this day, the share was last traded at Tk 4.00 paisa.

DSE topped on trade is Asiatic Laboratories Limited 39 crore 22 lakh takas of company shares have been traded.

A total of 40 companies’ shares were traded in the Block on Dhaka Stock Exchange. A total of 47 lakh 25 thousand 651 shares of the companies were traded. The financial value of which is 17 crore 46 lakh taka

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Agni Systems releases Q3 Financials

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One of the listed companies, Agni Systems limited discloses its financial reports for the third quarter, (January – March 24).

The company’s earnings per share (EPS) was Tk 0.32 paisa in Q3 of the current financial year (January – March 24). EPS was Tk 0.27 paisa during the same period last year. NAV per share was Tk. 16.37 as of March 31, 2024.

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Dutch Bangla Bank Declares 35% Dividends

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One of the Listed companies, Dutch Bangla Bank PLC has recommended 17.5% Cash Dividends & 17.5% Stock Dividends for the year ended December 31, 2023.

In terms of financial performance, The Company has further informed Consolidated EPS of Tk. 10.72 for the year ended December 31, 2023. The Company has also reported Consolidated NAV per share of Tk. 64.41 for the year ended December 31, 2023.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be taking place on June 09, through the digital platform. The record date for this has been fixed at May 9.

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