HC suspends Tk 3m investments conditions in SME Market
DSE: Dhaka Stock Exchange Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Market where High Court, HC suspends the condition of investing 3 million or (30 lakh) taka on Wednesday, 16 November. Judge Ashfakul Islam & Md Suhrawardy gave a stay order on the HC Bench, which means, for the next 3 months the condition of the Bangladesh Securities & Exchange Commission (BSEC) to invest 30 lakh taka in the SME Market will be suspended and that is effective from last 13 November. Thus, now it means investors can invest in the SME Market. This information is known from related sources.
However, today this information has been sent to BSEC, hence, HC order copies have also been sent to Joint Stock Companies and Firms of Bangladesh (RJSC), Dhaka Stock Exchange, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) and Central Depository of Bangladesh (CDBL).
Before then, on 13 November, a resident of Dilkusha from Dhaka, Advocate of the Supreme Court Mostafa Kamal filed a writ (writ no: 13749) on behalf of Raju Hasan. Business News Portal published the news from Orthosongbad that headlined ‘Falling prices in SMEs, investors fear loss of capital’‘ and attached as a source in the writ petition.
After filing the writ petition, HC wants to know the reasons for the investment limit in the SME market, from the BSEC, and regarding this from today (16 November) HC suspends teh conditions of investing 30lakh taka in SME Market.
It was known that the BSEC, the capital market regulatory body, cancel the OTC market of two stock exchanges (DSE and CSE) on September 16 last year. On that day, the commission decided to delist 29 companies and transfer 41 companies to SME and ATB (Alternative Trading Board).
Later, the same last year, September 30, trading started on the SME platform of the DSE. On that day, transactions were initially launched on DSE’s SME platform with 6 companies. Currently there are 15 companies listed in SME. Out of this, the shares of 13 companies are being traded regularly.
The investment amount for the latest SME platform investment was determined on September 22 this year. In an order signed by BSEC Chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, it is stated that to be an eligible investor in the SME Trades, there should be a minimum investment of 30 lakh takas in the stock market.
Phoenix Insurance discloses its Dividends
One of the Listed Companies, Phoenix Insurance Company Limited has recommended 15 percent cash Dividend to its investors for the Financial Year ending December 31, 2022.
This source is known from DSE.
The Company has reported EPS of Tk 2.02 paisa, NAV per share of Tk 37.10 for the year ended December 31, 2022, as against EPS of Tk 2.20 paisa.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be held on May 31 through the digital platform. The record date for this has been fixed at April 17.
Central Insurance Declares its Dividends
One of the Listed Companies, Central Insurance Company Limited has recommended 15 percent cash Dividend to its investors for the Financial Year ending December 31, 2022.
This source is known from DSE.
The Company has reported EPS of Tk 2.03 paisa, NAV per share of Tk 49.48 for the year ended December 31, 2022, as against EPS of Tk 2.41 paisa.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be held on May 28 through the digital platform. The record date for this has been fixed at April 16.
Bourse collapse on 2nd workday of the Week
Dhaka Stock Exchange DSE, Bourses on the second working day of the week, March 20, ended with price index & turnover drops.
This information is known from DSE sources.
344 crores 66 lakh shares were traded in DSE on this day. 107 crores 62 lakhs less trading was done in DSE today compared to the previous workday, 19 March, Shares worth Tk 452 crores 29 lakh shares were traded in DSE last time, Sunday.
The benchmark index DSEX dropped 3.15 points or 6,204. The Shariah-based index DSES lost 2.95 points or 1,349, and the blue-chip index DS30 shed 1.96 points or 2,215.
Of the issues traded, 51 advanced, 35 declined, and 234 remained unchanged.
Chartered Life Insurance Company Limited ranked top gainer on DSE, the share price increased by Tk 1.9 paisa or 3.12 percent. On this day, the share was last traded at Tk 62.80 paisa.
On the other hand, AL-Haj Textile Mills Ltd ranked top loser on the DSE, the share price dropped by Tk 19.6 paisa or 10.00 percent. On this day, the share was last traded at Tk 176.40 paisa.
DSE topped on trade Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Limited 14 crores 96 lakh 47 thousand takas of shares of the company have been traded.
A total of 43 companies’ shares were traded in the Block on Dhaka Stock Exchange, 1 crore 8 lakh 2 thousand 642 shares of the companies were traded. The financial value of which is 108 crore 33 lakh taka.
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