Treasury bond trading will start this year. Then the growth of the capital market will increase as well as the contribution to the GDP. Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) Chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam commented that after a few days we will start all kinds of bond trade, then the market will increase by 50pc.
He said these things in the speech of the chief guest at the round table meeting titled ‘Bangladesh Stock Market: Present and Future’ jointly organized by Capital Market Journalists Forum (CMJF) and Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) at Hotel Westin on Saturday, September 17.
BSEC Chairman said, 18 of our closed companies have already reopened. There is a possibility that these companies will repay their bank loans. Banks have benefited from this. Also, NBRO will benefit as it will get a big tax from here. So we also need the cooperation of NBR.
Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam said, if we compare with any other country on various aspects of the economy, then we must look at the overall condition of that country first. If we talk about the derivative market, then people have to look at it, but in our country, nobody has a good idea about the derivative market.
He said, our mutual funds recent decisions are very good, they are also starting to pay dividends. If not, they are being called and visited. Not only Bangladeshi products but foreign products will be traded in the commodity exchange. The farmer’s paddy will be bought and sold here before it is harvested. If we go to buy its software, then it will take about 100 to 150 crore taka, and if we want to buy better software, then it will take 400 crore taka. We are working on such big projects, the market size will increase if they start soon.
He also said that no matter how much support is given to the capital market, the country’s taxes will increase. If good companies are brought here, they will not have the opportunity to evade taxes. We are thinking of working on a short sale. Prior, to the launch of CCBL, we are thinking of launching a short sale. Because short sale requires the development of trading capacity.
The Chairman of BSEC said that the road shows that we have done are basically going on the instructions of the Prime Minister. We are starting to reap the benefits of this. We will also do road shows in some countries. Basically, when we brand our products abroad through road shows, they become interested in investing here, because high-level government policymakers are present with us in road shows. Foreigners are interested in their beautiful presentation.
President of Capital Market Journalist Forum (CMJF) Ziaur Rahman presided over the event, as President of Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA). Chhaydur Rahman.
Weekly US Stock Market Report Shows Diverse Performance
On Thursday, a rally contributed to the recovery of U.S. stock indexes following a mostly negative performance the previous week. The NASDAQ’s increase of over 1% brought it within four-tenths of a percentage point below its record closing high established on November 19, 2021. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow extended their record highs set 11 days earlier.
The substantial daily gains on Thursday were driven by a stronger-than-expected earnings report from a major semiconductor company. The NASDAQ experienced its most significant surge in 12 months, rising nearly 3.0%, while the S&P 500 recorded its largest increase in 13 months at 2.1%.
Reviewing the U.S. Stock Markets, the Nasdaq Composite, recorded a decent gain of 278 points, reaching a closing value of 16,274 points by the end of the week. Similarly, the S&P 500 index showed a positive trend, adding 49 points to settle at 5,088 points. Meanwhile, DJIA Index experienced a notable hike, losing 44 points during the week and concluding at 39,087 points after a week of gain.
In contrast, Russell 3000 Index saw a hike in week performance, with a slight gain of 31 points to reach 2,944 points by the end of the week.
Moving to Russell 2000 Index, demonstrated a notable hike of 60 points, ending the week at 2,076 points.
Weekly European Stocks Shows Mixed Result
In the Outgoing week, the European stock market displayed a varied performance.
Here is the data on the weekly performance of the European Stock Market, The STOXX Europe 600 index, which is considered a leading benchmark for the European market and covers approximately 90 percent of the market capitalization across 17 countries, reported a slight hike of 0.33 points to close at 497.58.
The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100, one of the most widely followed indices in Europe, also showed a significant drop, lost 24 points or finishing the session at 7,682.
In Germany, the DAX 30 index, added by 316 points to reach 17,735, while France’s CAC 40 decreased by 32 points to stop at 7,934 at the end of the trading day.
Italy’s FTSE MIB, which covers the top 40 stocks traded on the Milan Stock Exchange, increased by 234 points to 32,934. However, Spain’s IBEX 35, lost by 66 points, to close at 10,064.
South Asian Stock reports varied performance on the Outgoing Week
A review of South Asian stock markets shows that India’s Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) index BSE Sensex has added 718 points during the week. At the end of the week, the index stood at 73,860 points. On the other hand, the Nifty-50 index of the country’s National Stock Exchange gained by 183 points last week. At the end of the week, the index stood at 22,395 points.
Pakistan Stock Exchange Index ‘KSE 100’, added 2,560 points last week. After a week of gaining, the index settled at 65,486 points.
On the other hand, The Sri Lankan stock market index hiked, and the Colombo Stock Exchange index ‘ASPI’ increased by 36 points in a week. After a week the index settled at 10,691 points.
Bhutan’s stock market index ‘BSI’ dropped 26 points hence the index stood at 1,430 points throughout the whole week. Nepal’s ‘NEPSE’ lost 33 points, therefore the index stands at 1,932 points.
Hence Dhaka Stock Exchange: The benchmark index ‘DSEX’ lost by 19.42 points or 0.31 percent, in the outgoing week. At the end of the week, the index stands at 6,254 points
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