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  • Local pharmaceuticals producing anti-flu drug that holds hope of Covid-19 cure

    Local pharmaceuticals have produced a drug called Favipiravir -- an anti-flu and viral infection medication -- said to be effective in the treatment of coronavirus patients in China.
  • Stocks display worst-ever showing in first quarter

    Stocks delivered their worst first quarter of a year as nervous investors went for massive selloffs, initially prompted by anti-market measures and then by the fast-spreading coronavirus, which dealt a heavy blow to the economy and businesses at home and abroad.
  • More brokerage house licences on the way

    The stock market regulator is set to award new licences for brokerage houses to any firms, including foreign ones, in order to attract more investors to the market.
  • Should banks suspend dividends in preparation for stormy days ahead?

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has asked banks in the eurozone to not pay any dividend in order to boost their capacity to absorb losses that will invariably take place for the global coronavirus pandemic that has brought the world down on its knees.
  • Corporate giants join in fight

    Despite being hit by the fallout of the coronavirus, Bangladesh’s corporate giants are not sitting idle as they have joined the government’s efforts by enhancing supplies to the ill-equipped health sector and extending helping hand to the low-income people who are facing existential crisis because of the lockdown.