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Briefing 2022-09-23

September 23, 2022 00:00:00

Stocks inch up in choppy trading

Stocks ended marginally higher on Thursday, after a two-day correction, as bargain hunters showed their buying interest in selective issues. The market swung between positive and negative territories before closing marginally higher although prices of most stocks remained unchanged. Page 9

Russia call-up sparks protests

Russian police are reported to have arrested hundreds of protesters rallying against the Kremlin's decision to call up thousands of extra troops to fight in Ukraine. Russian human rights group OVD-Info put the total at more than 1,300. The largest numbers arrested were in St Petersburg and Moscow. Dozens were held in Irkutsk and other Siberian cities, and Yekaterinburg. Flights out of Russia sold out fast after Vladimir Putin's announcement. Page 17

Govt against egg import

Government will not allow import of eggs in order to protect interests of the local poultry farmers, Agriculture Minister Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said on Thursday. "We (the government) will not allow import of eggs. Let us have some patience as the prices of eggs will come down soon," he told the media at his Secretariat office. Page 20

‘Tigers look to develop winning habit’

Nurul Hasan, Bangladesh's interim T20 skipper, said on Thursday that the team is looking to develop a winning habit, starting with the upcoming two-match T20 series against the UAE, which will help them gain confidence ahead of tri-series in New Zealand and T20 World Cup. Page 15

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