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Briefing 24-06-2022

June 24, 2022 00:00:00

DSE sees dull trading

Stocks edged up for the second straight session on Thursday as investors put their funds on selective stocks cautiously amid lack of confidence. The market opened on an upbeat note and the key index soared 52 points within the first 15 minutes of trading, but the rest of the session wiped out most of the initial gains, ultimately ending over 9.0 points gain. Page 9

Tigers’ 2nd Test begins today

After losing the first Test by seven wickets, Bangladesh aim to bounce back strongly in the second Test against the West Indies at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia today (Friday). The match will start at 8 pm as per Bangladesh Time and will be aired live on T Sports. Batters failed to impress Antigua when they suffered six ducks in the first innings of the match, and they also couldn't come back in the second innings. Page 15

N Korean nuke may target South

North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to its frontline army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a suggestion the country may want to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals' tense border. Page 17

Oil rebounds on US recession risks

Oil prices edged higher on Thursday after earlier falls as investors weighed the risks of recession and how fuel demand will be affected by rising interest rates and tight supplies. Brent crude futures rose by 50 cents, or 0.5 per cent, to $112.24 by 1337 GMT, having dropped to as low as $108.04 earlier in the session. Page 19

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