EURUSD 1.0968|1.0971 : GBPUSD 1.5618|1.5621 : USDJPY 124.31|124.34 : USDCHF 0.9711|0.9714 : USDCAD 1.2974|1.2977 : EURJPY 136.34|136.37 : EURCHF 1.0653|1.0656 : GBPJPY 194.10|194.17 : GBPCHF 1.5167|1.5174 : GOLD 1085.78|1086.38       Austria Manufacturing PMI At 17-Month High       Portugal Consumer Confidence Highest Since April 2002       *Swiss Franc Falls Further To 2-day Low Of 1.0665 Against Euro       *Greece Jun PPI Down 0.7% On Month Vs. +0.7% In May       *Greece Jun PPI Down 5.7% On Year Vs. -4.6% In May       Euro Mixed After Eurozone Economic Confidence Index       *Eurozone July Consumer Confidence -7.1 Vs. -5.6 In June: Final       *Eurozone July Industrial Sentiment -2.9 Vs. -3.4 In Jun, Consensus -3.4       Eurozone Jul Economic Sentiment Increase to 104.0 (fcast 103.3 ) Vs Prev 103.5       Eurozone Jul Business Climate Increase to 0.39 (fcast 0.15 ) Vs Prev 0.14    

Banking

Bank’s NOP limit increased by 11% in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bank increases the net open position (NOP) limit of commercial banks for holding foreign exchange in order to keep the inter-bank foreign exchange market stable

Stocks

Bangladesh’s stocks edge up amid volatility

Bangladesh’s stocks edge higher amid choppy trading as DSEX goes up by 14.40 points and CSEX gains 51 points when investors go for late hours moderate buying

Apparel

Bangladesh forms panel for Swan Garment workers' pay

Bangladesh's junior labour minister Mujibul Haque Chunnu has said that a committee has been formed to take steps to clear the dues of Swan Garments workers

Treasury

Indian Rupee down 7 paise against US dollar in early trade

Indian rupee fell by 7 paise to 63.98 a dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Thursday as the American currency strengthened overseas after the Federal Reserve upgraded its outlook on the US economy.

Offbeat

Bear family frolicked on Golf course

A sunny day in a New Jersey town brought three bears out to play.The mother bear and her two cubs were caught on video playing around on the green of a golf course, just a few hundred feet away from homes,

Education

HSC exams results on August 9

Results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 9, says Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday