22 Jan 2011

Trader companies suspended

7:35 am on 22 January 2011

Bangladesh has suspended six trading houses on the main Dhaka Stock Exchange.

The move came after a fall on the index of 8.5%, or 587 points, which forced regulators to suspend trading. The BBC reports it was the second such plunge this month.

The Commission has placed a six month ban on the companies over charges of market manipulation.