May 18, 2004

Hafiz Al Asad Bin Hoque
(Course instructor)
School of Business,
Independent University,
Baridhara, Dhaka.

Dear Sir,

It is our immense pleasure to submit our class project on BOC Bangladesh Limited and Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. as you asked us to prepare and submit as a requirement of Finance 405 program. The name of our project is " Return and risk comparison of financial asset in Bangladesh"

We have tried our best to compile the pertinent information as comprehensively as possible and if you need any further information, we will be obliged to assist you.

Thanking you,

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

At first we would like to thank our instructor for giving us such an important job like return and risk comparison of financial asset as a class project. We would like to place our gratitude to the Supervisor of BOC Bangladesh Limited to enable us to complete our class project in their esteemed organization. Without his helpful guidance, the completion of this research project was unthinkable. A very special thanks goes to Mr. Waliur Rahman Bhuiyan managing director of BOC Bangladesh ltd. for helping us in all phase of the research process. Finally we would like to thank Hosne Ara Pervin Sheuli; Asst. Secretary Research & Library (DSE) for helping in all sorts of collection of data. Her overwhelming support for this project gave us the inspiration to do a better report.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2. INTRODUCTION
     2. a. Origin of the report
     2. b. Objective of the Report
     2. c. Limitations of the Study
     2. d. Literature Review
3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
     3. a. Data source & Time period covered
     3. b. Methods for calculation of returns and risk
     3. c. Coefficient of variation
     3. d. Selection of assets
4. A BRIEF HISTORY OF BOC BANGLADESH LIMITED
5. RANGE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (BOC)
6. A BRIEF HISTORY OF BEXIMCO PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
7. RANGE OF PRODUCTS (BPL)
8. INVESTMENT SETTINGS IN BANGLADESH
     8. a. Macro Environment
     8. b. Classification of financial market
     8. c. Alternative Investment opportunities
     8. c. 1. International Bond
     8. c. 2. Acquiring Foreign Equities
     8. c. 3. Special Equity Instrument Option
     8. c. 4. Investment Companies
     8. c. 5. Real Estate
     8. c. 6. Low Liquidity Investments
9. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
10. CONCLUSION
11. REFERENCES