Dhaka, Nov. 30 -- It was March 8 when the securities regulator felt compelled to impose 2 per cent lower circuit breaker to stop the benchmark index of the Dhaka bourse from plunging further.

The previous two weeks had proved brutal, with the index shedding 492 points to 6,474 points after Russia pushed into Ukraine turning months of speculations into reality.

The downward price movement restriction was then followed up by many other controlling measures, which contained the benchmark correction of the Dhaka bourse to 8.01 per cent this year through November 25.

During the same period, many other frontier markets suffered higher erosion. For example, the benchmark index of Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange saw 35.16 per cent correc...