DOT Desk:  As the Covid-19 pandemic hit the economic activities hard, 2020 is unprecedented for businesses especially for manufacturers as demands of goods are sending earnings down.
 However, amid the devastating impact of the pandemic, a good number of publicly traded companies have recorded better earnings, reports Dhaka Tribune.
 The companies, which manufacture pharmaceutical products, Covid-19 related products and provide telecommunication services, saw better earnings and surge in demands for their products rose amid the pandemic.  According to financial disclosures posted in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) website, multinational companies and some big companies have seen a rise in profits in their respective areas.  Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh, a multinational company listed with Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges, witnessed sharp rise in profits due to strong revenue growth driven by increased demand of personal hygiene products during the pandemic.
 Reckitt Benckiser is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of household and toiletries, pharmaceuticals and food products.
The company’s profit after tax rose to Tk15.8 crore during April-June period of 2020, up by 53%, which was Tk10.3 crore in the same period of the previous year.