Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks opened the week on negative note on Sunday, with falling turnover as investors continued on selling mood.
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange, the prime bourse of Bangladesh, and the Chittagong Stock Exchange, the port city bourse of the country, experienced downward trend throughout the session.
Key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange shedded 16.0  points while the selective category index of Chittagong Stock Exchange dropped 37.11 points at the closing.
The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) settled at 4,430.28 points, losing 16.0 points or 0.36 per cent.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 4.66 points or 0.27 per cent to finish at 1,688.63 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 1.75 points or 0.16 per cent to close at 1,078.69 points.
DSE turnover came down to BDT 3.41 billion, which was 8.08 per cent lower than the previous day’s BDT 3.71 billion.
The losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 319 issues traded, 177 closed lower, 99 higher and 43 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Keya Cosmetics dominated the turnover chart with shares worth above BDT 192 million changing hands followed by CMC Kamal, AFC Agro Biotech, Alltex Industries and LankaBangla Finance.
Keya Cosmetics was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 9.77 per cent while ONE Bank was the worst loser, slumping by 18.98 per cent following its price adjustment after record date.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended lower with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, falling 37.11 points to finish at 8,285.95 points.
Losers beat gainers as 147 issues closed lower, 60 closed higher and 25 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 11.48 million shares and mutual fund units worth BDT above 286 million in turnover.