Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN): Stocks edged lower Sunday on the bourses with sluggish turnover value as investors still refrain from fresh investments amid prevailing political uncertainty.

The General Index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DGEN) ended at 3,650.67 points, losing 6.36 points or 0.17 per cent.

The DSEX went down by 14.58 points or 0.41 per cent to close at 3,493.27. The DS30 also lost 10.25 points or 0.78 per cent to close at 1,300.70.

The total turnover at DSE came down to BDT 1.14 billion, which is 21.38 per cent lower than previous session’s value.

Of the 265 issues traded at the DSE, 174 advanced, 73 declined and 18 remained unchanged.

Orion Pharma was the most traded stocks on the day with shares worth BDT 75.43 million changing hands.

Trust Bank First Mutual Fund was the day’s highest gainer posting a rise of 10 per cent while Pubali Bank was the day’s worst loser, losing 9.77 per cent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended marginally lower with the Selective Categories Index lost 36.44 points to close at 6,880.88 points.

Gainers beat losers 100 to 62 with 17 issues remaining unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 5.72 million shares and mutual fund units on a value of BDT 161.28 million.

BBN/BB/AD/07 April-13-6.30pm (BST).