Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN): The country’s both bourses — Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) edged higher Wednesday despite countrywide second day strike enforced by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.

The DSE general index, DGEN ended at 4,319.91 points, gaining 10.58 points or 0.24 per cent.

Of the 272 companies and mutual fund units traded on the premier bourse, among them 158 advanced, 87 declined and 27 remained unchanged.

Turnover on the premier bourse declined slightly to BDT 2.58 billion against BDT 2.66 billion in the previous session.

United Airways dominated the day’s top turnover chart with shares worth BDT 144.33 million changing hands.

Fifth ICB was the day’s highest gainer posting a rise of 8.43 per cent while Reliance Insurance was the day’s worst loser, plunging by 5.49 per cent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange also closed higher with the CSE Selective Category Index, CSCX ended at 8,342.50 points, adding 25.70 points.

Gainers beat losers 84 to 75 with 22 issues remaining unchanged on the port city bourse with turnover value of BDT 263.75 million.

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