Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend in early trading amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse gained more than 34 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 60 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 34.80 points or 0.60 percent to reach at 5,825 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 12.38 points or 0.57 per cent to reach at 2,178 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.0 points or 0.22 per cent to reach at 1,354 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 585 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 150 advanced, 31 declined and 22 remained unchanged.

BRAC Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 80 million changing hands, followed by Dragon Sweater BDT 48 million, Aamra Networks BDT 46 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 37 million and Anward Galvanizing BDT 28 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – advancing 60 points to stand at 17,908, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 36 points to stand at 10,824 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 43 gained, 8 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 12 million in turnover.