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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors followed cautious stance ahead of monetary policy announcement.

Following the previous day’s fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw negative trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note.

But the trading activities of both the bourses remained low.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell nearly 7.0 points while the All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of the port city bourse advanced 8.65 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 6.94 points or 0.11 percent to reach at 6,091 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also lost 1.70 points or 0.07 percent to reach at 2,234 points.

However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.62 points or 0.04 percent to stand at 1,393 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 283 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 72 advanced, 93 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

Golden Harvest Agro Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 52 million changing hands, closely followed by Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 37 million, BD Thai Aluminum BDT 22 million, Dragon Sweater BDT 9.0 million and BD Finance BDT 8.70 million.


However, the port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CAPSI – advancing 8.65 points to stand at 18,839, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 5.0 points to stand at 11,377 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 17 gained, 24 declined and 7 issues remained unchanged with BDT 4.0 million in turnover.