Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early trading on Tuesday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on some large-cap stocks.
Following the previous day’s gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, amid increased participation.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 18 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 20 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 18.15 points or 0.33 percent to stand at 5,403.50 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 10.88 points or 0.54 percent to reach at 2004.67 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.99 points or 0.39 percent to stand at 1,259 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 557 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
MJL Bangladesh led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 60 million changing hands till then, closely followed by IFAD Autos BDT 54 million, Navana CNG BDT 41 million, United Power BDT 40 million and Zaheen Spinning BDT 29 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 125 advanced, 31 declined and 29 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend in early trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 20.37 points to stand at 10,118 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 48 gained, 11 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 35 million.