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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday amid low trading activities as investors followed mostly cautious ahead of monetary policy statement.

Following the previous two days’ sharp fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 1.68 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse lost 29 points at 10:45am.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 1.68 points or 0.03 percent to reach at 6,056 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also lost 0.62 points or 0.03 percent to reach at 2,224 points.

However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 0.28 points or 0.02 percent to stand at 1,376 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 148 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 81 advanced, 46 declined and 48 remained unchanged.

United Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 15 million changing hands, closely followed by City Bank BDT 12 million, National Bank BDT 11 million, Dragon Sweater BDT 10 million and BD Thai Aluminum BDT 8.0 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downward trend till then with its All Share Price Index- CAPSI – losing 29 points to stand at 18,698 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also lost 17 points to stand at 11,293 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 10 gained, 28 declined and 3 issues remained unchanged with BDT 4.0 million in turnover.