Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The prices of most of the shares on both bourses of Bangladesh witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday as some investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous five days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note amid low trading activities.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 28 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 34 points at 10:30am.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 28.83 points or 0.54 percent to reach at 5,345 points at 10:30am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced nearly 12 points to reach at 1,977 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 9.30 points to reach at 1,237 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 818 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.

Of the issues traded till then, 141 advanced, 50 declined and 45 remained unchanged.

Berger Paints was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 70 million changing hands, closely followed by Alif Industries BDT 65 million, Nahee Aluminum BDT 64 million, Intraco Refueling Station BDT 41 million and Monno Ceramic BDT 35 million.


The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 34 points to stand at 16,456, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 21 points to stand at 9,953 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 38 gained, 17 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 11 million in turnover.