Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Trading and official activities on Bangladesh’s capital markets will reopen on Sunday (September 18) after a nine-day Eid-ul-Azha vacation, officials said.
The trading on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) will begin at 10:30 am and continue till 2:30 pm while the office will begin at 9:30 am and continue till 5.30 pm.
Trading and official activities on Bangladesh’s stockmarkets remained closed from September 9 to September 17 on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, including weekly holidays and special holidays,
However, trading will remain open on September 24 (Saturday) on the bourses in line with all government offices including financial institutions, DSE said in a statement.
The premier bourse performed well on September 8, the last trading session before Eid vacation, taking the DSEX to seven and a half months high to 4,601.08 points, advancing 6.41 points or 0.14 percent.
However, the two other in indices saw marginal correction on that day. The DS30 comprising blue chips fell 2.62 points or 0.15 percent to settle at 1,759.66 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 2.34 points or 0.21 percent to close at 1,108.66 points on September 8.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, fell slightly and the total turnover amounted to BDT 4.81 billion on September 8, which was 3.41 percent lower than September 7 of BDT 4.98 billion.
The port city bourse CSE also finished marginally higher with its Selective Categories Index- CSCX, advancing 16.55 points or 0.19 percent to settle at 8,617.19 points.
Losers, however beat gainers as 116 issues closed lower, 94 closed higher and 30 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 9.02 million shares and mutual fund units worth over BDT 277 million in turnover on September 8.