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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks extended gaining streak for second day on Thursday as investors took position on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 26 points while the All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 23 points at 10:15am.

After first 30 minutes of trading, DSEX gained 34 points while CSE All Shares Price Index (CAPSI) of port city bourse rose 84 points at 10:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE advanced more than 36.52 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index (CAPSI) of port city bourse 5.66 points.


Finally, DSEX, the core index of the DSE, which replaced the DGEN in nearly five years back, settled at 6,322 points, gaining 33.18 points or 0.52 percent over the previous day.

The two other indices also edged higher. The DS30 index comprising blue chips went up by 6.69 points or 0.29 percent to close at 2,277 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.89 points or 0.28 percent to finish at 1,393 points.

The market activities also fell nearly 4.0 percent to BDT 8.54 billion, from previous day’s BDT 8.89 billion.

The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 322 issues traded, 185 closed higher, 96 closed lower, and 41 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

LankaBangla Finance topped the day’s turnover chart with 14 million shares of BDT 967 million changing hands, followed by AB Bank BDT 302 million, BD Thai Aluminum BDT 265 million, Shahjalal Islami Bank BDT 252 million and Dhaka Bank BDT 248 million.

Paramount Textile was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 9.14 percent while Mithun Knitting & Dyeing was the day’s worst loser, plunging by 8.06 percent.


The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed higher with its All Share Price Index (CAPSI) –advancing 104 points to close at 19,569 points.

The Selective Categories Index – CSCX – also gained 62 points to close at 11,845 points.

Gainers beat losers as 139 issues closed higher, 80 closed lower and 26 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city bourse traded 20.33 million shares and mutual fund units worth more than BDT 971 million in turnover.