Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early trading on Monday, the second trading day after budget declaration, as optimistic investors continued their buying spree.
Following the previous four days’ positive trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend in early trading.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 10.22 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 4.31 points when the report was filing at 10:30am.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 10.22 points or 0.18 percent to stand at 5,454 points, when the report was filed at 10:30am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.31 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 2033 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.32 points or 0.26 percent to stand at 1,266 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 583 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
IFAD Autos led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 68 million changing hands till then, closely followed by MJL Bangladesh BDT 58 million, Brac Bank BDT 38 million, Paramount Textile BDT 31 million and Baraka Power BDT 26 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 128 advanced, 37 declined and 44 issues remained unchanged.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend in early trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 16 points to stand at 10,231 points, also at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 38 gained, 13 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 32 million.

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