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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday amid low trading activities as cautious investors are on selling binge sector-wise large-cap stocks.

Following the previous week’s sharp fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed negative trend with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 2.67 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse fell 37 points at 10:45am.

After first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 14 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) lost 42 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 14.34 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 6,165 points at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also lost 5.82 points or 0.25 percent to reach at 2,254 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 0.91 points or 0.06 percent to stand at 1,390 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 415 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 60 advanced, 132 declined and 58 remained unchanged.

National Tubes was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 36 million changing hands, closely followed by Alif Manufacturing Company BDT 35 million, BD Thai Aluminum BDT 28 million, Autocars BDT 27 million and IFAD Autos BDT 20 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downturn till then with its All Share Price Index- CAPSI- losing 42 points to stand at 19,056 points, also at 11:00 am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also lost 26 points to stand at 11,509 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 24 gained, 35 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with BDT 16 million in turnover.

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