Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Thursday amid slow movement as investors followed cautious stance.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 6.80 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse advanced 14 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 6.80 points to reach at 6,231 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 1.78 points or 0.08 percent to reach at 2,253 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.19 points or 0.08 percent to stand at 1,377 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 270 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 127 advanced, 41 declined and 46 remained unchanged.

Eastern Housing Limited was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 32 million changing hands, closely followed by City Bank BDT 28 million, BD Thai BDT 12 million, Oimex Electrode BDT 9.0 million and Fine Food BDT 8.0 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 14 points to stand at 19,271, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 8.40 points to reach at 11,650 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 17 gained, 10 declined and 7 issues remained unchanged with BDT 4.0 million in turnover.