Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks closed flat on Wednesday with turnover improved slightly as investors went for last minutes buying spree.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) ended at 4,566.85 points, shedding only 0.18 points.

However, the other two indices managed to close positive.

The DSE30, comprising blue chips gained 3.01 points or 0.18 percent to close at 1,671.92 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 5.85 points or 0.57 percent to close at 1,018.20 points.

The total turnover value on DSE improved to BDT 4.36 billion, registering an increase of 12.66 percent over the previous session’s value of BDT 3.87 billion.

The gainers and losers almost same as out of 291 issues traded, 131 gained 133 declined and 27 issues closed unchanged on the DSE floor.

The port city bourse – Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – closed lower with its Selective Categories Index-CSCX-lost 14.60 points to stand at 8,780.42 points.

Losers beat gainers 115 to 77, with 22 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 9.54 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 329.95 million.

BBN/BB/AN/30Apr14-4:10pm (BST)