Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh stocks closed higher on Thursday, after five session of loss with turnover dropped significantly.
The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSEX) went up by 39.91 points or 0.88 per cent to close at 4,558.93 points from previous session.
The DS30, comprising blue chips gained 11.06 points or 0.68 per cent to close at 1,635.37 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) went up by 5.77 points or 0.58 per cent to close at 989.47 points.
Turnover value on DSE came down to BDT 2.77 billion, registering 18.04 per cent decline over the previous session’s value of BDT 3.38 billion.
The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 291 issues traded, 195 advanced, 65 declined and 31 issues closed unchanged on the DSE floor.
Emerald Oil Industries was also the day’s highest gainer; posting a rise of 10.4 per cent while Kohinoor Chemicals was the day’s worst losers, slumping by 10 per cent.
The port city bourse — the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher after five session of losing streak with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX gained 74.52 points to close at 8,859.65 points.
Gainers beat losers 134 to 65, with 16 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 6.76 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 296.28 million.
BBN/SSR/AD-20Mar14-3:59 pm (BST)