Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks ended marginally higher on Wednesday though technical glitch delayed resumption of trading on the country’s premier bourse.
Earlier, during the last fourth straight sessions, the country’s capital market was facing downtrend.
Trading, that usually takes place between 10:30am and 2:30pm, started at 12:10pm and continued till4:10pm on Wednesday due to the technical glitch.
However, trading took place for full four hours.
Despite delayed trading, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by 30.15 points or 0.63 percent to settle at 4,821.62.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, gained 8.65 points or 0.46 percent to end at 1,868.13.
DSES index rose 8.63 points or 0.73 percent to finish at 1,192.72.
Turnover rose to BDT 6.15 billion in the prime bourse, which was 12.6 percent higher than the previous day’s BDT 5.46 billion.
Gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 309 issues traded, 183 advanced, 75 declined and 51 remained unchanged on the DSE floor.
United Power remained the day’s top turnover leader with shares worth BDT 278 million changing hands followed by RSRM Steels, SPCL, Al-Haj Textile and Square Pharma.
However, trading at the port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) started on time at 10:30amand closed at 2:30pm.
The port city bourse also closed higher with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – rose 68.69 points to close at 9,018.03.
Gainers beat losers 148 to 67, with 39 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 11.05 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover of BDT 1.05 billion.