Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN): The prices of most stocks on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw downtrend in the early hours on Sunday.

The benchmark Index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSEX) went down by 17.65 points or 0.44 per cent within first 30 minutes of trading to stand at 3,920.85 points at 11am when the report was filed.

Of the issues traded then, 35 advanced, 83 declined and 20 remained unchanged.

Turnover on the DSE turnover stood at only BDT 268 million till the report was filed at 11am.

Pubali Bank Ltd topped the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 104 million changing hands till then.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also   opened with a negative trend and the Selective Category Index of the CSE lost 21 points to stand at 7,605.63 points also at 11am.

Of the issues traded then, 12 advanced, 42 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
BBN/BB/AD/24Mar-13-11.05am (BST).