Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday, the first trading session as Ramadan began on June 19.
It is also the first trading session with reduced trading hour as the bourses cut trading time by an hour during holy month of Ramadan.
Trading at the DSE and CSE began at 10:30am as usual and will continue till 1:30pm instead of 2:30pm.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 14.48 points or 0.32 percent to reach at 4,505.38 points, after first 30 minutes of trade, when the report was filed at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 6.58 points or 0.38 percent to stand at 1,736.03 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 0.20 points or 0.01 percent to stand at 1,101.86 points.
DSE turnover stands at BDT 497 million when the report was filed.
Of the issues traded till then, 86 advanced, 103 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged.
RAK Ceramics was the most traded stocks with shares worth BDT 46 million changing hands followed by Saif Powertec, Summit Alliance Port, FAR Cemicals and IFAD Autos.
The port city bourse – the CSE – also saw negative trend in early hour of trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – lost 6.33 points to stand at 8,452.29 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 39 gained, 47 declined and 17 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 36 million.