Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Monday, the second trading session of the week.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – saw negative trend till filed the report at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE fell 7.28 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 12.81 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
Meanwhile, trading and official activities will remain closed tomorrow (Tuesday) on both bourses due to government holiday on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi.
After previous day’s correction, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 7.28 points or 0.15 percent to stand at 4,853.83 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw negative trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 2.75 points or 0.16 percent to reach at 1,781.44 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 2.88 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 1,151.69 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 426 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on MJL Bangladesh and LankaBangla Finance.
Of the issues traded till then, 42 advanced, 119 declined and 35 issues remained unchanged.
MJL Bangladesh dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 39 million changing hands till then, closely followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 27 million, AFC Agro Biotech BDT 26 million, Summit Alliance Port BDT 17 million and Golden Harvest Agro Industries BDT 16 million.
The port city bourse, CSE, also saw negative trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – falling 12.81 points to stand at 9,080.09 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 18 gained, 64 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 19 million.