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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed negative trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors mostly followed cautious stance.

Following the previous week’s sharp fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 0.56 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse lost 35 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 0.56 points or 0.01 percent to reach at 5,282 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 2.41 points to stand at 1,873 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also fell 0.90 points to reach at 1,223 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 370 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 69 advanced, 75 declined and 37 remained unchanged.

Active Fine Chemicals was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 35 million changing hands, closely followed by Khulna Power BDT 34 million, Nahee Aluminum BDT 32 million, Delta Life Insurance BDT 31 million and Nurani Dyeing BDT 18 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downturn till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 35 points to stand at 16,212, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also lost 19 points to stand at 9,823 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 10 gained, 23 declined and 02 issues remained unchanged with BDT 4.0 million in turnover.