Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN): The bourses ended flat on Monday with turnover dipped to 16-week low as investors were largely pessimistic amid heightened tension in political arena.

With an outlook of following last day’s sluggish pattern, the General Index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DGEN) ended at 3,663.11 points, adding 7.80 points or 0.21 per cent.

The DSEX went up by 3.60 points or 0.10 per cent to close at 3,472.17 while the DS30 advanced 5.05 points or 0.39 per cent to close at 1,287.81.

The total turnover at DSE went down by 23.2 per cent from previous session’s value and stood at BDT 1.07 billion which was 16-week low.

Of the 265 traded issues at DSE, 89 advanced, 137 declined and 39 remained unchanged.

Almost all of the sectors ended red. Among them food and allied sector was the top positive sector gaining 4.42 per cent in a flash.

Beximco Limited was the day’s most traded stocks with shares worth Tk 38.88 million changing hands.

Rahim Textile continued to the highest gainer for the third straight session, posting a rise of 9.94 per cent while Kay and Que was the day’s worst loser, slumping by 17.26 per cent following its no divined declaration.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended flat with the Selective Categories Index gained 7.28 points to close at 6,837.55 points.

Losers beat gainers 112 to 46 with 17 issues remaining unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 4.52 million shares and mutual fund units on a value of BDT 118.87 million.

BBN/BB/AD/06May-13-6.45pm (BST).