Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks closed higher for the third consecutive sessions on Monday as investors took position on mid-cap and small-cap stocks.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) ended at 4,648.75 points, gaining 32.31 points or 0.69 percent.

Turnover value on DSE improved to BDT 4.61 billion, registering an increase of 15.53 percent over the previous day’s value.

The gainers took a lead over the losers as out of 290 issues traded, 168 advanced, 103 declined and 19 issues closed unchanged on the DSE floor.

The port city bourse – Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)-also closed higher with its Selective Categories Index-CSCX-gained 82.05 points to stand at 8,962.23 points.

Gainers beat losers 113 to 97, with 13 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 11.84 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 433.22 million.

BBN/BB/ANS/21Apr14-4:30pm (BST)