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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks failed to stay in the positive trend at midday on Thursday as some investors are booking profits on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s negative note, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 10 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 38 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 15. Points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 53 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX fell more than 4.0 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index lost 3.0 points at 12noon when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,525 points, losing 4.58 points or 0.08 percent at 12noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 1.84 points to reach at 1930 points till then.

However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.12 points to stand at 1,278 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.97 billion when the report was filed at 12noon.

IFAD Autos was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 620 million changing hands, followed by Active Fine Chemicals BDT 511 million, Khulna Power BDT 401 million, Singer BD BDT 212 million and Shasha Denims BDT 188 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 114 advanced, 157 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw negative trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse – losing 3.0 points to stand at 17,062 points, also at 12noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also fell 4.0 points to reach at 10,334 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 74 gained, 79 declined and 19 issues remained unchanged with BDT 133 million in turnover.