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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks kept the gaining streak for the second consecutive session on Monday as the buoyant investors continued their appetite on large-cap issues amid optimism.

DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, went up by 16.30 points or 0.39 per cent to settle at 4,145 during the four hours trading.

Market operators said gradual reopening of the economy and the stock market regulator’s assurance not to lift floor price restriction right now, led investors for buying shares.

Two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 3.20 points to finish at 1,400 and the DSE Shariah Index advanced 1.99 points to close at 965.

Turnover, another important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 4.37 billion on the country’s prime bourse, which was 18 per cent higher than the previous day’s turnover of BDT 3.71 billion.

The market-cap on the premier bourse also rose to BDT 3,220 billion on Sunday, from BDT 3,217 billion in the previous session.

On the other hand, the Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended higher with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)-gaining 46 points to close at 11,796 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX -rising 29 points to finish at 7,152.

Of the issues traded, 74 gained, 46 declined and 102 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city bourse traded 2.81 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of BDT 95 million.