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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks finished marginally higher on Thursday, after witnessing roller coaster ride throughout the day.
The modest rally was mainly led by pharmaceuticals, banks, engineering and telecommunications.
The benchmark index of DSEX gained 8.6 points or 0.2% to close at 5,468.
The blue chip index DS30 was up 4 points or 0.2% to 2,031.
However, the DSE Shariah Index DSES rose only over 1 point to 1,261.
Investor participation in trading remained almost unchanged as the DSE turnover stood at BDT5.3 billion, which was 3% lower over the previous session’s value.
NBFIs, food & allied and power were the negative performing sectors.
Paramount Textile Limited was the highest traded share with a turnover worth BDT213 million, followed by BD Finance, and Appollo Ispat.
NTC led the price gainer board with a 7.5% price rise while First Finance led the price loser board with a 9.3% fall.