Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the upward trend at midday on Monday as optimistic investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s record high, 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 21 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 46 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced nearly 24 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 42 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE rose nearly 25 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 62 points when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,192 points, advancing 25 points or 0.49 percent at 12:00 noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 19 points or 0.88 percent to reach at 2221 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 13 points or 0.96 percent to reach at 1,381 points.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.48 billion, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

Lafarge Surma Cement led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 269 million changing hands, closely followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 210 million, Square Pharma BDT 202 million, Jamuna Oil Company BDT 149 million and Premier Bank BDT 136 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 162 advanced, 118 declined and 42 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upbeat trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 62 points to stand at 11,618 points, also at 12:00 noon.

Of the issues traded till then, 104 gained, 84 declined and 25 issues remained unchanged with BDT 192 in turnover.

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