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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Monday amid slow trend as investors mostly followed cautious stance.

Following the previous four days’ positive movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on negative note with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 1.36 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse lost 8.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 1.36 points or 0.02 per cent to reach at 5,882 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 2.77 points or 0.12 percent to reach at 2,169 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) saw a fractional loss of 0.22 points or 0.01 percent to stand at 1,373 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 306 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 86 advanced, 56 declined and 40 remained unchanged.

Monno Ceramic Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 35 million changing hands, closely followed by National Tubes BDT 28 million, IBN Sina BDT 23 million, Bangladesh Lamps BDT 18 million and Oimex Electrode BDT 13 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw negative trend with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – losing 8.0 points to stand at 18,180, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also fell 5.66 points to stand at 10,975 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 19 gained, 14 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 9.0 million in turnover.