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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks ahead of Eid festival.

Following crossing the 5,900-mark in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend at opening amid rising turnover.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than nearly 18 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 25 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 18.24 points or 0.31 percent to stand at 5,934 points, at 10:15am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 2.76 points or 0.13 per cent to reach at 2,121 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.82 points or 0.14 percent to stand at 1,310 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 920 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 129 advanced, 48 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

BBS Cables led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 148 million changing hands, closely followed by Bangladesh Building Systems BDT 146 million, Fortune Shoes BDT 91 million, Monno Ceramic Industries BDT 49 million and Al-Arafa Islami Bank BDT 32 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 25 points to stand at 11,113 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 37 gained, 12 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 29 million in turnover.