Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise large-cap stocks.

After hitting fresh high of the prime index of the major bourse in the previous day, 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 more than 34 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 37 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 34.13 points or 0.56 percent to stand at 6,117 points, at 10:15am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 12.33 points or 0.57 per cent to reach at 2,169 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 9.47 points or 0.71 percent to stand at 1,343 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.04 billion when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 157 advanced, 48 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

National Bank led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 52 million changing hands, closely followed by National Tubes BDT 48 million, Miracle Industries BDT 47 million, SIBL BDT 44 million and Exim Bank BDT 40 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 37 points to stand at 11,459 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 40 gained, 24 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with BDT 32 million in turnover.

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