Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early trading on Thursday as some optimistic investors were active on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous six days’ correction, both bourses — the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid slow trading activities.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 9.61 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 16 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 9.61 points or 0.17 per cent to stand at 5,655.98 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, inched up by 0.20 points or 0.01 per cent to reach at 2,093.79 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.36 points or 0.10 per cent to stand at 1,299.90 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 582 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
Paramount Textile topped the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 75 million changing hands till then, closely followed by National Feed Mills BDT 37 million, Doreen Power BDT 35 million, Evince Textiles BDT 26 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 22 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 115 advanced, 56 declined and 26 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 16 points to stand at 10,624 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 47 gained, 17 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 21 million.