Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early trading on Tuesday as optimistic investors went on buying spree on sector specific shares amid post-Eid expectation.
Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid increased turnover.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 25 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 22 points when the report was filing at 10:30am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 25 points or 0.45 per cent to stand at 5,504 points, when the report was filed at 10:30am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 8.14 points or 0.40 percent to reach at 2041 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also rose 7.10 points or 0.56 percent to stand at 1,269 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 888 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Regent Textile led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 89 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Aamra Technologies BDT 77 million, Agni Systems BDT 53 million, Nurani Dyeing BDT 43 million and CVO Petrochemicals BDT 34 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 171 advanced, 34 declined and 40 issues remained unchanged.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend in early trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 22 points to stand at 10,291 points, also at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 58 gained, 27 declined and 18 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 52 million.

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