Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks saw upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday amid countrywide shutdown enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami called daylong shutdown protesting the execution of its leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed.
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange, the prime bourse of Bangladesh, and Chittagong Stock Exchange, the port city bourse of the country, showed optimistic trend in the early morning to shed previous day’s plunge.
The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange added 30.94 points while the selective categories index of Chittagong Stock Exchange gained 56.08 points in first 15 minutes of trade on Monday.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 30.94 points or 0.67 per cent to reach at 4,627.75, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, gained 15.53 points or 0.88 per cent to stand at 1,761.31.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 10.05 points or 0.90 per cent to reach at 1,117.30.
DSE turnover stands at BDT 518 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 134 advanced, 17 declined and 21 issues remained unchanged.
Simtex Industries, which made trading debut today, was the most traded stocks till then with shares BDT 76 million changing hands followed by Far Chemical, Olympic Industries, United Power and Beximco Pharma.
The port city bourse- the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index- CSCX- gaining 56.08 points to stand at 8,556.34, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 57 gained, 12 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 36 million.