Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as optimistic investors continued on buying spree.

Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend till 10:45am.

The key index of the DSE advanced 17.62 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 17.41 points within 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 17.62 points or 0.37 percent to stand at 4,729.48 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.90 points or 0.22 percent to reach at 1,759.06 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.58 points or 0.23 percent to stand at 1,120.42 points.

DSE turnover stands at BDT 635 million when the report was filed at 10:45am, riding on the National Bank.

Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 61 declined and 48 issues remained unchanged.

National Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 148 million changing hands till then, followed by Active Fine Chemical, Doreen Power, GP and Aamra Techonologies.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:

The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index- CSCX–gaining 17.41 points to stand at 8,823.05 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 45 gained, 18 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 26 million.

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