Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as enthusiastic investors are taking position on sector-wise stocks.

After crossing the major bourse’s key index 6,300-mark for the first time since its inception 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 33 points while the All Shares Price Index of port city bourse gained 103 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 33.12 points or 0.43 percent to stand at 6,340 points at 10:15am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 3.20 points or 0.14 per cent to 2,294 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.59 points or 0.47 percent to stand at 1,390 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 940 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 45 declined and 40 remained unchanged.

AB Bank emerged as turnover leader with shares worth BDT 275 million changing hands, followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 142 million, Dhaka Bank BDT 54 million, National Tubes BDT 42 million and Shahjalal Islami Bank BDT 40 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive till then trend with its All Share Price Index (CAPSI) advancing nearly 103 points to stand at 19,642 points, also at 10:15am.

The Selective Categories Index – CSCX- of the port city bourse also gained 30 points to reach at 11,861 points.

Of the issues traded till then, 30 gained, 13 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 25 million in turnover.