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 Sunday as optimistic investors remain active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s higher note, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 21 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 38 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 20.95 points or 0.33 to reach at 6,343 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 also advanced 4.84 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 2,282 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 4.32 points or 0.31 percent to stand at 1,398 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 655 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 144 advanced, 36 declined and 43 remained unchanged.

Shahjalal Islami Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 61 million changing hands, closely followed by Paramount Textile BDT 59 million, Confidence Cement BDT 40 million, BD Welding BDT 36 million and DESCO BDT 35 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 38 points to stand at 19,607 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 23 points to reach at 11,867 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 41 gained, 19 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.