Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise large-cap stocks.

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

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 30 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 69 points at 10:30am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 30 points or 0.49 percent to stand at 6,145 points, at 10:30am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 10.75 points or 0.49 per cent to reach at 2,189 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 8.50 points or 0.63 percent to stand at 1,356 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.75 billion when the report was filed at 10:30am.

Of the issues traded till then, 174 advanced, 63 declined and 46 remained unchanged.

Lafarge Surma Cement led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 98 million changing hands, closely followed by Premier Bank BDT 87 million, Summit Power BDT 84 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 77 million and UCB BDT 76 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also opened higher trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 69 points to stand at 11,537 points, also at 10:30am.

Of the issues traded till then, 74 gained, 25 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with BDT 73 million in turnover.