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

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, 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 45 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 20.94 points or 0.33 to reach at 6,257 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 7.69 points or 0.34 percent to reach at 2,278 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.15 points or 0.45 percent to stand at 1,375 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 812 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 109 advanced, 35 declined and 27 remained unchanged.

Grameenphone was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 73 million changing hands, closely followed by Generation Next Fashions BDT 52 million, Confidence Cement BDT 38 million, Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 25 million and Eastern Cables BDT 22 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 45 points to stand at 19,375 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose28 points to reach at 11,723 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 28 gained, 12 declined and three issues remained unchanged with BDT 20 million in turnover.