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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors mostly followed cautious stance.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw negative trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed marginally higher with low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 2.35 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 7.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 2.35 points or 0.04 percent to reach at 5,243 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 2.05 points to stand at 1,858 points. However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 0.73 points to reach at 1,207 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 647 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 77 advanced, 76 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

Monno Ceramic Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 99 million changing hands, closely followed by Khulna Power, Silva Pharmaceuticals, Indo-Bangla Pharma, and United Power.


However, the port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 7.02 points to stand at 16,081, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 4.53 points to stand at 9,744 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 25 gained, 17 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with BDT 23 million in turnover.