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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors are active on both sides of trading fence.

Following the previous day’s sharp gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed downturn in early trading with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 0.55 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse fell 16 points at 10:30am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 0.55 points to reach at 6,252 points, when the report was filed at 10:30am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 1.45 points or 0.06 percent to reach at 2,259 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.35 points or 0.09 percent to stand at 1,381 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 389 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.

Of the issues traded till then, 125 advanced, 66 declined and 46 remained unchanged.

Islami Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 24 million changing hands, closely followed by City Bank BDT 18 million, Fine Foods BDT 17 million, Mercantile Insurance BDT 15 million and Beximco Pharma BDT 13 million.


However, the port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) witnessed downward trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – losing 16 points to stand at 19,336, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also lost 10 points to reach at 11,692 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 32 gained, 24 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with BDT 14 million in turnover.