Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as some optimistic investors active on large-cap stocks after two days closure.
Both bourses – the premier bourse Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend till the report was filing at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE advanced 1326 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 8.08 points within 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 13.26 points or 0.28 percent to stand at 4,702.57 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, advanced 4.95 points or 0.28 percent to reach at 1,764.91 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.42 points or 0.35 percent to stand at 1,125.12 points.
DSE turnover stands at BDT 318 million when the report was filed at 10:45am, riding on the Summit Power and MJL Bangladesh.
Of the issues traded till then, 96 advanced, 40 declined and 35 issues remained unchanged.

Summit Power dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 83 million changing hands till then, followed by MJL Bangladesh BDT 41 million, BSRM BDT 32 million, Titas Gas BDT 28 million and National Housing Finance and Investment BDT 12 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index- CSCX–advancing 8.08 points to stand at 8,781.53 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 28 gained, 10 declined and 04 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 13 million.

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