Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as optimistic investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with increasing trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 28 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 21 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 28.55 points or 0.46 percent to reach at 6,231 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 11.51 points or 0.52 percent to reach at 2,213 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.05 points or 0.37 percent to stand at 1,355 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 795 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 36 declined and 28 remained unchanged.

Islami Bank Bangladesh led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 117 million changing hands, closely followed Beximco Pharmaceuticals with BDT 57 million, Exim Bank BDT 54 million, Aamra Networks BDT 48 million and Uttara Bank BDT 45 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 21 points to stand at 11,690 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 28 gained, 17 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 27 million in turnover.