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 Sunday as optimistic investors are active on sector specific stocks.

Following the previous week’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend at opening amid low participation of investors.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 26 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 28 points at 10:15am.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 26 points or 0.44 percent to stand at 5,928 points, at 10:15am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 4.54 points or 0.21 per cent to 2,130 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 1.86 points or 0.14 percent to stand at 1,316 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 518 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 110 advanced, 47 declined and 31 remained unchanged.

BBS Cables emerged as turnover leader with shares worth BDT 50 million changing hands, followed by Fortune Shoes BDT 46 million, Uttara Bank BDT 37 million, Al-Haj Textile BDT 32 million and Eastern Bank BDT 29 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw upward trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 28 points to stand at 11,091 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 32 gained, 14 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 30 million in turnover.