Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors are taking position on some large-cap stocks.

Following the previous day’s record high indices, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 22 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 33 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 21.53 points or 0.35 percent to reach at 6,206 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also rose 7.31 points or 0.33 percent to reach at 2,219 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 8.97 points or 0.65 percent to stand at 1,381 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 810 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 130 advanced, 45 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

Rupali Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 136 million changing hands, followed City Bank BDT 49 million, Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 41 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 40 million and Western Marine Shipyard BDT 29 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 33 points to stand at 11,628 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 30 gained, 23 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with BDT 48 million in turnover.