Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session before nine-day long Eid-ul-Azha vacation.
Trading on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) will remain closed for nine days from September 9 to September 17, including weekly holidays and special holidays.
Both bourses — the premier bourse Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend till the report was filing at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE advanced 5.72 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 17.11 points within 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 5.72 points or 0.12 percent to stand at 4,600.40 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.76 points or 0.15 percent to reach at 1,765.05 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 0.93 points or 0.08 percent to stand at 1,111.93 points.
DSE turnover stands at BDT 343 million when the report was filed at 10:45am, riding on United Power and Lafarge Surma Cement.
Of the issues traded till then, 91 advanced, 48 declined and 44 issues remained unchanged.
United Power dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 54 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Lafarge Surma Cement, GPH Ispat, Trust Bank and Doreen Power.
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index- CSCX–advancing 17.11 points to stand at 8,617.77 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 29 gained, 14 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 13 million.