Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend in early hours of trading on Wednesday, the fourth trading day of the week.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 25.23 points or 0.57 percent to stand at 4,401.75 points after first 30 minutes of trade when the report was filed at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 9.79 points or 0.60 percent to reach at 1,616.33 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) went up by 7.23 points or 0.72 percent to stands at 1,001.23 points.

DSE turnover stands at BDT 196 million when the report was filed.

Of the issues traded till then, 112 advanced, 22 declined and 31 issues remained unchanged.

Lafarge Surma Cement was the most traded stocks with shares worth BDT 26 million changing hands till then followed by Beximco, Olympic, GP and newcomer FAR Chemical.

The port city bourse – the CSE – also saw positive trend at opening with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advanced 18.44 points to stand at 8,357.33 points, also at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 25 gained, 10 declined and 8 remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 10.83 million.

BBN/BB/AS-09July14-11:15am (BST)