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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise issues.

After crossing the 5900-mark in the previous day of the DSE’s prime index, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 19 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 10 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 19.10 points or 0.32 percent to reach at 5,944 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 4.62 points to stand at 2047 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.45 points to reach at 1,323 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.10 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 164 advanced, 61 declined and 52 remained unchanged.

United Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 125 million changing hands, closely followed by, Rupali Insurance, Premier Bank, JMI Syringes and IFIC Bank.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 10 points to stand at 18,222, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 6.0 points to stand at 11,010 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 37 gained, 17 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 25 million in turnover.