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

Following the previous day’s notable gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, but trading activities remains low.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 21 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse rose 52 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 21.09 points or 0.34 percent to reach at 6,150 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 2.64 points or 0.12 percent to reach at 2,249 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also rose 6.65 points or 0.48 percent to stand at 1,396 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 284 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 120 advanced, 34 declined and 32 remained unchanged.

Square Pharmaceuticals was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 64 million changing hands, closely followed by Dragon Sweater BDT 35 million, BD Thai Aluminum BDT 14 million, Mercantile Bank BDT 13 million and National Bank BDT 8.0 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CAPSI – advancing 52 points to stand at 18,937 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 32 points to stand at 11,437 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 24 gained, 8 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 7.0 million in turnover.