Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Thursday amid cautious trading.

However, the investors are closely eyeing on the political front centering Zia Orphanage Trust case verdict scheduled to be delivered today.

Following the previous day’s marginal fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend in early trading amid low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 7.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse advanced 28 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 7.68 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 5,944 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 4.12 points or 0.18 percent to reach at 2,220 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.29 points or 0.10 percent to stand at 1,385 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 162 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 93 advanced, 47 declined and 43 remained unchanged.

Paramount Textile was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 18 million changing hands, closely followed by Monno Ceramic BDT 14 million, Usmani Glass BDT 13 million, Eastern Lubricants BDT 8.0 million and BBS Cables BDT 7.0 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CAPSI- advancing 28 points to stand at 18,376, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 16 points to stand at 11,099 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 14 gained, 15 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 354 million in turnover.