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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday as some investors are showing buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 23 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 17 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 23.60 points or 0.43 percent to reach at 5,464 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 12 points to reach at 1,922 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 10 points to reach at 1,275 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only BDT 642 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 115 advanced, 63 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

Olympic Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 200 million changing hands, followed by Khulna Power BDT 47 million, Central Pharma BDT 36 million, Singer BD BDT 23 million and Generation Next fashions BDT 21 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 17 points to stand at 16,792, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 10 points to stand at 10,169 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 26 gained, 11 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with BDT16 million in turnover.