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 Tuesday as some investors are showing buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous four days’ negative trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 32 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 36 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 32.86 points or 0.60 percent to reach at 5,476 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 9.64 points to reach at 1,912 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 7.32 points to reach at 1,267 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 983 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 149 advanced, 41 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

Khulna Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 180 million changing hands, followed by Intech BDT 130 million, Active Fine BDT 80 million, Shasha Denims BDT 71 million and National Life Insurance BDT 40 million.


The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – gaining 36 points to stand at 16,796, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also advanced 20 points to stand at 10,177 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 34 gained, 12 declined and 01 issues remained unchanged with BDT 21 million in turnover.