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 Wednesday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks ahead of Eid festival.

After hitting record high of the prime index of the major bourse in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid slow movement.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 0.42 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 6.96 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 0.42 points to stand at 5,949 points, at 10:15am.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.68 points or 0.20 percent to stand at 1,318 points.

However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 1.0 points or 0.04 per cent to reach at 2,124 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 898 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 117 advanced, 74 declined and 50 remained unchanged.

Al-Haj Textile led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 89 million changing hands, closely followed by RAK Ceramic BDT 65 million, RN Spinning BDT 48 million, BDCOM Online BDT 47 million and BBS Cables BDT 31 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 6.96 points to stand at 11,163 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 31 gained, 30 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with BDT 39 million in turnover.

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