Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downturn in early hour of trading on Tuesday, maintaining the previous two sessions’ negative trend.
Both bourses – the premier bourse Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) experienced downward trend.
The key index of the DSE declined 13.40 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse dropped 24.45 points within 15 minutes of the day’s trading.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 13.40 points or 0.30 per cent to stand at 4,397.53 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 5.25 points or 0.32 per cent to reach at 1,732.01 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also dropped 2.72 points or 0.25 per cent to reach at 1,081.03 points.
DSE turnover stands at only BDT 775 million when the report was filed at 10:45am as debutant ACME Laboratories grabbed BDT 691 million alone.
Of the issues traded till then, 22 advanced, 110 declined and 30 issues remained unchanged.
ACME Laboratories, which made debut today, dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 691 million changing hands till then, followed by Shahjibazar Power Company, Lafarge Surma Cement, Doreen Power and Far Chemical Industries.
The port city bourse also saw downward trend at opening with its Selective Category Index- CSCX– shedding 24.45 points to stand at 8,256.83 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 15 gained, 47 declined 13 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 82 million.