Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous three days’ upturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, but turnover activities remains low.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 17 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 25 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 17.60 points or 0.28 to reach at 6,176 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 7.12 points or 0.32 percent to reach at 2,237 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 4.30 points or 0.32 percent to stand at 1,341 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 569 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 51 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

Keya Cosmetics was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 94 million changing hands, closely followed by Square Pharma BDT 36 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 30 million, Dhaka Bank BDT 26 million and IDLC Finance BDT 25 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 25 to stand at 11,580 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 28 gained, 15 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 22 million in turnover.