Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early trading on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, as optimistic investors took position on large- cap stocks.
Following the previous day’s mild correction, both bourses — the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened upward trend with increasing trading activities.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 17.10 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 21.18 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 17.10 points or 0.29 per cent to stand at 5,774.02 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 8.53 points or 0.40 per cent to reach at 2,147.70 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.58 points or 0.27 per cent to stand at 1,320.73 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.49 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million riding on City Bank and Beximco.
City Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 104 million changing hands till then, followed by Beximco BDT 52 million, Islamic Finance BDT 33 million, Doreen Power BDT 32 million and Regent Textile BDT 31 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 35 declined and 47 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 21.18 points to stand at 10,851 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 39 gained, 15 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 32 million.