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 Wednesday as investors continued their buying appetite on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous day’s two days’ gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with rising trading activities.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 14 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 15 points at 10:45am.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.57 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 5,774 points, when the report was filed at 10:45m.
The two other induces also saw positive trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 5.79 points or 0.27 per cent to 2,120 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.65 points or 0.20 percent to stand at 1,317 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 811 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 133 advanced, 50 declined and 46 remained unchanged.
Paramount Textile was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 96 million changing hands, closely followed Brac Bank BDT 86 million, Barka Power BDT 44 million, Regent Textile BDT 37 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 31 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 15 points to stand at 10,810 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 45 gained, 21 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 41 million in turnover.