Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks saw increasing trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as optimistic investors are active on sector-wise large-cap stocks, especially Lafarge Surma cement ahead of year-closing.

Following the previous day’s positive ending, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher trend with rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index (CAPSI) of port city bourse rose 34 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.72 points or 0.22 per cent to reach at 6,181 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 9.22 points or 0.41 percent to reach at 2,254 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.08 points or 0.44 percent to stand at 1,378 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 818 million when the report was filed at 10:45am, riding on Lafarge Surma Cement.

Of the issues traded till then, 68 advanced, 48 declined and 41 remained unchanged.

Lafarge Surma Cement was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 661 million changing hands, followed by Paramount Textile BDT 34 million, Nahee Aluminum BDT 21 million, Alif Manufacturing Company BDT 15 million and Pharma Aids BDT 9.0 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 34 points to stand at 19,117, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 21 points to reach at 11,557 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 8 gained, 16 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 58 million in turnover.