Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks saw positive trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday as optimistic investors are active on some lucrative stocks ahead of year-closing.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive with trading activities remained low.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse gained 4.12 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.38 points or 0.20 per cent to reach at 6,237 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 also advanced 2.02 points or 0.09 to reach at 2,246 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.08 points or 0.15 percent to stand at 1,375 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 284 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 102 advanced, 39 declined and 42 remained unchanged.

Islami Bank Bangladesh was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 62 million changing hands, closely followed by National Tubes BDT 42 million, Eastern Bank BDT 12 million, Alif Manufacturing Company BDT 8.0 million and Shahjibazar Power BDT 7.66 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 4.12 points to stand at 19,275, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 2.58 points to reach at 11,646 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 21 gained, 12 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 5.0 million in turnover.