Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hours of trading on Thursday, the last trading day of the week.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by 23.09 points or 0.51 per cent to stand at 4,521.86 points within first 30 minutes of trading when the report was filled at 11am.

DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.50 points or 0.35 per cent to stands at 982.85 points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also went up by 6.66 points or 0.41 per cent to reach at 1,613.57 points.

DSE turnover stands at BDT 261 million when the report was filed at 11am. Of the issues traded till then, 98 advanced, 43 declined and 25 remained unchanged.

The port city bourse – the CSE also witnessed positive trend at opening with its Selective Category Index — CSCX gained 22.18 points or 0.25 per cent to stand at 8,787.956 points, also at 11am.

Of the issues traded till then, 33 gained, 20 declined and 7 remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 19 million.

BBN/SSR/AD-27Mar14-11:42 am (BST)