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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the positive trend at midday on Thursday as investors remained active on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous two days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed sharp rise, but trading activities remains low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 49 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 54 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 51 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 72 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 29 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index rose 69 points at 12:00 noon when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,815 points, gaining 29.20 points or 0.50 percent at 12:00 noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.54 points to reach at 2027 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 7.79 points to stand at 1,319 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.24 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
United Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 362 million changing hands, closely followed by Sonar Bangla Insurance, Legacy Footwear, Bangladesh Submarine Cable and Stylecraft.

Of the issues traded till then, 184 advanced, 93 declined and 57 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), saw upward trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse–gaining 69 points to stand at 17,788 points, also at 12:00 noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 42 points to reach at 10,761 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 114 gained, 47 declined and 27 issues remained unchanged with BDT 87 million in turnover.