Dhaka Stock Exchange

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

Following the previous last session’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 41 points while the All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 71 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 46 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of the port city’s bourse rose 95 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 36 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 98 points at 12noon when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,444 points, advancing 36.27 points or 0.66 percent at 12noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, gained 9.43 points to reach at 1910 points till then.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also rose 5.24 points to stand at 1,248 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.98 billion when the report was filed at 12noon.

BBS Cables was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 120 million changing hands, closely followed by Bashundhara Paper Mills BDT 110 million, Active Fine Chemicals BDT 72 million, IFAD Autos BDT 71 million and Dhaka Bank BDT 48 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 208 advanced, 67 declined and 45 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index gaining 98 points to stand at 16,682 points, also at 12noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 60 points to reach at 10,104 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 89 gained, 45 declined and 15 issues remained unchanged with BDT 62 million in turnover.