Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the positive trend at midday on Wednesday as some investors continued buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the recent steep fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher but trading activities remained low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 27 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 22 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX gained more than 21 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 22 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 24 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 45 points at 12noon, when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,276 points, advancing 24.08 points or 0.45 percent at 12noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 7.84 points to reach at 1,872 points till then.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES), gained 6.17 points to stand at 1,218 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.45 billion when the report was filed at 12noon.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 156 million changing hands, closely followed by Delta Life Insurance BDT 83 million, Shahjalal Islami Bank BDT 71 million, BBS Cables BDT 62 million and Grameenphone BDT 59 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 161 advanced, 99 declined and 55 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.


The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse – advancing 45 points to stand at 16,178 points, also at 12noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 29 points to reach at 9,802 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 58 gained, 52 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged with BDT 92 million in turnover.