Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the positive trend at midday on Thursday as investors continued their buying appetite on large-cap stocks.

However, the investors are closely eyeing on the political front centering Zia Orphanage Trust case verdict scheduled to be delivered today.

The presence of investors at the brokerage houses also thin as the entire capital Dhaka has been wrapped in an unprecedented security blanket.

Following the previous day’s marginal fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note in early trading.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 7.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse advanced 28 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX rose nearly 24 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse advanced 31 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced nearly 12 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 17 points at 12noon when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,948 points, advancing 11.70 points or 0.19 percent at 12noon.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 4.52 points or 0.20 percent to reach at 2,220 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.62 points or 0.18 percent to stand at 1,386 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.25 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.

Monno CEramic was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 78 million changing hands, closely followed by Grameenphone BDT 67 million, Pharma Aids BDT 55 million, Square Pharma BDT 52 million and Usmania Glass BDT 46 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 144 advanced, 108 declined and 57 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse – advancing 17 points to stand at 18,365 points, also at 12noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 7.0 points to reach at 11,090 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 55 gained, 49 declined and 32 issues remained unchanged with BDT 396 million in turnover.