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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed upbeat at midday on Thursday as the optimistic investors continued their buying spree.
Following the previous two days’ gain, both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – opened higher amid increased trading activities.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the DSE advanced 34.20 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 44 points when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The upward trend continued till 12noon and the DSEX went up by 37 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 75 points when the report was filing.
After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stood at 5,554.36 points, advancing 36.99 points or 0.67 percent when the report was filing at 12noon.
The two other indices saw upward trend till then.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 12.13 points or 0.59 percent to reach at 2,050.73 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 12.21 points or 0.96 percent to reach at 1,280.88 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 2.48 billion when the report was filed at 12noon.
BDCOM Online dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 136 million changing hands till then, followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 129 million, United Power BDT 105 million, National Bank BDT 89 million and Regent Textile Mills BDT 72 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 193 advanced, 68 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend at mid-day as its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 75 points to stand at 10,436 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 110 gained, 39 declined and 20 issues remained unchanged with BDT 135 million in turnover.