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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks failed to stay at positive trend at midday on Thursday as risk-averse investors went on selling shares on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two days’ moderate correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend in early trading amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 7.0 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX gained more than 20 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 26 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX fell nearly 4.0 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index lost 2.72 points at 12noon when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,829, losing 3.88 points or 0.06 percent at 12noon.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also fell 0.32 points or 0.02 percent to stand at 1,356 points.

However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.78 points or 0.17 percent to reach at 2,194 points.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 2.02 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.

The newly listed Advent Pharma was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 256 million changing hands, followed by BRAC Bank BDT 168 million, Beximco BDT 144 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 107 million and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh BDT 75 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 82 advanced, 157 declined and 64 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw negative trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse – losing 2.72 points to stand at 18,008 points, also at 12noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also fell 2.36 points to reach at 10,882 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 43 gained, 88 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 195 million in turnover.