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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday as optimistic investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend with low trading activities.

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

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 15.10 points or 0.28 percent to reach at 5,291 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 5.21 points to stand at 1,860 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.86 points to reach at 1,225 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 616 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 121 advanced, 41 declined and 33 remained unchanged.

Pharma Aids was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 48 million changing hands, closely followed by United Power, Ambee Pharma, Prime Textile and National Tea Company.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 13 points to stand at 16,199, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 6.0 points to stand at 9,818 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 21 gained, 13 declined and 07 issues remained unchanged with BDT 13 million in turnover.