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

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 4.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 11 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 3.84 points or 0.07 percent to reach at 5,338 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.66 points to reach at 1,902 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 2.02 points to reach at 1,271 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.50 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 112 advanced, 100 declined and 42 remained unchanged.

BBS Cables was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 186 million changing hands, closely followed by IBN Sina BDT 130 million, KDS Accessories BDT 94 million, Bengal Windsor BDT 80 million and Golden Harvest Agro Industries BDT 78 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 11 points to stand at 16,414, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 16 points to stand at 9,924 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 41 gained, 37 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with Tk 28 million in turnover.