Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as some investors are active on sector-wise stocks.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday unveiled the first half-year monetary policy statement (MPS) focusing on continuation of required support for attaining targeted GDP growth and restraining the inflation.
Following the previous day’s upward trend, 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 more than 35 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 60 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 35.45 points or 0.66 percent to reach at 5,338 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 10.45 points to reach at 1,892 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 10.44 points to reach at 1,261 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.0 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 176 advanced, 25 declined and 30 remained unchanged.
Fortune Shoes was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 95 million changing hands, closely followed by BDT Thai Aluminum BDT 82 million, Hamid Fabrics BDT 49 million, Rupali Life Insurance BDT 37 million and Nurani Dyeing BDT 36 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 60 points to stand at 16,356, also at 10:45am.
The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 26 points to stand at 9,898 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 51 gained, 3 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with BDT 26 million in turnover.