Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session before Eid vacation, as investors are active on sector-wise stocks ahead of Eid festival.

Trading on the bourses is scheduled to remain closed from September 1 to September 3 in line with the government holidays.

Trading and official activities on the bourses will resume from September 4.

After hitting record high of the prime index of the major bourse in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid slow trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 24 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 17 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 23.68 points or 0.39 percent to stand at 5,997 points, at 10:15am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 7.34 points or 0.34 per cent to reach at 2,134 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 3.69 points or 0.28 percent to stand at 1,323 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 558 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 118 advanced, 40 declined and 44 remained unchanged.

LankaBangla Finance led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 94 million changing hands, closely followed by Exim Bank BDT 82 million, BBS Cables BDT 40 million, Fortune Shoes BDT 34 million and Al-Haj Textile BDT 30 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 17 points to stand at 11,216 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 34 gained, 11 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 28 million in turnover.