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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors continued their selling binge on some large-cap stocks.

Following the previous three days’ sharp decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower amid thin participation of investors.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 13.78 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 12 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 13.78 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 5,995 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 2.75 points or 0.12 percent to reach at 2,191 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 3.75 points or 0.28 percent to stand at 1,318 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 364 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 61 advanced, 74 declined and 39 remained unchanged.

Brac Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 32 million changing hands, followed Uttara Bank BDT 27 million, City Dhaka BDT 25 million, IFAD Autos BDT 23 million and Aamra Networks BDT 19 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 12 points to stand at 11,254 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 17 gained, 17 declined and 7 issues remained unchanged with BDT 8.0 million in turnover.