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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as risk-averse investors went on selling spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two days’ marginal gain, 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 8.95 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 16 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 8.95 points or 0.14 percent to reach at 6,023 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw negative trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 2.94 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 2,179 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 0.03 points to stand at 1,326 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 529 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 130 advanced, 64 declined and 37 remained unchanged.

The newly listed Aamra Networks was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 56 million changing hands, closely followed Fortune Shoes BDT 53 million, BBS Cables BDT 42 million, Uttara Bank BDT 30 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 28 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 16 points to stand at 11,300 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 32 gained, 24 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.