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 Monday amid low trading activities as some investors are active on sector-wise large-cap stocks.

Following the previous day’s sharp decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 10 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse gained 20 points at 10:45am.

After first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose 15 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) gained 24 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 11.12 points or 0.18 percent to reach at 6,129 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 3.28 points or 0.14 percent to reach at 2,246 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.55 points or 0.26 percent to stand at 1,388 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 623 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 134 advanced, 60 declined and 47 remained unchanged.

Grameenphone was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 254 million changing hands, followed by Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 44 million, BATBC BDT 42 million, Nahee Aluminum BDT 23 million and Dragon Sweater BDT 22 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its All Share Price Index- CAPSI- advancing 24 points to stand at 18,915 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 15 points to stand at 11,424 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 32 gained, 15 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 8.0 million in turnover.