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 Thursday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two days’ moderate correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend in early trading amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 7.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.62 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 5,846 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 10.83 points or 0.49 percent to reach at 2,201 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.83 points or 0.20 per cent to reach at 1,360 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 563 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 103 advanced, 52 declined and 38 remained unchanged.

The newly listed Advent Pharma was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 141 million changing hands, followed by BRAC Bank BDT 86 million, Beximco BDT 52 million, Monno Jute Stafflers BDT 23 million and Nothern Jute Manufacturing Company BDT 22 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – advancing 7.0 points to stand at 18,018, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 5.0 points to stand at 10,889 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 24 gained, 19 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 37 million in turnover.