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 as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid slow turnover activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 4.35 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 14 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 4.35 points or 0.07 percent to reach at 6,077 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

However, the two other indices saw negative trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 1.56 points or 0.07 percent to reach at 2,196 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.58 points or 0.04 percent to stand at 1,324 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 685 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 79 advanced, 59 declined and 37 remained unchanged.

Oimex Electrode, which made debut today, was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 334 million changing hands, followed by IFAD Autos BDT with 103 million, BBS Cables BDT 36 million, Aamra Networks BDT 19 million and Ratanpur Steels BDT 14 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 14 points to stand at 11,399 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 21 gained, 14 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 78 million in turnover.