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 some investors are showing buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 15 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 28 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 15.60 points or 0.28 percent to reach at 5,568 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 2.54 points to reach at 1,949 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 4.11 points to reach at 1,280 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 950 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 122 advanced, 39 declined and 44 remained unchanged.

Active Fine Chemicals was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 243 million changing hands, followed by Khulna Power Company BDT 113 million, Shasha Denims BDT 86 million, Nahee Aluminum BDT 65 million and Oimex Electrode BDT 47 million.


The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – gaining 28 points to stand at 17,145, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also advanced 17 points to stand at 10,390 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 24 gained, 08 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with Tk 65 million in turnover.