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 Wednesday as some investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened marginally higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 20 points at 10:30am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.14 points or 0.22 percent to reach at 5,422 points at 10:30am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.55 points to reach at 2009 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.06 points to reach at 1,257 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.07 billion when the report was filed at 10:30am.

Of the issues traded till then, 153 advanced, 49 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

Alif Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 187 million changing hands, closely followed by Golden Harvest Agro Industries BDT 174 million, Beximco BDT 75 million, Nahee Aluminum BDT 48 million and Intraco Refueling Station BDT 43 million.


The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – advancing 20 points to stand at 16,723 points, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also advanced 13 points to stand at 10,122 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 11 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 24 million in turnover.