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 ahead of Eid festival.

Following the previous day’s slight correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend at opening amid low participation of investors.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than nearly 10 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 4.27 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 9.89 points or 0.16 percent to stand at 5,866 points, at 10:15am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 4.74 points or 0.22 per cent to reach at 2,107 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.88 points or 0.06 percent to stand at 1,305 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 518 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 104 advanced, 63 declined and 38 remained unchanged.

Bangladesh Building Systems led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 105 million changing hands, followed by BBS Cables BDT 98 million, United Finance BDT 27 million, ACI BDT 19 million and Salvo Chemicals BDT 18 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 4.27 points to stand at 10,989 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 29 gained, 15 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 22 million in turnover.