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 Tuesday as some optimistic investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid thin participation of investors.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 10.93 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 16 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 10.93 points or 0.18 percent to reach at 6,025 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 3.62 points or 0.16 percent to reach at 2,185 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 1.32 points or 0.10 percent to stand at 1,317 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 712 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 153 advanced, 41 declined and 27 remained unchanged.

The newly listed Aamra Networks was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 113 million changing hands, followed Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 78 million, Mercantile Bank BDT 57 million, MJL Bangladesh BDT 34 million and Singer Bangladesh BDT 33 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 16 points to stand at 11,302 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 38 gained, 10 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with BDT 19 million in turnover.