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 taking position on some selective issues amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session.

Following the previous day’s positive closing, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 10.74 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 5.58 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 10.74 points or 0.17 percent to reach at 6,012 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 2.99 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 2,179 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 1.56 points or 0.11 percent to stand at 1,322 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 670 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 108 advanced, 63 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

Gemeni Sea Food was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 131 million changing hands, followed by Safko Spinning BDT 70 million, Brac Bank BDT 45 million, City Bank BDT 32 million and BBS Cables BDT 21 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 5.58 points to stand at 11,245 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 30 gained, 16 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.