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 some investors are active on sector-wise issues amid ongoing quarterly earnings and dividend declarations.

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

Within first 15 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 12 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.57 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 5,814 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 4.75 points or 0.22 percent to reach at 2,171 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.27 points or 0.16 per cent to reach at 1,345 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 356 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 102 advanced, 49 declined and 28 remained unchanged.

Bangladesh Steel Re-rolling Mills was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 79 million changing hands, closely followed by United Power BDT 48 million, Exim Bank BDT 18 million, Queen South Textile BDT 14 million and FAS Finance BDT 12 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 12 points to stand at 17,906, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also advanced 8.0 points to stand at 10,824 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 14 gained, 18 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 36 million in turnover.