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 optimistic investors are active on sector specific large-cap stocks amid optimism.
After closing slightly higher in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend in early trading amid low turnover.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 10 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.34 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 5,814 points, at 10:15am.
The two other induces also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 3.07 points or 0.14 per cent to 2,127 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.0 points or 0.16 percent to stand at 1,314 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only Tk 332 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 117 advanced, 29 declined and 39 remained unchanged.
Generation Next Fashions was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 34 million changing hands, followed by Fu-Wang Food BDT 28 million, Peoples Leasing BDT 22 million, RAK Ceramics BDT 17 million and City Bank BDT 16 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 10 points to stand at 10,889 points, also at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 31 gained, 7 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 10 million in turnover.