Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous last session’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 41 points while the All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 71 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 41.48 points or 0.76 percent to reach at 5,449 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 12 points to reach at 1,913 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 7.06 points to reach at 1,249 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 566 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 160 advanced, 35 declined and 33 remained unchanged.

Bashundhara Paper Mills was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 73 million changing hands, followed by IFAD Autos BDT 38 million, BBS Cables BDT 36 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 33 million and Active Fine Chemicals BDT 20 million.


The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – advancing 71 points to stand at 16,656, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 44 points to stand at 10,089 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 40 gained, 4 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 12 million in turnover.