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 Wednesday as some investors are showing buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

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

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 29 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 31 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 29.10 points or 0.53 percent to reach at 5,501 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 5.68 points to reach at 1,910 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.35 points to reach at 1,265 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 994 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 157 advanced, 41 declined and 27 remained unchanged.

Khulna Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 209 million changing hands, followed by Intech BDT 149 million, National Life BDT 73 million, National Housing Finance BDT 65 million and Dragon Sweater BDT 42 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 31 points to stand at 16,862, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also advanced 21 points to stand at 10,218 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 13 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with BDT 30 million in turnover.