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 Tuesday as optimistic investors are active on sector-wise stocks ahead of year-closing.

Following the previous session’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive trend with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 32 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index (CAPSI) of port city bourse rose 31 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.08 points or 0.21 per cent to reach at 6,196 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 17 points or 0.76 percent to reach at 2,248 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 9.46 points or 0.69 percent to stand at 1,376 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 308 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 117 advanced, 45 declined and 35 remained unchanged.

Lafarge Surma Cement was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 56 million changing hands, followed by Nahee Aluminum BDT 27 million, Rupali Bank BDT 21 million, Emerald Oil Industries BDT 20 million and BSC BDT 16 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 31 points to stand at 19,089, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 20 points to reach at 11,538 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 8 gained, 10 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 12 million in turnover.