Dhaka Stock Exchange

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

Dealers said investors are taking position on sector specific selective issues as most of the listed companies declared their quarterly earnings and year-end dividend.

Following the previous day’s sharp gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, amid slow turnover activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 28 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 26 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 27.95 points or 0.46 percent to reach at 6,100 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 also advanced 8.59 points or 0.39 percent to reach at 2,197 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 5.46 points or 0.41 percent to stand at 1,327 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 528 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 154 advanced, 37 declined and 30 remained unchanged.

Exim Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 51 million changing hands, closely followed by Western Marine Shipyard BDT with 32 million, Power Grid Company BDT 24 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 22 million andUCB BDT 20 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 26 points to stand at 11,419 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 37 gained, 10 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.