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 are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 24 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 41 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 24.46 points or 0.39 to reach at 6,303 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 6.49 points or 0.28 percent to reach at 2,267 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.66 points or 0.26 percent to stand at 1,385 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 315 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 110 advanced, 37 declined and 44 remained unchanged.

AB Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 42 million changing hands, closely followed by United Power BDT 37 million, Confidence Cement BDT 20 million, Grameenphone BDT 19 million and BBS Cables BDT 15 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 41 points to stand at 19,461 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 25 points to reach at 11,773 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 25 gained, 13 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with BDT 8.0 million in turnover.