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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early trading on Wednesday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous session’s positive trend, both bourses — the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) — opened higher, but turnover remains low.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 25 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 29 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 24.90 points or 0.45 percent to stand at 5,546.28 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 9.88 points or 0.48 percent to reach at 2,042.25 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.04 points or 0.23 percent to stand at 1,277.63 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 672 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
ONE Bank led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 86 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Shahjibazar Power BDT 67 million, Islamic Finance BDT 43 million, Mercantile Bank BDT 42 million and United Power BDT 32 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 121 advanced, 34 declined and 29 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 29 points to stand at 10,403 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 41 gained, 18 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 20 million.