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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early trading on Sunday as risk-averse investors opted for quick-profit on sector specific shares.
Following the previous week’s positive trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened marginally lower.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 2.46 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse fell 2.64 points when the report was filing at 10:30am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went down by 2.46 points or 0.04 percent to stand at 5,473 points, when the report was filed at 10:30am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 0.71 points or 0.03 percent to reach at 2036 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also fell 2.06 points or 0.16 percent to stand at 1,266 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.20 billion when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Beximco Phrama led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 103 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Paramount Textile BDT 80 million, BD Finance BDT 45 million, Square Pharma BDT 33 million and Bank Asia BDT 32 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 84 advanced, 95 declined and 64 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw negative trend in early trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 2.64 points to stand at 10,278 points, also at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 40 declined and 20 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 34 million.