Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The inter-bank call money rates remained unchanged in early-hour trading on Tuesday while the US dollar was stable against the local currency in the inter-bank market, treasury officials said.
The call rate ranged between 5.25 per cent and 6.50 per cent on the day unchanged from the previous level. However, most of the deals were settled at rates varying between 5.30 per cent and 6.0 per cent, they added.
On the other hand, the banks quoted the dollar rate at BDT 77.80 on the day unchanged from the previous level.
However, total turnover in the call money market rose to BDT 57.61 billion on Monday from 55.19 billion of the previous working day, according to the latest central bank statistics, released on Tuesday morning.
On the other hand, the Bangladesh Bank (BB) withdrew BDT 144.93 billion at 5.25 per cent from the market using its reverse REPO (repurchase agreement) auction on Monday. It was BDT 157.10 billion on Sunday.
On the other hand, Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on the day amid volatility, the third trading session of the week.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 0.19 points to reach at 4,815.45, after first 30 minutes of trade, when the report was filed at 11am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 1.42 points or 0.07 percent to stand at 1,867.89. However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.41 points or 0.03 percent to stand at 1,189.42.
Turnover on the DSE stands at only BDT 664 million when the report was filed at 11am.
Of the issues traded till then, 114 advanced, 87 declined and 58 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse – the CSE, however, saw positive amid choppy trend in early hour of trading with its Selective Category Index –CSCX – gained 7.45 points to stand at 9,015.07, also at 11am.
Of the issues traded till then, 43 gained, 35 declined and 25 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 39 million.

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