Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Dhaka stocks continued to rise for the third session in a row Thursday, taking the indices to another high, market operators said. 
The gain was led by banking, engineering and pharmaceuticals sectors that soared 1.0 per cent, 2.0 per cent and 0.45 per cent respectively.
The benchmark DSE General Index (DGEN) rose 0.34 per cent or 23.37 points to end at 6743.20, outpacing all time high of 6633.46 recorded in the previous session.
The broader DSE All Shares Price Index (DSI) closed at 5620.15 with a gain of 0.31 per cent or 17.59 points. The DSE-20 blue chip index soared 0.34 per cent or 13.59 points to 3913.09.
Other major sectors, including non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs), telecommunications and energy, went down as investors booked profit on those stocks.   
Trading activity lost its pace after three days as it dropped to BDT 18 billion over the previous session and the market capitalization reached at BDT 3.02 trillion, which was a new high, the DSE data showed. 
BBN/SI/AD-19Aug10-5:59 pm (BST)