Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Dhaka stocks opened with positive mode on Thursday after a massive fall of share prices in the previous day, market operators said.

The benchmark Dhaka Stock General Exchange Index (DGEN) increased by 23.16 points or 0.39 percent and stood at 5983.90 till filing of the reports at about 11:17 am (local time).

A total of 144 issues were traded during the period on the day. Of them 111 advanced, 21 declined while 12 remained unchanged.

On Wednesday, the DGEN plunged 94.43 points or 1.55 per cent to 5,960.73.

The broader All Shares Price Index (DSI) also went down by 79.30 points or 1.56 per cent to close at 4,987.66. The DSE-20 Index comprising blue-chip shares also shed 58.62 points or 1.41 per cent to close at 4,081.19.

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