Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Dhaka stocks opened with positive mode on Sunday, the first trading day of the week, and the key index advanced 38 points within first 10 minutes of trading.

The benchmark General Index of the DSE (DGEN), the yardstick of the market, soared 38.87 points or 0.78 per cent to stands at 4,985.36 till fill in the report at 11.15am (local time).

Out of 17 issues traded till 11.15am, 124 advanced, 32 declined and 18 remained unchanged, the DSE data showed.

National bank top the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 14 million changing hand.

The market was advanced more than 250 points on Thursday last following withdrawal of the government notification regarding public servants investment in stocks.

BBN/BB/SI-22Jan12-11:40 am (BST)