Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed a fall on Monday amid market correction as investors took profit from the bullish market.

Investors took profit from shares in the banking and financial institutions sector to knock down the share prices, mainly of the sector, and caused the main indices to see a sharp fall, market operators said.

During the day’s trading, the DSE General Index (DGEN), the benchmark index, shed 40 points or 1.43 percent to close at 2,750 from 2,790 on Sunday.

The All Share Price Index (DSI) dropped 33 points or 1.44 percent to close at 2,285 from 2,318 Sunday while the DSE-20 index of selective shares fell 21 points or about one percent to close at 2,195 from 2,216 points.

Of the total 248 issues traded on the day, 84 registered gains while 157 incurred losses and seven remained unchanged.

The day’s total turnover declined to BDT 6.36 billion on Monday from the record high of BDT 7.81 billion registered on Sunday.

The market capitalization dropped to BDT 1.113 trillion from BDT 1.120 trillion on the previous day.

BBN/SS/SSR/AD-08June09-11:29 pm (BST)