Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – A section of infuriated investors took to the street again and demonstrated in front of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Sunday following continuous share price fall.
The aggravated investors gathered in front of the bourse in Motijheel and started demonstration when the DSE General Index (DGEN) fell more than 80 points at about 12 noon.
At the end of the four-hour trading, the market ended at 4846.80, shedding 85.49 points or 1.73 percent.
The losers thrashed the gainers, as out of the 253 issues traded, only 31 advanced, 216 declined and six remained unchanged, while the turnover value stood at BDT 2.04 billion.
Small investors, under the banner of the Bangladesh Share Market Investors Unity Council (BSMIUC), demonstrated in front of the DSE, blockading the busy road from Shapla Square to Ittefaq Intersection. Traffic movement on the road was suspended for almost four hours.
They shouted slogans against the finance minister, the Bangladesh Bank governor, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman and the DSE president.
The investors also demanded their immediate resignation for their ‘failure’ in implementation of the bail-out package and stabilising the market.
BBN/SSR/AD-11Dec11-11:50 pm (BST)