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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Monday, the first trading session of the new fiscal year, as investors are active both sides of trading fence.

Following the previous day’s negative movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw downward trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 10 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 13.78 points or 0.25 percent to reach at 5,391 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 10.60 points to reach at 1,949 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 4.90 points to reach at 1,258 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 995 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 108 advanced, 68 declined and 29 remained unchanged.

The newly listed Bashundhara Paper Mills was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 394 million changing hands, closely followed by HR Textile BDT 57 million, Ratanpur Steel BDT 56 million, United Power BDT 55 million and Monno Ceramic BDT 50 million.

However, the port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw negative trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 10 points to stand at 16,568, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also lost 4.10 points to stand at 10,013 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 32 gained, 11 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 69 million in turnover.