Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors were active on sector specific large-cap shares.
Maintaining the previous day’s positive trend, the key index in the country’s premier bourse – Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the port city’s bourse – Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid increasing turnover.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 27 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 19 points at 10:45am.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 27 points or 0.47 percent to reach at 5,801 points, when the report was filed at 10:45m.
The two other induces also saw upward trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 9.42 points or 0.46 per cent to 2,117 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 6.58 points or 0.50 percent to stand at 1,320 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.18 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 170 advanced, 30 declined and 47 remained unchanged.
Keya Cosmetics was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 97 million changing hands, followed Beacon Pharma BDT 78 million, Salvo Chemical BDT 43 million and Olympic Accessories BDT 41 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 19 points to stand at 10,838 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 59 gained, 28 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with BDT 59 million in turnover.