Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed sharp rise in early hour of trading on Thursday as optimistic investors are active on sector specific large-cap stocks amid optimism.
After closing higher in the previous three days, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 30 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 35 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 30.20 points or 0.51 percent to reach at 5,855 points, at 10:15am.
The two other induces also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 10 points or 0.48 per cent to 2,142 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 5.17 points or 0.39 percent to stand at 1,322 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 803 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 167 advanced, 38 declined and 35 remained unchanged.
LankaBangla Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 96 million changing hands, followed by Zaheen Spinning BDT 50 million, Mercantile Bank BDT 41 million, GP BDT 39 million and Premier Bank BDT 35 million.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 35 points to stand at 10,941 points, also at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 50 gained, 16 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 36 million in turnover.

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