Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend in early hour of trading Wednesday, the opening day after the Eid vacation.
However, the presence of the investors is thin on the trading floor as many investors are yet to come in Dhaka after holiday.
The trading on the bourses started at 10:30 am and continued till 2:30 pm.
Trading and official activities on the bourses remained closed from June 23 to June 27 on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr, including weekly holidays, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 15 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 10 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 14.78 points or 0.26 percent to reach at 5614 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other induces also saw positive trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 5.11 points or 0.24 per cent to 2077 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.21 points or 0.09 percent to stand at 1,287 points.
DSE turnover stood at only Tk359 million when the report was filed.
Of the issues traded till then, 88 advanced, 35 declined and 51 remained unchanged.
CVO Petrochemical Refinery was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 75 million changing hands followed by Brac Bank BDT 64 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 56 million, National Tubes BDT 22 million and Prime Bank BDT 16 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 10 points to stand at 10,500 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 11 gained, 4 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT only 6.0 million in turnover.

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