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 Tuesday as tension over policy statement eased.

Following the previous day’s positive note, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upturn amid low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 23 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse gained 14 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 23.63 points or 0.38 percent to reach at 6,200 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 4.38 points or 0.19 percent to reach at 2,298 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.74 points or 0.20 percent to stand at 1,428 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 386 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 131 advanced, 26 declined and 25 remained unchanged.

Grameenphone (GP) was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 52 million changing hands, closely followed by Nahee Aluminum BDT 36 million, Aamra networks BDT 26 million, Monno Ceramic Industries BDT 21 million and National Bank BDT 18 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CAPSI- gaining 14 points to stand at 19,057, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also advanced 8.52 points to stand at 11,510 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 26 gained, 12 declined and 2 issues remained unchanged with BDT 6.0 million in turnover.