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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors followed cautious stance amid ongoing quarterly earnings disclosure.

Following the previous day’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on negative trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 8.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse fell 40 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 8.50 points or 0.15 percent to reach at 5,821 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 0.39 points or 0.02 percent to reach at 2,187 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.68 points or 0.05 per cent to reach at 1,354 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 373 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 106 advanced, 39 declined and 48 remained unchanged.

CVO Petrochemicals Refinery was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 50 million changing hands, closely followed by Beximco BDT 45 million, Grameenphone BDT 39 million, Eastern Lubricants BDT 20 million and Usmania Glass BDT 17 million.

However, the port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw negative trend till then with CSE

All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 40 points to stand at 17,874, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also fell 28 points to stand at 10,798 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 16 gained, 24 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.