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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors mostly followed cautious stance.

Following the previous two days’ positive movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive note while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed downturn amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 2.92 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse lost 17 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 2.92 points or 0.05 percent to reach at 5,291 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 0.11 points to stand at 1,862 points. However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 0.32 points to reach at 1,226 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 639 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 121 advanced, 66 declined and 50 remained unchanged.

Khulna Power Company was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 50 million changing hands, closely followed by ML Dyeing, SK Trims Industries, National Tea Company and Rupali Life Insurance.

However, the port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw negative trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 17 points to stand at 16,180, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also fell 11 points to stand at 9,809 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 30 gained, 16 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with BDT 17 million in turnover.