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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s sharp gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 47 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 18.33 points or 0.31 percent to reach at 5,878 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 5.22 points to stand at 2035 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.88 points to reach at 1,334 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.04 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 159 advanced, 70 declined and 46 remained unchanged.

JMI Syringes was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 85 million changing hands, closely followed by Khulna Power, Olympic Industries, BBS Cables and Sonali Aansh Industries.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 47 points to stand at 17,992, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 29 points to stand at 10,866 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 34 gained, 12 declined and 06 issues remained unchanged with Tk 12 million in turnover.