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 Sunday as investors showed their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s sharp fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 24 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 35 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 24 points or 0.46 percent to reach at 6,088 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 10 points or 0.46 percent to reach at 2,207 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) reached at 1334 points, remaining unchanged till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 700 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 131 advanced, 64 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

Uttara Bank led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 63 million changing hands, followed by Trust Bank BDT 58 million, IFAD Autos BDT 55 million, ACI BDT 42 million and Shahjalal Bank BDT 33 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 35 points to stand at 11,412 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 30gained, 18 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 12 million in turnover.

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