Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s sharp gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend in early trading amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse gained more than 37 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 39 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 37.20 points or 0.63 percent to reach at 5,878 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 14 points or 0.64 per cent to reach at 2,208 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 5.04 points or 0.37 per cent to reach at 1,361 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 678 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 177 advanced, 29 declined and 21 remained unchanged.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 99 million changing hands, followed by Monno Ceramic BDT 70 million, Alif Industries BDT 41 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 34 million and BRAC Bank BDT 25 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 39 points to stand at 18,056, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 23 points to stand at 10,915 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 37 gained, 11 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 19 million in turnover.

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