Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday, the opening trading session of the week, as optimistic investors continued on buying spree.
Trading activities was closed on Sunday due to government holiday on the occasion of Christmas Day.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend till filed the report at 10:45am.
After previous week’s upturn, the key index of the DSE advanced 15.62 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 20.02 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 15.62 points or 0.35 percent to stand at 4,972.36 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 1.05 points or 0.05 percent to reach at 1,797.70 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 6.12 points or 0.52 percent to stand at 1,181.98 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 965 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on The Peninsula Chittagong and Central Pharmaceuticals.
Of the issues traded till then, 137 advanced, 43 declined and 27 issues remained unchanged.
The peninsula Chittagong dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 100 million changing hands till then, followed by Central Pharma BDT 88 million, Olympic Accessories BDT 83 million,Bangladesh Building Systems Tk 63 million and Summit Alliance Port BDT 43 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 20.02 points to stand at 9,271.02 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 42 gained, 13 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 23 million.
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