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

Following the previous week’s flat movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed marginally higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse gained more than 17 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 41 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 17.80 points or 0.34 percent to reach at 5,276 points at 10:45am.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.94 points to reach at 1,214 points till then.

However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 0.80 points to stand at 1,859 points.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 700 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 157 advanced, 41 declined and 29 remained unchanged.

Khulna Power Company, which resumed trading after two days suspension, was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 51 million changing hands, closely followed by Prime Textile BDT 48 million, BBS Cables BDT 40 million, Intech BDT 35 million and Shasha Denims BDT 34 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 41 points to stand at 16,142, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 24 points to stand at 9,777 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 31 gained, 10 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with BDT 13 million in turnover.