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 Monday amid slow trend as investors followed cautious stance ahead of monetary policy announcement.

Following the previous day’s positive note, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note with trading activities remains low.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 8.12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse advanced 7.82 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 8.12 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 6,155 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also gained 2.19 points or 0.09 percent to reach at 2,263 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.46 points or 0.17 percent to stand at 1,412 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 245 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 110 advanced, 34 declined and 41 remained unchanged.

IFAD Autos was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 27 million changing hands, closely followed by Golden Harvest Agro Industries BDT 19 million, Usmania Glass BDT 18 million, Wata Chemicals BDT 16 million and Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 12 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CAPSI- advancing 7.82 points to stand at 18,962, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 4.66 points to stand at 11,445 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 18 gained, 14 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 5.0 million in turnover.