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 Wednesday as investors some investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two sessions’ sharp fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend, but trading activities remains low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 1.64 points at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.43 points or 0.24 percent to reach at 5,505 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.42 points or 0.16 per cent to reach at 2,060 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 1.05 points or 0.08 per cent to reach at 1,304 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 186 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 106 advanced, 41 declined and 46 remained unchanged.

Salvo Chemical was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 13 million changing hands, closely followed by Mercantile Bank BDT 9.0 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 8.70 million, BBS Cables BDT 8.0 million and Queen South Textile BDT 7.70 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 1.64 points to stand at 16948, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 1.08 points to stand at 10,239 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 14 gained, 14 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with BDT 5.0 million in turnover.

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