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

Following the previous three days’ downturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend at opening, but trading activities remains low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 36 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 48 points at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 36.43 points or 0.66 percent to reach at 5,525 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 14 points or 0.69 per cent to reach at 2,069 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.75 points or 0.36 per cent to reach at 1,302 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 218 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 157 advanced, 20 declined and 29 remained unchanged.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 30 million changing hands, closely followed by IFIC Bank BDT 12 million, UCB BDT 9.70 million, Brac Bank BDT 9.0 million and Wata Chemicals BDT 8.0 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 48 points to stand at 16,989, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 30 points to stand at 10,266 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 29 gained, 3 declined and 7 issues remained unchanged with BDT 8.0 million in turnover.

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