Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early trading on Thursday, the last trading session before Eid vacation, as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific shares amid post-Eid expectation.
Following the previous three days’ gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid increased turnover.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 17 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 14 points when the report was filing at 10:30am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 16,98 points or 0.30 per cent to stand at 5,585 points, when the report was filed at 10:30am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.29 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 2067 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also rose 3.09 points or 0.24 percent to stand at 1,284 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.10 billion when the report was filed at 10:30am.
CVO Petrochemicals Refinery led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 129 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Regent Textile BDT 94 million, Aamra Technologies BDT 59 million, Agni Systems BDT 43 million and LankaBangla BDT 42 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 152 advanced, 50 declined and 45 issues remained unchanged.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend in early trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 14 points to stand at 10,448 points, also at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 56 gained, 25 declined and 23 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 26 million.

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