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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early trading on Sunday, the opening day of the week, as most of the investors followed cautious stance.
Following the previous week’s correction, both bourses — the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower amid slow trading activities.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 3.43 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 0.94 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE: DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went down by 3.43 points or 0.06 percent to stand at 5,492.78 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 1.45 points or 0.07 percent to reach at 2,023 points.
However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 0.21 points or 0.02 percent to stand at 1,274 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 364 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
Doreen Power led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 41 million changing hands till then, followed by Bangladesh Finance BDT 21 million, Tung Hai Knitting and Dyeing BDT 17 million, IFAD Autos BDT 15 million and Regent Textile BDT 14 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 83 advanced, 62 declined and 30 issues remained unchanged.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE: The port city bourse CSE also saw negative trend in early trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 0.94 points to stand at 10,317 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 20 gained, 21 declined and 7 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 13 million.