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 of this fiscal year, as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific shares amid optimism.
Following the previous five days’ gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive trend amid low turnover.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 13 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 5.52 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 12.93 points or 0.23 percent to stand at 5,659 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.37 points or 0.11 percent to reach at 2086 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also rose 4.26 points or 0.33 percent to stand at 1,295 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 607 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
CVO Petrochemicals Refinery led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 37 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Peninsula Chittagong BDT 34 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 33 million, IFIL Islamic Mutual Fund-1 BDT 26 million and Beximco BDT 25 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 138 advanced, 47 declined and 46 issues remained unchanged.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend in early trading with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 5.52 points to stand at 10,584 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 41 gained, 17 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 22 million.

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