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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw downward trend in early hour of trading Sunday, the opening day of the new fiscal year, as investors were on profit booking mood.
Following the previous six days’ rising trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower, but turnover remained high.
Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 13 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 34 points at 11am.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 13.28 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 5643 points, when the report was filed at 11am.
The two other induces also saw negative trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 5.74 points or 0.27 per cent to 2078 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 1.76 points or 0.14 percent to stand at 1,295 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.51 billion when the report was filed at 11am.
Of the issues traded till then, 120 advanced, 109 declined and 43 remained unchanged.
Regent Textile was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 128 million changing hands followed by Khan Brothers PP Woven Bag Industries BDT 90 million, Doreen Power BDT 81 million, ICB BDT 59 million and Keya Cosmetics BDT 56 million.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 34 points to stand at 10,556 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 57 gained, 66 declined and 18 issues remained unchanged with BDT 69 million in turnover.

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