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 Monday amid slow trading activities as investors followed cautious stance.
After facing mild correction in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend amid slow trading activities ahead of Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for the first half of the current fiscal year scheduled to be unveiled on Wednesday.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 5.24 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 3.76 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 5.24 points or 0.09 percent to reach at 5,781 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other induces also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 1.53 points or 0.07 per cent to 2,123 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.32 points or 0.02 percent to stand at 1,312 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only Tk 423 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 137 advanced, 50 declined and 52 remained unchanged.
IFAD Autos was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 46 million changing hands, followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 26 million, Simtex Industries BDT 21 million, Square Pharma BDT 19 million and BD Finance BDT 18 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 3.76 points to stand at 10,828 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 33 gained, 16 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.