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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors are selling on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous four days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend in early trading amid sluggish trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 2.88 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse lost 2.94 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 2.88 points or 0.05 percent to reach at 5,770 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 2.94 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 2,172 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.54 points or 0.04 per cent to reach at 1,351 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 433 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 98 advanced, 56 declined and 43 remained unchanged.

Sonali Aansh was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 49 million changing hands, closely followed by Mercantile Bank BDT 46 million, National Tea Company BDT 38 million, Beximco BDT 34 million and Advent Pharma BDT 19 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw negative trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 25 points to stand at 17,800, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also lost 16 points to stand at 10,756 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 14 gained, 14 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 7.0 million in turnover.