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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s flat movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher but turnover remains low.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 23 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 24 points at 10:30am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 23 points or 0.43 percent to reach at 5,349 points at 10:30am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 5.0 points to reach at 1958 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 5.15 points to reach at 1,233 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 474 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 38 declined and 37 remained unchanged.

Monno Ceramic Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 53 million changing hands, closely followed by Phrama Aid BDT 48 million, Libra Infusion BDT 28 million, ICB BDT 21 million and United Power BDT 19 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 24 points to stand at 16,420, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 14 points to stand at 9,929 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 24 gained, 8 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 19 million in turnover.