Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last session of the week, as optimistic investors went on buying spree.

Following the previous two days’ gain, both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid increased trading activities.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the DSE advanced 34.20 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 44 points when the report was filed at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 34.20 points or 0.62 percent to stand at 5,551.56 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 12.21 points or 0.60 percent to reach at 2050.82 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 7.75 points or 0.61 per cent to stand at 1,276.42 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 775 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
BDCOM Online dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 66 million changing hands till then, followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 60 million, National Bank BDT 57 million, IFAD Autos BDT 36 million and Beximco Pharmaceuticals BDT 31 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 163 advanced, 35 declined and 20 issues remained unchanged.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse, the CSE also open higher trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 44 points to stand at 10,405 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 58 gained, 8 declined and one issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 28 million.

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