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 Monday as investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s upturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 20 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 6.62 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 20.08 points or 0.32 to reach at 6,244 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 10.18 points or 0.45 percent to reach at 2,269 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.38 points or 0.48 percent to stand at 1,349 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 774 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 87 advanced, 72 declined and 42 remained unchanged.

AB Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 63 million changing hands, closely followed by IFAD Autos BDT 73 million, Dhaka Bank BDT 68 million, Grameenphone BDT 38 million and Fu-Wang Food BDT 34 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward till then with its CSE All Shares Price Index of — advancing 6.62 points to stand at 19,308 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 4.89 points to reach at 11,690 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 31 gained, 20 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with BDT 22 million in turnover.

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