Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early trading on Thursday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous session’s positive trend, both bourses — the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, but turnover remains low.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 14.52 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 20 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 14.52 points or 0.26 percent to stand at 5,559.62 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.27 points or 0.20 percent to reach at 2,045.39 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 0.62 points or 0.04 percent to stand at 1,277.56 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 534 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
Brac Bank led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 52 million changing hands till then, closely followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 38 million, United Power BDT 32 million, IFIC Bank BDT 20 million and ONE Bank BDT 27 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 41 declined and 30 issues remained unchanged.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 20 points to stand at 10,454 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 40 gained, 12 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 13 million.

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