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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed downward trend at midday on Tuesday as investors continued their selling binge on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous session’s downward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 25 points while the CSE

All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse lost 52 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX fell more than 19 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse declined 50 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX nearly 51 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index lost 101 points at 12:00noon when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,519 points, losing 50.90 points or 0.91 percent at 12:00 noon.

The two other indices also saw downward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 14 points or 0.68 percent to reach at 2,061 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 9.83 points or 0.75 percent to stand at 1,310 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.16 billion, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

Grameenphone was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 141 million changing hands, followed by Mercantile Bank BDT 56 million, Square Pharma BDT 51 million, Queen South Textile BDT 40 million and aamra networks BDT 33 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 40 advanced, 243 declined and 22 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw downward trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse –losing 101 points to stand at 17,075 points, also at 12:00 noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also lost 61 points to reach at 10,315 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 16 gained, 103 declined and 17 issues remained unchanged with BDT 26 million in turnover.

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