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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks stayed positive trend at midday on Sunday as investors continued their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s downward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, but trading activities remains low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 43 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 55 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX rose more than 48 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 76 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced 26 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 53 points at 12:00noon when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,606 points, advancing 26 points or 0.46 percent at 12:00 noon.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.34 points or 0.20 percent to reach at 2,086 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.29 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 1,325 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 882 million, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

Salvo Chemicals was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 62 million changing hands, closely followed by Mercantile Bank BDT 44 million, BRAC Bank BDT 35 million, Aamra Networks BDT 30 million and Queen South Textile BDT 27 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 198 advanced, 62 declined and 15 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse –gaining 53 points to stand at 17,292 points, also at 12:00 noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also advanced 33 points to reach at 10,447 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 87 gained, 29 declined and 20 issues remained unchanged with BDT 42 million in turnover.