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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as some investors are showing their buying spree on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upturn amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 24 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 20 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 24.86 points or 0.46 percent to reach at 5,370 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 2.60 points to stand at 1,872 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.28 points to reach at 1,238 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 740 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 170 advanced, 55 declined and 33 remained unchanged.

ML Dyeing was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 83 million changing hands, closely followed by Paramount Textile, Western Marine Shipyard, Far Chemicals and Indo-Bangla Pharma.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 20 points to stand at 16,396, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 15 points to stand at 9,935 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 38 gained, 10 declined and 07 issues remained unchanged with BDT 25 million in turnover.