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

Following the previous day’s sharp gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 40 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.58 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 5,899 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 1.81 points to stand at 2031 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.72 points to reach at 1,322 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.10 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 179 advanced, 58 declined and 29 remained unchanged.

Pharma Aids was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 64 million changing hands, closely followed by Sonar Bangla Insurance, Premier Bank, Agrani Insurance and Dragon Sweater.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 40 points to stand at 18,105, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 23 points to stand at 10,942 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 57 gained, 18 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with BDT 20 million in turnover.