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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday as some investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous five days’ upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 9.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 32 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 9.26 points or 0.16 percent to reach at 5,606 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 10.87 points to reach at 1,972 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 6.38 points to reach at 1,278 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 646 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 61 declined and 33 remained unchanged.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 140 million changing hands, followed by United Power BDT 39 million, Active Fine Chemicals BDT 38 million, National Housing Finance BDT 36 million and MJL BD BDT 29 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 32 points to stand at 17,242, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 19 points to stand at 10,441 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 23 gained, 13 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 20 million in turnover.