Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN): The market ended higher last week that ended on Thursday with turnover improved significantly as investors actively injected fresh funds amid optimism.

The week witnessed five trading sessions as usual. Among those, three sessions gained sharply while two sessions lost marginally.

Week-on-week the General Index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DGEN) gained 129.97 points or 3.02 per cent to close at 4,4429.63 points. The DGEN crossed 4,400 points mark after seven and a half month since October 31, 2012.

The other two indices also saw significant gains — the DSEX went up by 134.12 points or 3.29 per cent to close at 4,213.92, while the blue chip index DS30 rose 47.41 points or 3.15 per cent to close at 1,553.0 points.
The port city bourse — the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher last week with the Selective Category Index of the CSE gained 257.20 points or 3.20 cent to close at 8,286.68 points.
The total market turnover in the week stood at BDT 42.41 billion, which was 46.5 per cent higher than that of the previous week.

The average daily turnover stood at BDT 8.48 billion from the previous week’s BDT 5.79 billion.

Out of 295 issues traded during the week at the premier bourse, 160 advanced, 119 declined and 16 remained unchanged.
Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company was the week’s most traded stocks with shares worth BDT 2.12 billion changed hands.

NLI First Mutual Fund was the week’s highest gainer posting a rise of 27.72 per cent RN Spinning was the worst loser.

BBN/BB/AD/21Jun-13-5.30pm (BST).