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Bourses open with gains

FE Online Report | Published: August 21, 2019 11:18:07 | Updated: August 22, 2019 17:00:56


Investors monitoring stock price movements on computer screens at a brockerage house in the capital — FE/Files

The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed an upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors were showing their buying appetite on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s flat ending, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note with rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, DSEX, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 15 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 31 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 15 points while the CASPI of Chattogram bourse gained 23 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

The DSEX went up by 15.48 points or 0.29 per cent to stand at 5,243 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 0.40 points to 1846 points while the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.65 points to stand at 1,207 points till then.

Turnover, another important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 740 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 161 advanced, 67 declined, and 73 remained unchanged.

Orion Infusions was the most traded stocks till filing of this report with shares worth Tk 83 million changing hands, followed by JMI Syringes, United Power, Fortune Shoes and Monno Ceramic.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange also saw a positive trend till then with the CASPI gaining 23 points to stand at 15,999 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index (CSCX) also rose 11 points to stand at 9,714 points at that time.

Of the issues traded till then, 58 advanced, 20 declined, and 13 remained unchanged with Tk 34 million in turnover.

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