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Trading at bourses now begin at 2:00pm today

FE Online Report | Published: March 19, 2020 13:23:18 | Updated: March 19, 2020 14:38:50


Trading at bourses now begin at 2:00pm today

Trading at the bourses will now begin at 2:00pm today (Thursday) instead of 1:0pm, DSE said in a statement.

However, people filmier with matter said, trading may be suspended today as the bourses are yet to receive any specific direction on price circuit breaker from the securities regulator.

The bourses are working hard to resume trade by 2:00pm, a DSE official said.

Following the free-fall of stocks prices, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) have decided to cut by one hour trading time effective from today.

Trading was supposed to begin at 11:30am today. Latter, they said it start at 1:0pm.

Normally, the capital market sees a four-hour trading from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

The DSE core index lost 683 points, wiping out market capitalisation of Tk 442 billion within seven trading days since the Bangladesh confirmed first three cases of coronavirus outbreak on March 8.

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