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Trading at bourses now start at 1pm today

FE Online Report | Published: March 19, 2020 11:19:57 | Updated: March 19, 2020 14:33:07


Trading at bourses now start at 1pm today

Trading at the bourses will begin at 1:00pm instead of 10:30am on Thursday, officials said.

The bourses are working to set circuit breaker on index in line with securities regulator’s instruction. So it will take some time, said an official, seeking anonymity.

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.

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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