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DSE, CSE extend losing streak

FE Online Desk | Published: January 11, 2018 12:14:23 | Updated: January 11, 2018 15:40:12


Bangladesh stock markets fell in early trade on Thursday extending the losing streak for six consecutive sessions, as investors remained on the selling spree.

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on a positive note. But, after 15 minutes of rally, both the bourses swerved into a negative mark.

At 12 noon, the key index of the country’s prime bourse lost 16.53 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of the port city’s bourse went down by 59 points at 12:30pm.

DSEX, prime index of DSE, went down by 16.53 points or 0.26 per cent to reach 6,155 points, when the report was filed at 12 noon.

Two other indices of the premier bourse also saw a negative trend.

Of those, DSES (Shariah) lost 0.29 points or 0.02 per cent to stand at 1,387 points and DS30, comprising blue chips, fell 4.62 points or 0.20 per cent to reach 2,248 points.

Turnover, an important indicator of the capital market, stood at Tk 1277 million.

A total of 308 issues were traded till filing of this report. Of those, 172 declined, 74 nudged higher, and 62 remained unchanged.

Port city bourse CSE also saw a negative trend with its All Share Price Index- CAPSI- losing 59 points to stand at 19,039 points and Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 36 points to stand at 11,500 points.

Out of 152 issues traded, 89 declined, 32 gained, and 30 issues remained unchanged with Tk 49 million registered in turnover.

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