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Swasti Lankabangla Swasti Lankabangla

DSE down, CSE up at opening Thursday

| Updated: January 19, 2018 11:42:53


DSE down, CSE up at opening

Stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading Thursday amid low trading activities as many investors remained followed cautious stance ahead of monetary policy announcement.

Following the previous day’s fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw negative trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell nearly 7.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse advanced 8.65 points at 10:45am.

After first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell nearly 10 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) advanced 11 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 9.95 points or 0.16 per cent to reach at 6,088 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also lost 0.72 points or 0.03 per cent to reach at 2,235 points.

However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.0 points or 0.07 percent to stand at 1,393 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only Tk 455 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 75 advanced, 124 declined and 45 remained unchanged.

Square Pharma was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 87 million changing hands, followed by Golden Harvest Agro Industries Tk 56 million, BD Thai Aluminium Tk 29 million, Dragon Sweater Tk 15 million and CVO Petrochemicals Refinery Tk 12 million.

However, the port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CAPSI- advancing 11 points to stand at 18,842 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 5.65 points to stand at 11,377 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 24 gained, 40 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with Tk 14 million in turnover.

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