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Stock markets show positive trends

| Updated: November 20, 2017 15:45:01

Stock markets show positive trends

Trading on the country’s two bourses -- Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) -- is underway with upward trends of share-price indices on Sunday, the first session of the week.

After one hour of trading, the key index of the country’s premier bourse, edged 13.45 points up while the Selective Category Index of the port city bourse advanced 24.29 points.

DSEX, prime index of DSE, went up by 13.45 points or 0.21 per cent to stand at 6,295.55 at 11:42 am.

Two other indices of the same bourse also rose.

Of them, Shariah index DSES gained 5.60 points or 0.40 per cent to 1381.05, and DS30, comprising blue chips, advanced 7.61 points or 0.33 percent to stand at 2287.26 points.

A total of 41,652 trade deals took place with the transaction crossing Tk 2,927.04 million on the DSE, riding on LankaBangla Finance and BBS Cables.

Of the issues traded till then, 158 advanced, 91 declined and 52 issues remained unchanged, according to a news agency report.

LankaBangla Finance Limited topped the turnover leaders with shares worth Tk 510.56 million changing hands till then, followed by BBS Cables, City Bank, Square Pharmaceuticals, BD, Thai Aluminum and Confidence Cement.

However, port city bourse CSE saw a positive trend till then with its selective category index – CSCX – gaining 24.29 points to stand at 11,793.81 points, also at 11:41 am.

Of the issues traded till then, 80 gained, 52 declined and 52 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 110 million.

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