Trading on DSE, CSE resumes Monday

FE Online Report | Published: September 03, 2017 12:21:53 | Updated: October 22, 2017 08:50:58


Trading and official activities on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) will resume tomorrow (Monday) after three-day Eid holidays, officials said.

 

The trading on the bourses will begin at 10:30 am and continue till 2:30 pm while the offices will begin at 9:30 am and continue till 5.30 pm.

 

Trading and official activities on the bourses remained closed from September 1 to September 3 on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha, including weekly holidays, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims.

 

Meanwhile, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) performed well on August 31, the last trading session before Eid holidays, taking the core index of the prime bourse to record high above 6,000-mark since its inception.

 

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), which replaced the DGEN in four-and-a-half-year back, went up by 32.48 points or 0.54 per cent to settle at 6,006 points on August 31, the last trading session before Eid vacation.

 

The country’s premier bourse launched the DSE Broad Index (DSEX) on January 27, 2013 with a base point of 4,055.90, replacing the DSE General Index (DGEN).

 

The two other indices -- the DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) – also followed the suit to close at 2,139 and 1,322 points, after advancing 12.14 points and 2.99 points respectively.

 

The total turnover on the DSE stood at Tk 8.53 billion on that day, which was 6.10 per cent higher than the previous day's Tk 8.04 billion.

 

The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed higher with its Selective Categories Index - CSCX - gaining 43 points to close at 11,242 points on August 31.

 

Gainers beat losers 108 to 102, with 35 issues remaining unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 25.63 million shares and mutual fund units, generating a turnover of Tk 642 million on that day.

 

 -bb/rmc//

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