Both the bourses, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), on Thursday closed the week upward as investors showed their appetite for sector-wise issues following some changes in the central bank’s monetary policy.
DSEX, the key index of the DSE, went up by 65.80 points or 1.18 per cent to settle at 5,647.67. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, and the DSE Shariah Index also advanced 37.27 points and 10.73 points to finish at 2,173.74 and at 1,261.30 respectively.
Turnover, another important indicator of the market, stood at Taka 7,135.48 million on the country’s prime bourse, which is lower than the previous day’s turnover of Taka 7,946.14 million.
Of the issues traded, 116 remained unchanged while 133 issues advanced and 107 declined on the DSE floor.
Beximco topped the turnover chart followed by BATBC, ROBI, Lanka Bangla Finance and Beximco Pharma.
The major gaining issues were Prime Insurance, Prime Finance, BATBC, Premier Bank and Bay Leasing. The major losing issues were Mir Akhter, EPGL, MI Cement, Main Spinning and Robi.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—gaining 164.94 points to close at 16,331.15 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX –advancing 99.98 points to finish at 9,853.68.
Of the issues traded, 101 gained, 68 declined and 64 remained unchanged on the CSE.
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