The prices of most of the shares on both bourses -Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) -witnessed positive trend in the early hours of trading Monday, the second trading session of the week.
Within first one hour of trading, the benchmark index of the country's premier bourse went up by 12.46 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 18.40 points.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, advanced 12.46 points or 0.20 percent to stand at 6,085.45 points at 11:30 am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 0.10 points or 0.65 percent to stand at 1,325.87 points.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 4.73 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 2,203.09 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1813.84 million on the DSE.
Of the issues traded till then, 131 advanced, 96 declined and 58 remained unchanged.
OIMAX Electrode Limited, which commenced trading of shares at DSE from today, was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 505.54 million changing hands, followed by IFAD Autos, BRAC Bank and Orion Pharma.
The port city bourse - the Chittagong Stock Exchange - (CSE) also saw upward spike till then with its Selective Category Index - CSCX - gaining 18.40 points to stand at 11,403.83 points, also at 11:29 am.
Of the issues traded till then, 58 gained, 49 declined and 21 issues remained unchanged with Tk 202 million in turnover.