Dhaka bourse’s index hits historic high
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), increased to a historic high of 6,365.11 points today with a 57-point or 0.91 per cent rise from the previous day.
Turnover, another important indicator of the market, also rose 0.22 per cent to Tk 1,793 crore, which was Tk 1,789 crore a day earlier.
However, the premier bourse started the day with a 1.30-hour halt in trading from 11.10am because of a technical glitch.
Because of the break in trading, the DSE authority extended today's trading period by an hour to 3.30 pm.
Today at the DSE, 210 stocks advanced, 150 declined and 13 remained unchanged.
Miracle Industries topped the gainers' list that rose 9.97 per cent followed by Legacy Footwear, Index Agro Industries, Samata Leather, and Aziz Pipes.
Beximco Ltd became the most traded stock with shares worth Tk 152 crore changing hands followed by SS Steel, Fu-Wang Ceramics, SAIF Powertec Industries, and Shinepukur Ceramics.
Tamijuddin Textiles shed the most that fell 9.99 per cent followed by Fareast Finance, Familytex BD, Tung Hai Knitting, and Rupali Bank.
The port city bourse also rose today. The CASPI, the general index of the Chittagong Stock Exchange, advanced 60 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 18,379.
Among 320 traded stocks, 170 advanced, 137 dropped, and 13 remained unchanged.