DHAKA, Jan 19, 2020 (BSS) – Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange
(DSE) today registered a gain of 5.6 percent, which also a highest jump in
seven years since the introduction of key index DSEX in 2013.
DSE recorded the big boost inspired by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s
instructions during the meeting with capital market policymakers on Thursday.
The broad index, DSEX closed at 4382.06 points on Sunday, first working day
of week, with a big gain of 232.23 points or 5.59 percent.
Besides, two selective indices, Blue Chip index, DSE30 and Shariah index,
DSES also went up remarkably by 80.65 points and 57.29 points to settle at
1487.25 points and 997.58 points respectively.
On the DSE trading floor, a total number of 134,431 trades were executed
in today’s trading session with a trading volume of 160.96 million
Gainers took a strong lead over losers as out of 356 issues traded, 346
securities gained price while 6 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The top 10 gainers were Beximco Pharma, ICB, Stylecraft, Heidelberg Cement,
Desh Garments, Sonar Bangla Insurance, Aziz Pipes, Gemini Sea Food and
Square Pharma topped the turnover chart followed by Singer BD,
LafargeHolcim Bangladesh, KPCL, SS Steel, Grameenphone, ADN Telecom, NCC
Bank, Ring Shine and Bank Asia.
The top 10 losers were SS Steel, EBL NRB Mutual Fund, Standard Ceramics,
Jute Spinners, LR Global Mutual Fund-1, Progressive Life Insurance, ABB First
Mutual Fund, Altex Industries, BD Services and Dhaka Dying.
On the other hand, port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also
closed at green witnessing a superb session and continuing the winning trend
of previous day.
CSCX and CASPI increased sharply by 413.27 points and 677.01 points to
stand at 8048.03 points and 13277.87 points respectively.
At CSE, a total of 13,259,457 shares and mutual fund of 257 companies were
traded, of which 231 issues advanced while 15 declined and 11 issues remained