07 Sep 2021, 16:15

DSEX crosses 7100-mark for 1st time

     DHAKA, Sept 7, 2021 (BSS) - DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock
Exchange (DSE), today crossed the 7,100-mark for the first time after the
index was introduced more than eight years back in 2013.

     DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, soared 65.38 points or 0.92 per cent
to settle at more than 7,140.87- the highest since its inception on January
27, 2013. Two other indices--the DSE 30 Index and the DSE Shariah Index
(DSES) -- followed the same trend to close at 2,583.94 and 1,551.81, after
rising 37.31 points and 15.78 points respectively.

     Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, decreased to Taka 28,661.70
million on the country's premier bourse which was Taka 29,015.26 million at
the previous session of the week.

     The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 373 issues
traded, 237 closed higher, 105 lower and 31 issues remained unchanged on the
DSE trading floor during the week.

     Beximco - the flagship company of Beximco Group-topped the turnover
list, followed by BATBC, Sumit Power, Saif Power and LHBL.

     SAMATA LETH was the top gainer, posting a 9.92 percent rise while
ICB3RDNRB was the worst loser, losing 6.58 percent.

     The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All
Share Price Index - CASPI -soaring 134.81 points to settle at a historical
high at 20,797.18 and the Selective Categories Index - CSCX rising 82.85
points to close at a record high at 12,468.65.

     Of the issues traded, 138 advanced, 152 declined and 38 remained
unchanged on the CSE trading floor.

     The port city's bourse traded 3.66 crore shares and mutual fund units
with a turnover value of Taka 104.16 crore.


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