DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), on Tuesday 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.