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DSEX hits new high

  • Published at 07:00 pm September 28th, 2021
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DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up 45.52 points or 0.62% to settle at more than 7,297.24 - the highest since its inception nearly nine years back on January 27, 2013

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSEX) today hit a record high after the central bank directive that banks can buy private sector-issued green Sukuk from their special funds.

DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up 45.52 points or 0.62% to settle at more than 7,297.24 - the highest since its inception nearly nine years back on January 27, 2013. 

The DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, rose 15.57 points to finish at 2,691.82, also the highest since its introduction on January 27, 2013. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) went up by 6.51 points to close at 1,585.28.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, crossed the Tk2,100 crore mark and amounted to Tk2,135 crore on the DSE, which was 7.82% higher than the previous day's tally of Tk1,980 crore.

Banks can buy private sector-issued green Sukuk, including Beximco's Tk3,000 crore Sukuk, from their special funds of Tk200 crore, which they were allowed to form to invest in the stock market, as per the BB directive issued on Monday.

However, losers took a modest lead over the gainers as out of 375 issues traded, 172 closed lower, 164 higher and 39 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Orion Pharma topped the turnover list again, closely followed by LafargeHolcim, Beximco, Shahjibazar Power and Saif Powertec.

Deshbandhu Polymer was the top gainer, posting an 8.67% rise while Monno Ceramic was the worst loser, losing 5.12%.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI -gaining186 points to settle at 21,334 and the Selective Categories Index - CSCX rising 114 points to close at 12,805.

Of the issues traded, 167 advanced, 126 declined and 26 remained unchanged on the CSE trading floor.

The port city's bourse traded 20.77 million shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Tk67 crore.