DSE, CSE open on downbeat note
Trading on the country's two bourses - Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) - is underway with downward trends of share-price indices on Monday.

After first one hour of the day's trading, the benchmark index of the DSE shed 89.21 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 148.04 points.

DSEX, the Broad Index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 89.21 points or 1.48 percent to stand at 5,932 at 11:49am.

The two other indices also edged lower.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 13.68 points or 0.97 percent to stand at 1,383 points.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips declined 27.93 points or 1.25 percent to stand at 2,199.99.

Trade deals stood at 29,533 shares to stand at Tk 1,169.87 million on the DSE, riding on National Bank and Alif Industries.

Of the issues traded, 35 advanced, 265 declined and 14 remained unchanged.

National Bank Limited topped the turnover list with shares worth Tk 74.86 million having changed hands.

Following the suit, the Chittagong Stock Exchange Selective Categories Index (CSCX) climbed down to 11,101.51 by losing over 148.04 points at about 11:46am.

Out of the issues traded, 21 gained, 118 declined and five remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 46.95 million.