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Stocks extend loss as major sectors dip

Stock markets today extended loss as most of

the major sectors closed lower.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by

67.49 points or 1.25 per cent to settle at 5,317.72. Two other indices also

edged lower. The DSE 30 Index comprising blue chips fell 39.84 points to

finish at 2,017.53 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 15.32 point to close

at 1,206.72.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, fell to Taka 5,918.11 million

on the country’s premier bourse, which was Taka 4,670.89 million at the

previous session.

Losers took a strong lead over the gainers, as out of 341 issues traded,

66 declined, 158 advanced and 117 remained unchanged on the DSE trading

floor.

Beximco topped the turnover chart followed by BATBC, BXPHARMA, LANKABAFIN

and Robi.

GBBPOWER was the day’s best performer while NCCBLMF1 was the worst loser.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended lower with the CSE All

Share Price Index – CASPI -losing by 181.42 points to settle at 15,383.58 and

the Selective Categories Index – CSCX shedding 110.15 points to close at

9,278.93.

Of the issues traded, 99 declined, 45 advanced and 51 remained unchanged

on the CSE.

The port city’s bourse traded 58.40 lakh shares and mutual fund units with

a turnover value of Taka 26.49 crore.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS