DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange(DSE) on Monday crossed the 6,700-mark despite worries over the corona virus pandemic.
DSEX, the core index of the DSE also rose 49.53 points or 0.73 per cent to settle at 6749–the highest since its inception more than eight years back in 2013.
Two other indices also edged higher with the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 0.05 points to reach a record high at 2,427 and the Shariah Index (DSES) gained 9.79 points to stand at 1,468.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, stood at Tk 29.54 billion on the country’s premier bourse, in a further buck by 11 per cent over previous day’s tally of Tk 26.62 billion.
Of the issues traded till then, 204 advanced, 146 declined and 25 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor till then.
Beximco was the most traded stock till then with shares worth Tk 1.48 billion changing hands, followed by BIFIC Bank, LankaBangla Finance, Saif Powertec and Malek Spinning Mills.