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Stock Market Update
Stocks rise, DSE turnover dips
Business Desk
Published :Wednesday, 23 September, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 15

Major indices at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) edged up for the fourth consecutive session on Tuesday, but turnover at the former bourse plunged below the Tk 4.0 billion-mark as the dominant small investors did not go for fresh investment on the last day of the trading ahead of Eid-ul-Azha Muslim feast of sacrifice due on Friday, dealers said.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, closed at 4,853.29, gaining 11.67 points or 0.24 per cent while the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 4.44 points or 0.24 per cent to finish at 1,860.35 and the Shariah Index DSES rose 3.85 points or 0.32 per cent to end at 1,191.11.
At CSE its Selective Categories Index CSCX gained 36.11 points to end at 9,054.21. Gainers beat losers 137 to 74, with 36 issues remained unchanged. The port city bourse traded 8.44 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of Tk300 million.
At the DSE turnover plunged three-week low to Tk3.64 billion, down 30 per cent from the previous session's one month highest turnover of Tk5.20 billion. The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 317 issues traded, 179 closed lower, 82 higher and 56 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
BSRM Steels dominated the day's turnover chart with shares of Tk203 million changing hands followed by KPCL, BSRM, Lafarge Surma Cement and United Airways.

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