indices at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock
Exchange (CSE) fell on Monday breaking a two-day rising streak as the
dominant small investors returned to selling zone for profits on
previous gains, dealers said.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, fell
46.69 points or 1.0 per cent to 4,608.04 while the DS30 index,
comprising blue chips, lost 20.69 points or 1.16 per cent to 1,756.82
and the Shariah Index DSES shed 14.95 points or 1.32 per cent to close
the session at 1,110.52.
At the CSE its Selective Categories Index
CSCX shed 105.93 point to close at 8,558.16 as losers beat gainers 153
to 63, with 32 issues remaining unchanged. The port city bourse traded
8.96 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of Tk 324.48
At the DSE the market turnover was up at Tk 4.56 billion,
18.13 per cent higher than the previous day's Tk 5.57 billion. The
losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 3314 issues traded,
196 closed lower, 77 higher and 41 remained unchanged on the DSE
trading floor. Quasem Drycells dominated the turnover chart with shares
of Tk 165 million changing hands followed by BSRM Steels, Aftab Autos,
Saif Power and GP. Desh Garment was the day's best performer for the two
consecutive sessions, posting a rise of 9.44 per cent while Samata
Leather was the day's worst loser, plunging by 8.52 per cent.