Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) fell for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday as the dominant small investors continued to sell of the shares, dealers said,
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE lost 40.68 points or 0.88 per cent lower to 4,542.73 while the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 14.84 points or 0.85 per cent to 1,726.25 and the Shariah Index DSES declined 9.13 points or 0.82 per cent to end the session at 1,096.22.
At the CSE its Selective Categories Index CSCX dropped 56.13 points to end the session at 8,448.91 as losers beat gainers 174 to 45, with 29 issues remaining unchanged. The port city bourse traded 5.90 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of Tk 184 million.
At the DSE the total turnover on DSE declined Tk 2.74 billion, down 26.72 per cent from the previous day's Tk 3.74 billion. The losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 320 traded issues, 221 closed lower, 62 higher and 37 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor. Square Pharma dominated the turnover chart with share of Tk 156 million changing hands followed by Beximco Pharma, Delta Life Insurance, Quasem Drycells and BSRM Steels. First Bangladesh Fixed Income Fund was the day's best performer, posting a rise of 8.62 per cent while BIFC was the day's worst loser, plunging by 9.34 per cent.