DSEX Crosses 6,700-Mark

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Stocks today sustained the gaining streak for the fourth consecutive session as the optimistic investors are putting fresh bets on lucrative issues riding on regulator steps.

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) crossed the 6,700-mark to close at 6,765.73, went up by 97.59 points or 1.46 per cent. Two other indices also edged higher with the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rising 38.08 points to finish at 2,463.19 and the DSE Shariah Index advanced 17.78 points to close at 2,463.19.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, stood at Tk 9,987.37 million on the country's premier bourse which was Taka 10,612.07 million at the previous session of the week.

Gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 380 issues traded, 273 advanced, 87 declined and 20 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Beximco - the flagship company of Beximco Group-topped the turnover list, followed by BBS, BDCOM, DSSL, and ORIONPHARM.

SALAMCRST was the day's best performer, posting a gain of 9.92 per cent, while United Insurance was the worst loser, losing 5.20 per cent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) ended higher with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)-gaining 238 points to close at 19,799.67 while the Selective Categories Index - CSCX rose 142.57 points to close at 11,879.72.

Of the issues traded, 211 advanced, 65 declined and 17 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city bourse traded 1.40 crore shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of more than Tk 41.41 crore.

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