Dhaka, Chattogram stocks slide
The prime indices of Dhaka and Chattogram bourses fell today.
The DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), slid 10 points, or 0.15 per cent, to close at 6,351.
The DS30, the blue-chip index, decreased 0.11 per cent to 2,197 while the DSES, the Shariah-compliant index, went up 0.08 per cent to 1,387.
However, turnover, a key indicator of the market, increased 12 per cent to Tk 1,044 crore.
Of the securities, 63 advanced, 116 declined and 192 did not show any price movement.
Asia Pacific General Insurance made the highest gain with an increase of 9.9 per cent.
Aziz Pipes, Deshbandhu Polymer, Rangpur Dairy & Food Products, and Khan Brothers PP Woven Bag Industries were among the top gainers.
Rupali Life Insurance Company was the highest loser, shedding 10 per cent.
Emerald Oil Industries, Fu Wang Food, Western Marine Shipyard, and Delta Life Insurance Company were also on the list of significant losers.
Fu Wang Food was the most-traded stock on the day with its issues worth Tk 67 crore changing hands.
Rangpur Dairy & Food Products, Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Khan Brothers PP Woven Bag Industries, and Midland Bank registered significant turnover as well.
Caspi, the all-share price index of the Chittagong Stock Exchange, slipped 16 points, or 0.08 per cent, to close at 18,768.
Of the issues, 58 rose, 71 retreated and 84 did not see any price swing.
However, turnover of the port city bourse inched up 0.9 per cent to Tk 15.43 crore.