Dhaka stocks fall in early trading

Dhaka stocks fall

Dhaka stocks dipped in early trading today continuing its downbeat for the sixth day in a row amid jittery among investors regarding the economic prospect as the country starts load shedding to tackle the rising import costs for energy.

At 1.30 pm, DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, lost 82.57 points or 1.32 per cent to 6,134.31, lowest since June 30 last year.

Two other major indices, including the blue-chip share index DSE-30, followed the suit as the losers outnumbered the gainers by a far.

Only 13 shares advanced while 352 lost until 1.30 pm today when the turnover hit Tk 229 crore.

DSEX plunged 87.39 points or 1.38 per cent on Monday as fears of economic uncertainty gripped investors.