Stocks cross 7,000 points after nine workdays
The stock market index crossed 7,000 points again after nine working days amid the optimism of further rise.
The DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), soared 55 points, or 0.78 per cent, to 7,033 until 12 pm.
At the DSE, 283 stocks advanced, 53 eroded and 39 remained the same.
Sena Kalyan Insurance topped the gainers' list that rose 9.97 per cent followed by Fu-Wang Foods, Shurwid Industries, and Olympic Accessories.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also began the day on an upward trend.
The CASPI, the main index of the CSE, also rose 140 points, or 0.69 per cent, to 20,543.
Among traded 213 stocks, 146 rose, 47 declined and 20 were unchanged.