Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) have announced to shorten their trading sessions by one hour from Thursday in response to coronavirus fear.
Both the bourses have said in a press release on Wednesday that trading will begin at 10:30am as usual. But it will end at 1:30pm instead of 2:30pm until further notice.
Exchange authorities called for avoiding public gathering in the stock market and trade online instead to avert the risk of coronavirus infection.
The key benchmarks at both the bourses have fallen around 20 percent this month alone amid coronavirus fear and there is a significant demand for suspension of trading in stock market until the situation improves.