The indices of two main bourses advanced in the first one-and-half-hour of trading today, as the investors' confidence have grown over the entrance of CPG giant Unilever in the market.
Earlier on June 28, Unilever bought 82 percent of Glaxosmithkline (GSK) shares worth Tk2020 crore, which is listed with Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).
DSEX, the prime index at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), increased by 3.31 points – or 0.08 percent - to reach at 3,977 till 11:30 am.
The Shariah-based DSES index slightly rose by 1.28 points to settle at 923, and the blue-chip index DS30 climbed 1.66 points to stand at 1,333.
Turnover on the DSE trading floor jumped by 60 percent to Tk54.66 crore in the first session.
Out of the 249 issues traded during the same time frame, only 35 company's share prices advanced, 19 declined, and 195 remained unchanged.
Meanwhile, the benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) has gained 11.24 points to close at 11,295.