Indices of the country's two main bourses posted gains amid selling pressure as risk-averse investors opted for quick-profits on selective shares.
However, turnover fell 20 percent to Tk385.27 crore during the early hours of trading today.
After the first one-and-half-hour of trading, Dhaka Stock Exchange's key index (DSEX) went up 7.65 points, while the CSE All-Share Price Index (CASPI) of the port city bourse climbed 45 points to stand at 12,934.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, upturned 0.16% to stand at 4,540 points till the report was filed at 11.30am.
Moreover, the blue-chip index DS30 rose by 2.48 points to reach at 1,546, and the Shariah-based DSES index gained 4.95 points to stand at 1,068.
Today at DSE, a total of 351 issues were traded while 158 increased, 132 declined and 61 remained unchanged.