Equity indices of the stock exchanges reported to have traded in the green despite investors' selling pressure in the first one-and-half-hour trading session on Tuesday.
DSEX, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rose 5.48 points or 0.11% to reach at 4,897 till 11:30 am.
Moreover, the Shariah-based DSES index rose by 0.75 points to 1,110 and the blue-chip index DS30 increased 2.94 points to 1,685.
Turnover, a major market indicator, on the DSE trading floor, slightly decreased to Tk388.37 crore in the corresponding period.
Out of the 351 issues traded during the same time frame, DSE had 148 gainers against 118 losers, while prices of 85 scrips remained unchanged.
LankaBangla Finance Limited was the most traded stock till filing of this report with shares worth Tk260 million changing hands, closely followed by Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited, Express Insurance Limited, Global Insurance Company Limited, BRAC Bank Limited, and Paramount Textile Limited.
Meanwhile, the benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) gained 18.23 points to 13,960.
Of the total 180 issues traded till then, 70 gained, 73 declined, and 37 issues remained unchanged with Tk14.4 crore in turnover.