The indices of the country's two main bourses have traded in the green during the early hour of trading session today, although DSE turnover plummeted significantly.
Turnover at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has dropped by 41 percent to Tk128.96 crore till 12:00 pm.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, increased by 5.31 points – or 0.13 percent - to reach at 4,094 in the first one-and-half-hour of trading.
Moreover, the Shariah-based DSES index gained 5.03 points to settle at 955, and the blue-chip index DS30 rose 2.64 points to stand at 1,378.
Out of the 325 issues traded during the same time frame, 74 company's share prices advanced, 80 declined, and 171 remained unchanged.
However, the benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) has risen 22 points to close at 11,629.
Market professionals said that the behaviour of stock markets has been positive in the last two weeks despite the growing number of coronavirus infection and deaths in the country. This was made possible due to the actions taken by the securities regulator, which has also helped to boost the investors' confidence.