The schedule for share trading at the two stock exchanges of the country has been extended by 30 minutes to 2pm from tomorrow.
The new schedule will remain in force till 30 May. Regular trading hours before the pandemic was from 10am to 2:30pm.
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) took this decision as transaction hours at banks have been raised by half an hour, operating from 10am to 2:30 pm starting tomorrow.
Bangladesh Bank issued a circular to this effect on Sunday for banks, in compliance with the Cabinet Division's latest directives on the countrywide lockdown to contain coronavirus transmission.
Currently, banks have been open for transactions from 10am to 2pm, where regular banking hours were from 10am to 4pm before the pandemic.