Despite the selling pressure by risk-averse investors, most of the equity indices have opened higher influenced by the banking stocks that soared on Monday.
According to the Dhaka Stock Exchange website, all the sectors have been faced with selling pressure except for the banks, non-banking financial institutions and insurance companies.
DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), rose by 0.18% point to reach 6,047 till 11am.
The blue-chip index DS30, however, fell by 0.10% to settle at 2,190 points.
DSE turnover in the corresponding period fell by 10% to Tk540.12 crore.
Beximco Limited grabbed the top position on the DSE turnover chart, with trades worth Tk28.59 crore, followed by NRBC Bank and Index Agro Industries Limited.
Besides, Monno Fabrics made it to the top position of the DSE gainers' list on its second day of trading but saw no sellers despite buy orders. Hwa Well Textiles, on the other hand, was among the top losers during the first trading hour at the prime bourse.
Meanwhile, DSE had 187 gainers against 137 losers, while prices of 35 scrips remained unchanged.
The benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) gained 15 points to close at 17,544.