Dhaka stocks Exchange (DSE) on Tuesday hit an all-time high with the key index nearing 7,300 points, a fresh high ever since its inception in 2013.
After the central bank directive, banks can buy private sector-issued green Sukuk from their special funds and the rapid soaring took place on the trading floor. Following an upward trend for the third consecutive day, the index reached 7,315 points around 11:30am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up 45.52 points or 0.62 per cent to settle at more than 7,297 – the highest since its inception nearly nine years back on January 27, 2013.
The DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, rose 15.57 points to finish at 2,691, also the highest since its introduction on January 27, 2013. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) went up by 6.51 points to close at 1585.
Besides, the index was up in the Chittagong Stock Exchange.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, crossed Tk 21 billion-mark and amounted to Tk 21.35 billion on the DSE, which was 7.82 per cent higher than the previous day’s tally of Tk 19.80 billion.
Orion Pharma topped the turnover list again with shares worth Tk 1.17 billion changing hands, closely followed by LafargeHolcim (Tk 1.11 billion), Beximco (Tk 1.09 billion).
Deshbandhu Polymer was the top gainer, posting a 8.67 per cent rise while Monno Ceramic was the worst loser, losing 5.12 per cent.