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Stocks on DSE witness a marginal rise

DHAKA, May 16, 2017 (BSS -Stocks on the country's prime bourse witnessed a marginal rise on Tuesday as the border DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day with 7.62 points up at 5,435.68.

But the Shariah DSES and the blue-chip DS30 witnessed downward trend with 1.19 points down at 1258.40 and with 4.56 points down at 1997.77.

At DSE, out of the day's 324 securities, prices of 142 securities closed higher against 135 losing issues. The day's trade value at DSE increased to Tk 563.13 crore from Monday's Tk 537.99 crore.

The major gaining issues were Central Insurance, Northern Jute, Progati Insurance, Purabi General Insurance, Mercantile Insurance, Paramount Textile, Doreen Power and Asia Pacific Insurance. Major losers include People's Insurance, Meghna Pet, First Finance, Prime Insurance, Apex Foods, RSRM Steel and Provati Insurance.

On the port city bourse-Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also finished the day slightly up, with its major CASPI index ending 5.99 points higher at 16827.

At CSE, 240 issues were traded. Of them 108 closed higher when 92 closed lower while 40 remained unchanged.