The price indices of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed lower while those of the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) posted gains last week. The banking sector was the main contributor to the trade turnover.
The General Price Index of the DSE), compiled on the basis of average prices, went down by 2.08 per cent or 33.14 points to close at 1555.82 points from 1588.96 points of the previous week.
The week's total turnover, in terms of value, at the DSE stood at Tk 744.30 million following transactions of 13.77 million shares and debentures that registered 14.02 per cent fall in value from the previous week's Tk 865.71 million following transactions of 7.59 million shares.
The total market capitalisation at DSE, however, decreased by 1.67 per cent to close at Tk 210.76 billion from Tk 214.35 billion.
As on the CSE, the All Share Price Index, however, gained 60.38 points or 1.89 per cent to close at 3257.56 points from 3197.18 points. The trade turnover rose by 12.11 per cent following transactions of 8.23 million shares worth Tk 192.57 million against previous week's 3.23 million shares worth Tk 171.77 million.
The CSE total market capitalisation, however, went up by 1.85 per cent to close at Tk 213.97 billion from Tk 210.09 billion.
The market was moderately active, as 228 out of 270 listed securities were traded on the DSE during the week, including 188 gainers, 35 losers and five remaining unchanged.
On the CSE, 132 out of the 213 listed issues were active. Of them, 101 gained, 28 declined and three remained steady.