Trading and official activities on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) will resume tomorrow (Thursday) after the Eid holidays.
Bourses remained closed for six days from April 29 to May 5 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, including May Day and weekly holidays.
Trading time will also return to normal schedule---four and a half hours. Trading on the bourses will begin at 10:00am as usual and continue until 2:30pm, a DSE official said.
During the holy Ramadan, trading time period was four hours -- 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Meanwhile, the DSE fell marginally on April 28, the last trading day before Eid holidays, as cautious investors opted for booking profit on sector specific stocks.
DSEX, the prime index of DSE, went down by 21.97 points or 0.32 per cent to settle at 6,655.67 on April 28.
Two other indices also edged lower. The DSE30 Index, comprising blue chips, fell 5.39 points to finish at 2,460 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 6.45 points to close at 1,446.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at Tk 8.69 billion on April 28, falling by 6.75 per cent over previous day’s four-week highest turnover of Tk 9.32 billion.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended lower on April 28 with the CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI –losing 138 points to settle at 19,474 and the Selective Categories Index - CSCX –shedding 83 points to close at 11,684.
Of the issues traded, 193 declined, 62 advanced and 30 issues remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port-city bourse traded 10.55 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value worth Tk 352 million on April 28.