Dhaka stocks gained on Sunday in volatile trading despite the downtrend at the market persisting for the last four weeks.
The general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange gained 12.20 points, or 0.46 per cent, to close at 2661.69, while its blue chips index, DSE20, advanced by 12.97 points, or 0.60 per cent, to finish at 2188.08.
M Habibur Rahman, a small investor, said the market saw a sort of buying spree. A section of investors also chased shares of low-profile securities on various rumours and speculations, he said. ‘However, it appears to me that the market remained downbeat as institutional and big individual investors stayed on the sidelines