Stock index hits 2-year low

Prompts agitating investors to demo in front of SEC
Capital market investors on Monday staged demonstrations on the streets in Motijheel and in front of the Dilkusha office of the Securities and Exchange Commission as the stock prices on the Dhaka bourse went on a free fall and its general index fell to below the 5,000-point-mark for the first time in the past two years on the day. The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, or DGEN, lost

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Stocks rise but turnover drops

The participation of some institutional investors on Monday kept the Dhaka stocks afloat, although the turnover of the bourse slumped to one-and-a-half-month low due to lack of participation of general investors.
The DGEN, the benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, gained 103.78 points, or 1.69 per cent, to close the day at 6,223.94 points, ending a two-day

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Stocks end the week in red

Stocks returned to the red as trading sessions advanced toward the close last week, ending a five-week gaining streak. Profit-taking pushed down market indices.
The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DGEN, capped the week at 6,587, declining 73 points or 1.10 percent. The yardstick of the premier bourse gained 884 points or 15.15 percent in five

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Stocks suffer swings, end in the red

Stocks fluctuated yesterday before settled in the negative zone as the investors went for selling shares to pocket profit.
The benchmark general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DGEN, shed 14 points or 0.22 percent to end at 6,627.
On the port city’s bourse, the selective categories index, CSCX, the main yardstick

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Stocks fall Sunday on Muhith’s comments

Star Business Report Stocks declined on Sunday after an eight-day gaining streak as investors sold shares to book profits, after the finance minister indicated market manipulation might be at work again.
The Dhaka Stock Exchange’s benchmark index DGEN lost 91 points, or 1.39 percent, to close at 6,486.
On the port city’s bourse, the selective categories index of Chittagong Stock Exchange, CSCX, the

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Stocks pass four bullish weeks

Stocks gained for a fourth week with high turnover due to active participation of small and institutional investors and the possibility of an increased inflow of money into the market.
The benchmark general index, DGEN, gained 4.22 percent or 266 points, to end the week at 6,578. The yardstick of DSE gained 13.89 percent or 802 points in the last four

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Turnover hits multi-month high

Turnover on Dhaka Stock Exchange rose to its highest since December 30 after investors bought heavily into the market hoping that stocks will continue to gain.
Turnover on the country’s premier bourse stood at Tk 1,683 crore, up from the previous day’s Tk 1,480. DSE had its previous best transaction of shares worth Tk 1,783 crore on December 30 last

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Stocks continue gaining streak

Stocks gained yesterday for a fifth day with a significant turnover as investor confidence was boosted by the recent government initiatives despite a shutdown until noon.
The benchmark general index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, DGEN, went up 20 points or 0.32 percent, to end the day at 6,458. The selective categories index of the Chittagong Stock Exchange, CSCX,

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DSE turnover tops Tk 1,100cr after two and a half months

Turnover of the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Sunday crossed the Tk 1,100-crore mark again after two and a half months while the bourse’s general index continued to rise for the fifth consequent day as both individual and institutional investors went on a buying binge on the hope that the market would rally further.
Market operators said the turnover of the bourse rose to Tk 1,139.45 crore on Sunday from

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Banking Division offers recipe for stockmarket

The Banking Division of the finance ministry has recommended 11 steps to the government as measures to curb stockmarket manipulation.
The recommendations were based on a review of a report submitted by a stockmarket probe committee.
According to the Banking Division, a law should be in place to regulate the issue of preference

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Stock jitters cap the week

Stocks finished the week in jittery trade, as relentless panic pulled the index and turnover down yesterday.
The General Index (DGEN) of Dhaka Stock Exchange suffered a 146-point or 2.2-percent loss and came down to 6,527 at the end of a four-hour trading session — frustrating millions of retail investors.
DSE President Shakil Rizvi, however, urged the investors not to go for panic

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Optimism lifts stocks

Analysts say risks are far from over
Stocks rebounded for the second day amid optimism that support from market intermediaries and the government would continue.
Indices bounced more than 400 points shortly after opening of trade yesterday, as prices of shares started hitting the days’ highest limits, spurred by a mood to retain shares to get better returns

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