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Thursday, 10 July 2008

Bdnews24.comTrading on Dhaka Stock Exchange was halted for hours Wednesday after a "massive" virus attack affected servers and work stations of different brokerage houses.

An official of brokerage house Latif Securities told that trading was halted for the first three hours.
Trading resumed in midday and ended one hour late at 3 pm.
"The DSE authorities warned brokerage firms Tuesday of virus attacks," an official of IDLC Securities said.
It would not have happened if the DSE had taken precautions, said the official, asking not to be named.
DSE chief executive Salahuddin Ahmed said they had cautioned as different member firms complained of trouble with trading.
"It does not necessarily mean the problem originated here from the DSE."
Meanwhile, DSE indices closed lower Wednesday as the reduced trading hours led to a substantial decrease in turnover and trading volume.
The benchmark DGEN or general index maintained a relatively stable curve before falling sharply towards the end to close 21.09 points or 0.70 percent lower at 2968.92.
The DSI or all-share price index shed 11.79 points or 0.45 percent, ending on 2555.94 while the blue-chip DSE-20 finished at 2559.15, losing 12.79 points or 0.49 percent.
Turnover slumped to Tk 1.30 billion from 9,822,436 shares, down from Tuesday's Tk 3.15 billion.
Gainers beat losers 107 to 78, while eight issues held steady.
Turnover leader Keya Cosmetics finished 2.33 percent higher at Tk 87.60. ACI followed it to end on Tk 438.10, up by 3.10 percent.
AIMS 1st Mutual Fund shook off Tuesday's losses to surge 9.06 percent to close at Tk 14.20.
Z category scrip Lafarge Surma Cement advanced 2.32 percent to Tk 571.50.
Lanka Bangla Finance ended on Tk 235.40, gaining 1.72 percent.
Among the other scrips on the turnover board--Beximco and Prime Finance and Investment also advanced.
Profit taking led Beximco Pharma, Square Pharmaceuticals and BRAC Bank to close lower.
Indices on the Chittagong Stock Exchange ended higher except the blue chip, paced by a huge surge in mutual funds, cement and paper shares.
The CSCX or selective categories index gained 14.20 points or 0.24 percent to end on 5850.81. The CASPI or all-share price index closed at 9076.26, rising 32 points or 0.35 percent.
The CSE-30 blue-chip fell 11.61 points or 0.14 percent to 8060.75.
Turnover on the port city bourse surged to Tk 612.81 million from 6,408,963 shares, up from Tk 427.34 million the previous day.
Of the traded issues, 50 lost, 86 gained and seven remained unchanged.

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