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Saturday, 06 September 2008

Sell-offs for a third straight day led markets to end nearly flat Thursday along with the blue chip shares witnessing a sharp fall.

Dhaka Stock Exchange's benchmark DGEN or general index ended 5.65 points, or 0.20 percent higher on 2802.97. The DSI or all-share price index finished at 2397.75, edging up 7.07 points or 0.29 percent.
The blue-chip DSE-20 shed 9.74 points, or 0.40 percent, to close at 2409.005.
All indices on the Chittagong Stock Exchange also closed due to losses in mutual funds and pharmaceutical shares.
The CSCX or selective categories index crept up 3.009 points, or 0.05 percent, to close on 5649.96. The CASPI or all-share price index closed at 8655.91, gaining 1.47 points or 0.01 percent.
The bourse's blue-chip CSE-30 slumped 39.57 points, or 0.50 percent, on 7748.88.
Meanwhile, lower investor participation led the trading volume and turnover to fall from the previous day.
Turnover on the DSE was Tk 2.36 billion—with 13,321,730 shares changing hands—down from Tk 2.69 billion the previous day.
Turnover on the port city bourse fell to Tk 293.45 million from Wednesday's Tk 366.80 million, with 2,509,998 traded shares.
Losers outnumbered gainers on the DSE by 129 to82, while 14 issues held steady. On the CSE, 185 issues lost, 36 gained, and three remained unchanged.
Titas Gas continued to top the turnover board, closing at Tk 455, up by 8.26 percent.
Beximco was second in line, edging up 0.82 percent from the previous day, to finish at Tk 122.30.
ACI ended on Tk 516.40, rising 0.44 percent while Beximco Pharmaceuticals lost 1.34 percent to Tk 110.20.
ICBI Islamic Bank surged 12.08 percent to finish at Tk 1803.50.
Among the other scrips on the turnover board, Grameen One: Scheme 2, Lanka Bangla Finance and Islami bank lost on profit taking.
ICB AMCL 2nd NRB Mutual Fund and Uttara Bank gained.

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