Equity indices of both the stock exchanges surged during the first trading session on Monday since the countrywide stricter lockdown began to stem the spread of the Covid-19.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), by 69 points or 1.12% to reach 6,219 till 11am.
DSE turnover, an important market indicator, also jumped by 10% to Tk1,551.48 crore in the corresponding period.
During the session, 243 companies' share prices advanced, while 119 declined and 11 remained unchanged at the DSE.
Beximco Limited grabbed the top position on the DSE turnover chart, with trade worth Tk73.91 crore, followed by ML Dyeing and Keya Cosmetics.
Meanwhile, six textile companies secured the top positions in the scrip-wise gainers' list, while Yeakin Polymer, Tallu Spinning, Zaheen Spinning and Sonali Life Insurance led the chart with a 10% price hike.
Monno Fabrics was the top loser during the first trading hour at DSE.
The benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) gained 122 points to close at 17,917 by 11am.