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Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

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Economic Reporter :
Stock markets opened the week on Sunday with downward trend due to mainly price fall in large-cap securities.
The falling major sectors were insurance and fuel and power. A total of 156 securities of the large-cap group moved down due to lower activities.
The broader DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day with 43.37 points down at 5,323.29. The Shariah DSES and the blue-chip DS30 also followed the same trend with 8.17 points down at 1,229.87 and with 24.02 points down at 1,954.06.
The daily trade fell to 8.18 crore shares from Thursday's 9.43 crore shares and the day's trade value at DSE decreased to Taka 407.73 crore from Taka 454.41 crore of the previous session.
At DSE, out of the day's 335 securities, prices of 107 securities closed higher against 189 losing issues.

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