Investors in Bangladesh protest plunge in share market

Hundreds of small investors have taken to the streets in the Bangladesh capital to protest a steep fall in the share prices at the main Dhaka Stock Exchange.

The Dhaka Stock Exchange’s benchmark index fell 124 points hours after the session opened Monday, traders said.

The plunge sparked protests by investors who squatted on the streets and blocked traffic in Dhaka’s central Motijheel commercial district where the trading house of located.

Authorities deployed riot police, but no clashes were reported.

The benchmark index in the country’s main bourse has begun dropping since it opened trading after a long vacation on Sept. 4.

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