Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend in early hours of trading on Thursday amid the nationwide general strike. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 14.94 points or 0.29 per cent to 5,032.17 after the 1st 30 minutes of trade when the report was filed at 11am. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, gained 2.46 points or 0.13 per cent to 1,878.85. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.07 points or 0.17 per cent to reach 1,184.61 points. DSE turnover stood at Tk 910 million when the report was filed at 11am. Of the issues traded till then, 112 advanced, 58 declined and 17 remained unchanged. The new issue – Western Marine Shipyard – was the most traded stocks with shares worth Tk 119 million changing hands till then followed by DESCO, Keya Cosmetics, BBS and National Tubes. The port city bourse – CSE – saw positive trend in early hour amid volatility with its Selective Category Index, CSCX, gaining 25.10 points to 9,458.78, also at 11am. Of the issues traded till then, 48 gained, 52 declined and 7 remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 66m.