Investors have lost their capital amounting to Tk 10,261 crore in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) over the last week with the share prices witnessing a downtrend.
According to a market review, the main index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange Index (DSEX), the country's main bourse, shed 167.4 points to 7,076 points during the October 17-21 period.
Among the other two DSE indexes, the DSES (Shariah Index) index shed 49 points to 1,518 points and the DS-30 (blue chip index) index lost 19 points to 2,699 points.
The prices of 31 shares, out of those of 382 companies, marked a rise in the DSE during the one-week period. Besides, the share prices of 338 companies declined and the share prices of nine companies remained unchanged.
Of the 362 companies traded during the last week, the prices of 124 companies marked a rise. Besides, the share prices of 231 companies declined and that of 23 companies remained unchanged.
The market capitalization of DSE has come down from Tk 10,261.56 crore to Tk 5,69,851.24 crore last week (3rd week in Oct) due to the fall in the prices of the shares of most of the companies. The total transaction volume of the market was Tk 5,80,112.81 crore in the second week of October.