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Bourses extend trading hours from Monday

Stock trading can continue until 2:00pm, which is currently till 1:30pm

Update : 23 May 2021, 07:38 PM

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on Sunday extended stock trading hours after the government extended the countrywide lockdown until May 30.

Banks will be allowed to handle transactions until 2:30pm, while stock trading can continue until 2:00pm, which is currently till 1:30pm, according to the latest decision.

The decisions will be effective from Monday at Both Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE).

The authorities of the bourses also requested investors to transact digitally via their phones and online to avoid physical contact of any sort.

BSEC spokesperson Md Rezaul Karim Reza confirmed the decision on extending the stock trading hours.

Bangladesh Bank issued a notice on the new timings on Sunday.

The government had initially decided to keep the banks and the stock exchanges shut during the stricter lockdown that began on Apr 14 following a lighter one.

Later, the central bank and the BSEC announced that the banks and the stock market will open for limited hours.

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