Dhaka Stock Exchange(DSE) is the Principle Capital Market of Bangladesh, located in Motijheel C/A  Dhaka.Dhaka Stock Exchange Ranked 49th in the world with $47 Billion in Market Capitalization. China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) is DSE’s Strategic partner and have 25 percent stake.

April 28, 1954

Founding of Dhaka Stock Exchange

April 28, 1954
January 4, 1956

Start of Formal Trading

January 4, 1956
October 9, 1998

Starting of Automated trading

October 9, 1998

Instant-watch Market Surveillance Software membership  

Signed an agreement with NASDAQ OMX and FlexTrade Systems to provide the world leading trading system  

March 3, 2015

World Federation of Exchanges Correspondent

March 3, 2015
October 30, 2016

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

October 30, 2016
February 1, 2018

China & India Bid to win The Strategic Partner agreement

National Stock Exchange of India, offered Tk 15 for each share , Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange proposed Tk 22 Tk for each share

February 1, 2018
September 4, 2018

Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange took 25% of Dhaka Stock Exchange

As a Strategic Partner

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

47.3 Billion in Market Capitalization

As a Strategic Partner

September 4, 2018

The manufacturing sector has average 38% and  Financial Sector is  27% share on the total market capitalization of September ’18. 
Companies listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange are primarily Bangladesh based companies and trade in Bangladeshi taka.

Bangladesh DSE: Market Capitalization: USD: Total

Bangladesh Ranked 7th in Population (156.12 Million People) with $285.817 billion dollar GDP , 43rd Economy in the world . 

Type of ListingNumber of Listed EntityTotal Market Capitalization
 In USD Million Dollar
Mutual Funds37416
Gov. T-Bonds2216,550
Corporate Bonds133

The Dhaka Stock Exchange is open 20 hours per week which is below average. Most stock exchanges are open 25 to 35 hours per week with 5 days of trading per week. Limited trading hours help to reduce volatility in stock prices but also limits the liquidity of stocks. When trading hours are shorter more news reports and earnings reports are published while the markets are closed. As a result, investors have more time to process new information. 

Dhaka Stock Exchange Opening Hours 
Sunday10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Monday10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesday10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Dhaka Stock Exchange Profile Table 

Name of The Organization Dhaka Stock Exchange
Alternate Name ঢাকা স্টক এক্সচেঞ্জ
Parent Organization Govornment of Bangladesh
Legal Name Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited
Founding Date 1954-04-28
Founder Government of East Bengal
logo Logo Image of the Entity
Service/productsr Listing of Companies (As per Listing Regulations).
Providing the screen based automated trading of listed Securities.
Settlement of trading (As per Settlement of Transaction Regulations).
Gifting of share / granting approval to the transaction/transfer of share outside the trading system of the exchange (As per Listing Regulations 47).
Market Administration & Control.
Market Surveillance.
Publication of Monthly Review.
Monitoring the activities of listed companies (As per Listing Regulations).
Investors grievance Cell (Disposal of complaint bye laws 1997).
Investors Protection Fund (As per investor protection fund Regulations 1999).
Announcement of Price sensitive or other information about listed companies through online.
The Business Reporter Review A review
numberOfEmployees 200-300
Description The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) is registered as a Public Limited Company and its activities are regulated by its Articles of Association rules & regulations and by-laws along with the Securities and Exchange Ordinance – 1969, Companies Act – 1994 & Securities & Exchange Commission Act – 1993.

Timeline :
Start of Formal Trading:1956
Trading Suspended under new State Policy:16th December 1971

Trading Resumed in Bangladesh: 16 August 1976

Starting of Automated trading: 10th August 1998
Book-Building Method Introduced:2010

Web Based Trading Software-MSA Plus Introduced:10th June 2012
DSE member of World Federation of Exchanges:14th October 2012
Signed an agreement with NASDAQ OMX and FlexTrade Systems :21st March 2014

Achievement of ISO 9001:2008 30th October 2016
Full membership of the WFE:6th June 2017

25% Share of DSE has been transferred to China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) DSE’s Strategic Partner :4th September 2018

Location Dhaka , Motijheel Commercial Area
Area Served All Division excluding Chitagang Divison
Managment & Departments Dhaka Stock Exchange have Saven Department. The management and operation of Dhaka Stock Exchange is entrusted on a 25 members board of directors. Among them 12 are elected from DSE members, another 12 are selected from different trade bodies and relevant organisations.

Bangladesh Bank
ICB – Investment Corporation of Bangladesh
President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh
President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries
President of Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industries
Professor of Finance Department of Dhaka University
President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Ownership & Funding Info Market Capitalization $39.58 Billion
Sub Organization DSE Training Academy
Member Of World Federation of Exchanges
Address Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.
Stock Exchange Building 9/F Motijheel C/A
Telephone +88-02-9564601, 9576210-18
Email [email protected],
Official Website dsebd.org
Wikipedia Dhaka Stock Exchange
bdnewsnet.com Wiki bdnewsnet wiki

DSE Market Share in Percentage 2018 Aug2018 Sep
Financial Sector
Financial Institutions6.325.86
Food & Allied Product7.617.95
Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals14.6214.85
Paper & Printing0.680.68
Service & Miscellaneous
Mutual Funds1.171.06
Fuel & Power13.1713.66
Services & Realestate0.60.58
IT – Sector0.520.49
Travel and Leisure0.670.68
Corporate Bond0.080.08
Grand Total100


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