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>> Capital Market of Bangladesh

Two stock markets in Bangladesh, one in Dhaka entitled Dhaka Stock Exchange (DES) and the other in Chittagong namely Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) are in operation in Bangladesh. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established under the SEC Acts, 1993 as a central regulatory agency overseeing the activities of the entire capital market including issue of capital, monitoring the issue of stocks and operation of the stock markets including regulating of portfolio market. The SEC has also a mandate to protect the interest of investors in order to speed up the industrialization process, and to this end, new measures are underway to strengthen the role and capability of the SEC.

Total listed issues in DSE is 223 of which 203 are shares 11 debentures and 9 mutual funds. The number of CSE’s listed companies is 131 with 9 Mutual funds and 4 debentures. Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) is the public sector player in the capital market. Among the two Stock Exchanges, CSE has gone for automation and DSE is going for automation soon. Merchant Banks Research institutions are in operation in stock markets.


Names and addresses of the stock exchanges and SEC are as follows :

Dhaka Stock Exchange - Bangladesh
Stock Exchange Building
9-F, Motijheel Commercial Area
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Tel : 880-2-9551935, 9666940-49 (PABX)
Fax : 880-2-9564727 
E-mail : dse@citechco.net

Chittagong Stock Exchange
1080, Sk. Mujib Road, Agrabad
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Tel : 880-31-714632, 714633, 714100
Fax : 880-31-714101
E-mail : cse@spctnet.com

Securities and Exchange Commission of Bangladesh
Jiban Bima Tower (15 and 16 Floor)
10, Dilkusha Commercial Area,
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Tel : 880-2-9568101 Fax : 880-2-9563721
Email: secbd@bdmail.net


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