Chittagong Stock Exchange

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Chittagong Stock Exchange
চট্টগ্রাম স্টক এক্সচেঞ্জ
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TypeStock Exchange
LocationChittagong, Bangladesh
Coordinates22°19′16″N 91°48′40″E / 22.321079°N 91.8111293°E / 22.321079; 91.8111293
Founded12 February 1995
OwnerChittagong Stock Exchange Limited
Key peopleMr. Wali-ul-Maroof Matin ([Managing Director])
CurrencyTaka (৳)
No. of listings250
Market capUS$ 38.1 billion (2020)[1]

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম স্টক এক্সচেঞ্জ) is a stock exchange based in the port city Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is one of the twin financial hubs of the country, alongside the Dhaka Stock Exchange. Established in 1995, the exchange is located in the Agrabad business district in downtown Chittagong.[2] It has a combined market capitalization of over US$ 38 billion as of 2020.[1]


  • 1 April 1995 CSE incorporated as a company.
  • 10 October Floor trading started in cry out system.
  • 4 November 1995 formally opened by then former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia.
  • 30 May 2004 Internet based Trading system opened.
  • 8 July 2015 CSE launched new brand logo.

Trading hours[edit]

Market opens at 10:30 am local time.

Market closes at 02:30 pm local time.

2010-11 crash[edit]

The bullish market turned bearish during 2010, with the exchange losing 1,800 points between December 2010 and January 2011.[3] Millions of investors have been rendered bankrupt as a result of the market crash. The crash is believed to be caused artificially to benefit a handful of players at the expense of the big players.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Historical Market Summary". CSE. 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ Muhammad Abdul Mazid (2012). "Chittagong Stock Exchange". In Islam, Sirajul; Miah, Sajahan; Khanam, Mahfuza; Ahmed, Sabbir (eds.). Banglapedia: the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Online ed.). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Banglapedia Trust, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. OCLC 52727562. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Probe panel finds massive manipulation at Bangla stock market". India Times. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.

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