Angry B''deshi investors clash with police as stocks plunge

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Dhaka, Feb 13 (PTI) Hundreds of angry investors inBangladesh clashed with the police and disrupted trafficoutside the stock exchange in the capital today, amid a newplunge in share prices.

Angry investors took to the street as prices of sharesplunged on the first day of trading for the new week, amid a7.27 percent decrease on the general index of Dhaka StockExchange (DSE), the Star online said today.

They set fire to tyres, pelted the police with bricksas security forces were deployed to keep the movement oftraffic normal, which was disrupted for hours by investorsfrustrated by steep fall in share prices.

The benchmark general index of DSE, DGEN Index,recorded a 474-point decline at the close of the day�strading, the report said.

The stock market earlier suffered the biggest fall onJanuary 10 as the DEGN Index nosedived by 660 points, it said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had asked thecountry''s stock market regulators to to take immediate stepsto stabilise markets that has about 3.3 million people, mostlysmall-time investors. PTI

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