Dhaka, Feb. 11 -- The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock (DSE) surpassed the 'psychological' threshold of 6,400-mark in early trading on Sunday, as investors kept their buying spree on banking stocks.

Market experts said stocks surged driven by increased buying activity across the trading floor, followed by heightened optimism among investors.

The rise of the market index was mostly driven by banking stocks such as BRAC Bank, National Bank, Dutch-Bangla Bank, UCB, AB Bank and Trust Bank.

Following the previous nine days' rise, DSEX, the key index of the prime bourse, went up by 40 points to 6,413 after the first one and a half hours of trading at 11:30 am, when the report was filed.

The DSES index, which represents Shariah-based compa...