KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Stocks witnessed one of the best trading days in the last couple of months on Thursday. Stocks maintained positive bias throughout the trading session with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index trading around 10 points higher in the beginning hour. The index plateaued at mid-day but considerable strength in the latter hours pushed the index 30.78points higher to close at 1,572.18.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: On Sunday, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded for only a few minutes in the beginning trading hour. Thereafter the market halted its trading till mid-day due to some technical difficulties. However, after the resumption, the index managed to sustain its positive momentum towards the end of the session.  In the end, the market closed the day at 1537.25 points-up 16.56 points against the session earlier.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The stock market started the day on a green note.  However, the trading halted due to some technical issues on mid-day. Later on the market resumed its trading and continued to maintain a positive stance in the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse registered a gain of 12.49 points to settle at 1,520.69 points.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Stocks in the local equity market extended gains for a second straight day. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rose in the beginning of Wednesday’s sessions but reverted towards the opening level at mid-day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The local bourse started Tuesday’s trading on a weak note with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) Nepse index shedding as much as 10 points in the beginning hour. Nonetheless, the equity market staged a recovery after mid-day climbing as high as 1,500’s level in the morning. The benchmark witnessed slight pullback towards the closing hour but managed to close the day in green with a 7.35 points’ gain at 1,495.16.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: After trading flat in the first few minutes of Monday’s trading, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell over 15 points in the morning. Stocks staged a rebound a couple of times in the afternoon but could not trade above the opening level. After struggling in the final hour, stocks finally ended firmly lower. Consequently, Nepse finished Monday’ session 12.17 points lower at 1,487.81.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Stocks opened firmly higher on Sunday, as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded more than 40 points higher in the pre-opening session. However, the index quickly gave up its gains to trade flat at mid-day. Furthermore, the local bourse saw sustained selling pressure in the afternoon pushing the index in the red towards the closing hours. Eventually, the benchmark ended Sunday’s trading at 1,499.97 – down 10.45 points against prior close.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The local bourse experienced another active week with both the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index and volumes shooting up towards multi-year record levels. The index began the week on a slightly upbeat note with a gain of 4.63 points on Sunday. Monday saw the bourse add another 22.32 points. While the market remained closed on Tuesday, stocks resumed trading with considerable strength on Wednesday with a 25.58 points gain. Stocks took a breather in the last session of the week and ended almost flat on Thursday. Overall, the index gathered 52 points or 3.59 % to close the week at 1,510.42.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: After opening around 15 points higher in the morning on Thursday, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pulled back sharply to trade below 1,500’s level within the first hour. However, stocks recouped the morning losses and swung between gains and losses  in the afternoon to finally end the day on a flat note. At the close, Nepse stood at 1,510.42 – down a modest 0.15 points compared to Wednesday’s session.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Stocks traded flat in the first half an hour of trading on Thursday. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index hovered around 1,390 points in the morning before rallying sharply above 1,400 points at mid-session. The second half, nonetheless, saw the index trim some of its earlier gains to close the day with a modest gain of 6.28 points at 1,397.57 points.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The fear of decline carried over to Sunday’s trading session initially. In the first few minutes of trading, the equity market came under pressure and shed 10 points. A quick recovery pushed the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index 25 points higher, but another wave of selling pressure dragged the index back to red by the end of the first trading hour. A steady advance followed suit in the latter trading hours as Nepse closed with a moderate gain of 9.35 points to close the session at 1,265.45.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) is preparing to reopen the stock market from next week. According to a Sebon source, the apex regulatory body of the securities market is planning to reopen the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) — the sole stock market of the country — for trading from this week after a hiatus of one and a half months.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has instructed Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) to shut stocks transaction from Monday.

Nepse ends 18 points lower

March 23, 2020 09:45 am

KATHMANDU: The local bourse witnessed one of its most bland trading sessions as associations of merchant banks and stock brokers issued a press release on the day stating that all merchant bank and broker offices will remain closed between March 22 and April 2.

KATHMANDU: Substantial weakness was visible in the equity market in the start of the week's trading. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index tanked over 64.14 points on Sunday as investors continued to flee the secondary market. The selling pressure eased of slightly on Monday as the bourse gained some footing with a 3.36 point gain.

KATHMANDU: Following a sharp loss in the morning, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gave up almost 40 points initially and plateaued for most of the afternoon. Bulls gained control thereafter as most of the stocks trimmed losses to trade briefly in green. However, selling pressure in the final trading hour saw the index register a loss of 16.26 points to close Wednesday's trading at 1,255.80.

Nepse continues bear market slide

March 18, 2020 09:01 am

KATHMANDU: The index fell sharply since the beginning of the trading hour with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index losing almost 50 points till the mid-session. The market failed to recover and continued to maintain a negative bias throughout Tuesday's session. At the close of trading, the benchmark index lost a total of 44.33 points to settle at 1,272.06 points.

KATHMANDU: Stocks gyrated between gains and losses in the initial trading hour on Monday with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) swinging nearly 20 points toward either side of the spectrum before stabilizing at midday. Nonetheless, the market witnessed a choppy session in the latter trading hours with the index maintaining slightly positive bias throughout. At the close, the major average ended the day 3.35 points higher at 1,316.39 points.

KATHMANDU: Stocks posted a feeble start to the week, as the local bourse remained under pressure throughout Sunday's trading session. After giving up more than 25 points in the first trading hour on Sunday, Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gained some ground but eventually succumbed to bearish pressure in the latter trading hours. Consequently, Nepse sank a massive 64.14 points or 4.66% to end the first five-hour session at 1,313.04.

KATHMANDU: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index began the day on a positive note shooting up by almost 40 points in the morning, before giving up the gains quickly. Following the morning whipsaw, stocks registered a relatively poised trading in the afternoon as the index advanced steadily to close the day with a massive 73.78 gain at 1,423.09 points.

KATHMANDU: The local equity market began the week on a negative footing as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw a loss of over 40 points on Sunday. The index stretched its losing spree further, with the index dropping over 96 points on Monday, hitting the negative circuit of 6%. The major average found some footing in Tuesday's volatile trading session with the index closing 14 points higher.

Nepse ends week with a modest drop

March 6, 2020 09:44 am

KATHMANDU: The secondary market faced indecision throughout the trading session on Thursday. The last trading day of the week started with a sharp dip followed by a quick recovery. However, sellers gained control at mid-session with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index trading mostly in red in the afternoon. At the close, the index saw a modest loss of 5.50 points to end the week at 1,435.70 points.

Nepse down by 68 points

March 5, 2020 09:15 am

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropping roughly 29 points by the first trading hour on Wednesday. A failed recovery attempt thereafter saw the major average maintain a negative bias throughout the session. Following a steady decline, the index plateaued slightly toward the end. Nonetheless, Nepse closed lower by a massive 68.47 points to end the day at 1,441.20 points.

KATHMANDU: After sliding more than 50 points in the initial trading hour, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index staged a massive recovery recouping all of its morning losses to trade roughly 30 points higher within the first trading hour. The index then gyrated between gains and losses on volatile trading day but largely maintained positive bias. At Tuesday's close, the index stood at 1,509.67 points, up 14.37 points against Monday's session.

Nepse begins week in red

March 2, 2020 09:45 am

KATHMANDU: Stocks began Sunday's trading on a positive note as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index added more than 35 points in the beginning session before pulling back sharply. Further, sellers prevailed in the latter trading hours as the index witnessed a steady decline to close the day with a 40.82 points retracement at 1,591.36 points.

KATHMANDU: The local stock exchange began the week on a highly upbeat note as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed a massive 70-point rally. Monday saw some indecision with the index shedding 2 points, while bulls took over in all of the trading session. The equity market showed no sign of losing steam as the major average jumped 43 points on Tuesday and extended its gains further on Wednesday and Thursday with rallies of 51 points and 36 points, respectively. Nepse accumulated a total of 197.6 points or 13.77% to close the week at 1,632.17 points.

KATHMANDU: A sharp slide in Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) pushed the benchmark index almost 40 points lower in the first few minutes of the trading session on Thursday. Nonetheless, the morning selloff was short-lived as buyers took heavy positions thereafter, pushing the index in green by mid-session. The index rose further in the latter trading hours to close the last trading day of the week with a gain of 36.05 points at 1,632.17 points.

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rallied sharply in the morning on Wednesday adding more than 25 points. The benchmark index neared 1,600 points at mid-session. Despite a brief correction, Nepse ended the day 50.93 points higher at 1,596.13 points.

Nepse zooms past 1,500 points

February 26, 2020 11:02 am

KATHMANDU: Stocks opened Tuesday's trading on a weak footing driven by early profit booking. However, following a sharp recovery to 1,500 points, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plateaued in the psychological mark. The major average then witnessed a significant advance pushing the index higher by 43.02 points to close the day at 1,545.19 points.

KATHMANDU: The local equity market saw some of its best trading session as Nepse experienced considerable upward movement throughout Sunday's session. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shot up by over 34 points, within the first 15 minutes of trading before correcting slightly within an hour. Nonetheless, buyers took heavy long positions after mid-day, pushing the index above 1,500 points in the afternoon. Eventually, the benchmark index ended the day up 69.56 points or 4.85% at 1,504.14 points.

KATHMANDU: Nepali stocks saw one of its best weeks as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index closed in green in all five trading sessions. Upbeat trading was visible from the very beginning as Sunday was marked by a gain of over 19 points. Subsequently, the index shot up by over 34 points on Monday followed by a slightly subdued trading on Tuesday where the index added modest 2 points. Nonetheless, the index stretched its gaining streak in the remaining trading sessions with advances of 5 points and 29 points on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Consequently, the week's gain totaled to 89.98 points or 6.69% as Nepse ended at 1,434.58 points.

KATHMANDU: Stocks continued its positive momentum in the last trading day of the week. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index started Thursday’s session on an upbeat note and succeeded to hold its ground throughout the trading hours. At the close, Nepse index was 29.32 points higher at 1,434.27 points.

Nepse up for a fourth straight session

February 20, 2020 10:29 am

KATHMANDU: After a brief rise early in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pulled back sharply and shed more than 10 points within the first hour of Wednesday's trading session. Nonetheless, the index recouped all of its losses to close the day with a moderate gain. At the close, Nepse settled at 1,405.25 points – up 5.24 points against the session earlier.

KATHMANDU: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shot up by 18 points in the morning as strength carried over to Tuesday's trading. However, sellers took over the latter trading session with the index declining steadily to trade briefly in red in the last trading hour. A slight recovery toward the close meant the benchmark index ended the day 1.77 points at 1,400.01 points.

KATHMANDU: Stocks witnessed slight gain in the initial trading hour on Sunday. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plateaued at mid-day before posting a steady advance in the latter trading hours. The Nepse index ended Sunday's trading on a firmly bullish note with a gain of 19.39 points at 1,363.97 points.

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened the week on a slightly bearish footing as it gave up over 13 points on Sunday.

Nepse extends gain for third straight day

February 13, 2020 09:56 am

KATHMANDU: After crossing 1,350 points mark in the morning on Wednesday, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index succumbed to some selling pressure and pulled back to its opening level at around 1,141 points within the first hour. Nonetheless, the index held ground in the positive territory throughout the session to finally 4.6 points higher at 1,345.97 points.

Nepse up for a second straight day

February 12, 2020 09:55 am

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed a surge in the morning on Tuesday before pulling back slightly at mid-day. Nonetheless, the index saw strength throughout the latter trading hours and wavered around 1,140 points. At the close, the index registered a gain of 17.11 points to close the day at 1,341.38 points.

KATHMANDU: Local stocks remained under pressure throughout Sunday's trading session as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropped more than 10 points in the initial trading hour. After a failed attempt of recovery after midday, the market saw a steady decline pushing the index 13.70 points lower at 1,319.99 points.

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened the week on an upbeat note. The index rallied over 21 points on Sunday and stretched its gains to Monday adding another 2.5 points on the run. Subsequently, some selling pressure was witnessed in mid-week after the market traded at around 1,350 points pulling the major average down by 12 points on Tuesday. While the index rose more than 5 points on Wednesday, Thursday was marked by a loss of roughly 9 points. Eventually the index, closed the volatile week at 1,333.69 points registering a gain of 8.31 points or 0.63%.

KATHMANDU: Stocks dipped sharply from the opening trading hour on Thursday. The stock market continued its journey to negative side of the spectrum toward the closing trading session as selling pressure prevailed in the market. At the end of trading, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index was down 8.67 points to close the week at 1,333.69 points.

Nepse slightly up as sectors end mixed

February 6, 2020 10:20 am

KATHMANDU: Stocks witnessed a choppy session on Wednesday as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded within a confined range on Wednesday. The major average opened on a positive note and climbed above 1,340 points in the morning. The index fell in red for a couple of times at midday, but an advance toward the close saw the index end 5.31 points higher at 1,342.36 points.

Nepse snaps three-day winning run

February 5, 2020 11:44 am

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) witnessed indecision in the first half of Tuesday's trading. The Nepse index wavered around the opening level of 1,350 points till mid-session before finally succumbing to selling pressure in the closing hours. The late decline saw the benchmark index shed 12.09 points to end the day's trading at 1,337.05 points.

KATHMANDU: Stocks continued to soar as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index began the week on a highly optimistic note. Buyers were in full control of the market since the beginning of Sunday's session. After gaining over 16 points in the morning, the benchmark index dropped slightly at mid-day. Nonetheless, the index saw a steady advance in the latter trading hours closing the day 21.26 points higher at 1,346.64 points.

KATHMANDU: After witnessing notable selling pressure on Sunday, the week's trading was marked by upbeat trading. On the first trading day of the week, Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index tumbled more than 20 points but recouped all its losses on the very next day as Monday saw the index recoup 24 points.

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index maintained positive bias for most of the session on Thursday. A steady advance with alight dips saw the benchmark index add 19.51 points, or 1.49%, to close the day at 1,325.38 points on the last trading day of the week.

Stocks up for a second consecutive day

January 29, 2020 09:04 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: After climbing over 16 points to 1,316 points in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pulled back slightly at mid-day. The index then wavered around 1,310 points in the latter trading hours. Following the choppy trading session, Nepse closed the day at 1,306.15 points – up 5.52 points against the session earlier.

KATHMANDU: After trading briefly in red in the morning, the major average staged a notable recovery in the afternoon. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded up 20 points at mid-session. After a slight correction thereafter, the index witnessed a steady advance to close the day at its intra-day high of 1,300.62 points. The gain tally for the day stands at 23.95 points.

Nepse opens with 21-point loss

January 27, 2020 09:25 am

KATHMANDU: Local came under considerable pressure on Sunday. After losing around 14 points in the morning session, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index recouped some of its losses by mid-session. However, dragged by a sustained bearish pressure, the major average witnessed a steady decline in the latter trading hours. At the close, the benchmark index was down 20.79 points at 1,276.68 points.

KATHMANDU: Local stock kicked off the week on a remarkably positive footing as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rallied over 33 points on Sunday. However, the index pulled back sharply on Monday sliding over 26 points. While Tuesday was marked by a 3-points gain, equities came under pressure on Wednesday and Thursday. The major average extended its decline with consecutive losses of 7 points and 16 points in the respective sessions. Overall the index closed the week down 12.76 points or 0.97% at 1,297.47 points.