KATHMANDU: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened on a high note in the first trading hour. However, it failed to hold its gains for a longer period. The index then, traded flat in the last trading session to close the day with a moderate gain of 4.45 points. Nepse ended Tuesday's trading at 1259.01 points.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Access to finance has emerged as the biggest obstacle to Nepali firms after the country headed toward political stability and stable supply of electricity, a recent survey carried out jointly by Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) and The Milken Institute (MI) shows.

Nepse stoops to three-year low

February 15, 2019 12:30 pm

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) dropped to three-year low of 1,112.87 points on Thursday as stocks carried over weaknesses to the last trading day of the week. The benchmark index shed more than 8 points in the first half of Thursday’s session and then wavered throughout the latter trading hours.

KATHMANDU: Stocks came under slight pressure at the beginning of trading on Tuesday. Nonetheless, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pared its initial losses in the afternoon and maintained a slight positive bias throughout the remaining session. At the close, the index registered a gain of 2.83 points to settle at 1,147.10 points.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has allowed stock brokerage firms to provide margin lending to investors.

KATHMANDU: The benchmark equity index began the week's trading on a weak note. The first trading session of the week on Sunday saw the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) witness a loss of more than 10 points on the day. However, the Nepse index recovered slightly and added over 2 points on Monday.

Nepse continues its sluggish run

January 31, 2019 10:22 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Trading turned choppy on Wednesday as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) continued to show lack of direction. The market has restrained between a narrow ranges of 1,160 to 1,170 points for an eighth straight session.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) has backed away from a plan to make personal account number (PAN) mandatory for investors for trading in the secondary market, citing pushback from investor lobby groups.

KATHMANDU: Weakness carried over from the previous day to the beginning of Tuesday's session as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shed over 5 points in the initial trading hour on Tuesday. The index recouped all its initial losses to trade higher in the afternoon and closed 0.78 points higher to close at 1,168.83 points.

Stocks close the week slightly higher

January 19, 2019 03:05 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index which traded range bound in the previous week, witnessed slight strength in this week's trading. In spite of a slightly skeptic start on Sunday with a loss of almost 6 points, the benchmark index recovered all the initial losses by mid-week. After recouping 3 points on Monday, Tuesday saw the equity index add more than 17 points.

Nepse snaps four-day winning run

December 19, 2018 13:28 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Trading began on a slightly positive note on Tuesday. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index climbed marginally in early trading. However, a significant drop in stock prices followed, dragging the index down by almost 17 points. The index then wavered in the remaining trading hours to close slightly above its intraday low. Eventually, Nepse closed at 1,168.17 points – down by 14.61 points compared to Monday's closing.

Nepse gains for third straight day

December 17, 2018 10:23 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The market saw significant strength on the first trading day of the week. Stocks trading began on a positive note on Sunday as the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) rallied almost 20 points by midday. The index pulled back slightly from its intraday high of 1168.75 later in the afternoon. However, a short spike toward the close saw the Nepse index hold on to a gain of 18.89 points, or 1.64 percent, to close the day at 1,167.67 points.

Stocks snap four-week losing streak

December 15, 2018 08:57 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The equity market showed some sign of improvement this week after the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index hit one of the lowest levels seen in the last three years in the week earlier. Significant gains came from Sunday and Monday where the index added over 10 points and over 12 points, respectively.

Nepse ends week on positive note

December 14, 2018 08:39 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Stocks trading was lackluster till mid-session on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week. But stocks gained ground later in the afternoon and the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) closed 7.60 points higher at 1,148.78 points.

NEPSE index gains 7.6 points

December 13, 2018 17:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Nepal Stock Exchange index today increased 7.6 points to close at 1148.78. Likewise, the sensitive index, which measures the performance of class 'A' stocks, also surged 1.64 points to sit at 244.70.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Sitting and former finance ministers are in agreement on the possible measures to rescue the current share market from plunging further.

Nepse snaps two-day winning run

December 12, 2018 09:51 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Stocks logged gains in initial trading on Tuesday. However, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index began its decline in the afternoon session, giving up its earlier gains to trade slightly lower for the remaining session. At the close, Nepse dropped a modest 3.08 points to settle at 1,141.10 points.

Nepse begins the week in green

December 10, 2018 09:54 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index started the session on a positive note on Sunday. The benchmark Nepse index recouped some of its preceding week losses by maintaining positive bias throughout the session. At the close, the index was up 10.85 points at 1,131.70 points.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index started the session on a weak note, losing almost 10 points in the initial trading hour on Thursday. However, stocks surged after midday with the Nepse index erasing all its initial losses to trade almost 7 points higher. The index pulled back slightly toward the close, gaining 2.70 points to end the week at 1,120.84 points.

KATHMANDU: Stocks traded flat in early trade on Tuesday. However, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index moved slightly to the upside on midday and continued to maintain positive bias throughout the session eventually posting a gain of 10.27 points to close at 1,142.01 points.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The equity market remained under pressure since the beginning of Sunday's trading session ending the day firmly in the red. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) Index slumped over 17 points or 1.54 percent to close at 1,130.63 points. With the day's decline, the index hit a 3-year low.

Nepse at 52-week low of 1,149 points

November 30, 2018 01:05 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Stocks witnessed continuous decline throughout Thursday's trading session. Despite making marginal gains initially, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded on a weaker note, losing 10.37 points to end the last trading day of the week at 1,148.70 points.

Nepse index hits double-digit fall

November 29, 2018 17:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The price of shares in the domestic stock market has dropped by two digits.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) turned in a choppy trading session on Wednesday. Stocks initially traded in the upside with the benchmark index reaching an intra-day high of 1,163 points in the morning. However, stocks fluctuated thereafter maintaining negative bias over the course of remaining trading hours. At the close, Nepse posted a marginal loss of 2.10 point to settle at 1,159.38 points.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Following the sustained sell-off in the previous sessions, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index took off with a positive start on Tuesday. The advance in the beginning hours saw the Nepse index recoup all of the previous day's losses adding more than 6 points by mid-session. However, the equity market gave up its initial gains to settle the session with a marginal gain of 1.61 points at 1,161.43 points.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Stocks came under pressure throughout Monday's session. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index which traded slightly higher in the beginning, suffered in the latter trading hours. The index fell over 4 points till mid-session. Despite a modest recovery in the afternoon, the benchmark index dropped further to 1,160.28 points posting a daily loss of 6.35 points.

Nepse ends week with a marginal loss

November 23, 2018 08:09 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The local equity market turned in range-bound trading in the last session of the week. Despite a positive start, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gave up its earlier gains amid choppy trading activity witnessed on Thursday. At the close, Nepse index settled at 1,181.41 points, down 1.14 points or 0.10 percent compared to the session earlier.

Nepse snaps four-day losing run

November 22, 2018 08:39 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Stocks came under pressure in the beginning of Wednesday's session with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index losing more than 5 points in the first trading hour. The market, however, pared its losses in the afternoon session to close the day slightly higher. At the close, the benchmark index closed at 1,182.74 points -- up by one point.

Stocks extend losses

November 21, 2018 09:41 am

KATHMANDU: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index, which maintained negative bias for most of the trading hours, witnessed a sharp decline in the closing minutes on Monday. As a result, the benchmark index shed 8.36 points to close at 1,181.84 points.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The benchmark equity index witnessed a continuous decline throughout Monday's session. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index which fell below the 1,200 points mark in the previous session added to its previous losses shedding 5.90 points. At the close, the index settled at 1,189.56 points.

Nepse slips below 1,200 points

November 19, 2018 10:41 am

KATHMANDU: Stocks came under pressure in the first trading day of the week as the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropped more than 11 points in the beginning hour. Weakness continued in the remaining trading hours with the index closing at 1,194.87 points, down 10.14 points compared to the session earlier.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Stocks resumed post holidays trading on Sunday. However, trading remained largely affected by glitches in the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse)'s official website in the first few sessions of the week. The benchmark Nepse index shed almost 30 points in the first two trading days.

Stocks end week with a modest drop

November 16, 2018 00:05 am

KATHMANDU: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) posted a loss of 3.36 points to settle at 1,205.20 points on Thursday. Though the benchmark index had begun trading session of the last week on a positive note by gaining more than 5 points in the initial trading hour, stocks struggled to hold on to the earlier gains and ended the day in red.

Stocks unchanged in choppy trading

November 15, 2018 08:14 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The secondary market witnessed a slightly volatile trading session on Wednesday. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened the day on a negative note and shed 4 points by mid-session. However, stocks staged a rebound in the latter hours, helping the index to post a modest gain of 0.98 points to settle at 1,208.56 points.

Stocks decline as Nepse slide continues

November 13, 2018 09:12 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Weakness prevailed in the market on the second trading day of the week as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plunged to the lowest level since early September. The index shed 13.03 points to settle at 1,192.75 points on Monday.

Nepse down 17 points

November 12, 2018 09:44 am

KATHMANDU: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index struggled throughout Sunday’s trading session. The index fell sharply in the initial trading hours and shed more than 14 points by mid-session. Though the selling pressure eased slightly in the final trading hours, Nepse still posted a notable loss of 17.31 points to close the day at 1,205.22 points.

NEPSE index suffers modest dip

November 3, 2018 18:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Nepal Stock Exchange index has suffered a slight decline to close at 1,220.98 points on the last trading day of the week as compared to the first trading day, which shut at 1227.50.

KATHMANDU: Stocks saw significant strength in the initial trading session on Tuesday with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) Index adding almost 7 points. The index pulled back slightly in the afternoon erasing most of its earlier gains. Nonetheless, the index rose towards the final trading hours posting a gain of 7.43 points. At the close, Nepse settled at 1,224.36 points.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Stocks continued losing streak on Monday as the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shed 10.56 points to close at 1,216.93 points.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) Ltd is all set to launch the fully-automated trading system from next week.

Banking stocks pull Nepse down

October 29, 2018 09:17 am

KATHMANDU: The sole securities market of Nepal witnessed weakness throughout the trading period on the week’s first day. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index, which fell sharply in the beginning hours, consolidated slightly mid-session. Nonetheless, stocks failed to recover the day’s losses, shedding 14.73 points to close at 1,226.38 points on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Weakness prevailed throughout the entire trading session on the last trading day of the week. Subsequently, stocks witnessed continuous decline with the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index ending firmly lower on the day. The index closed at 1,241.11 points, down 8.82 points or 0.71 percent compared to the session earlier.

Nepse returns to winning ways

October 25, 2018 08:58 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gained 8.09 points to close at 1,249.93 points on Wednesday. Though the market lacked vigor till afternoon, a surge in the final trading hour pushed the benchmark index to green penultimate trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU: Stocks fluctuated around the unchanged line for most of the initial trading session on Tuesday. Consequently, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) Index traded flat till mid-session. However, stocks came under slight pressure in the latter trading hours as the index dropped by a modest 2.70 points to end the day at 1,241.84 points.

Stocks start week on a positive note

October 15, 2018 09:05 am

KATHMANDU: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gained 14.15 points on Sunday -- the first trading day of the week. Though stocks, which saw strength in the initial trading hour, traded flat for most of the trading sessions, a surge toward the final trading hour pushed the benchmark index to 1,242.43 points at the close.

Share market enjoys a double-digit rise

October 14, 2018 16:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The domestic share market Sunday, the first day of the week, welcomed the Dashain, one of the greatest festivals of Nepalis, with a green signal.

Market ends week on a positive note

October 12, 2018 01:10 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gained 9.95 points to close the week at 1,228.28 points on Thursday. Though stocks slid in the first trading hour, a midday rebound helped the benchmark index pare all its initial losses to end the week on a positive note.

Nepse ends flat in lackluster trading

October 11, 2018 09:11 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) ended flat on Wednesday, as the benchmark index failed to hold onto the gain logged in the initial trading hour on the day. Nepse had gained almost 5 points in the initial trading hour. However, it was up by a meager 0.40 points to settle at 1,218.33 points at the close.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Market activity remained tepid on Tuesday as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) failed to extend gains. Though the benchmark index traded slightly higher in the initial trading session, gaining 7 points, it pared all its early gains to close 2.59 points down at 1,217.93 points.

Nepse snaps five-week winning streak

October 6, 2018 09:04 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) started the week on a lower note shedding more than 10 points on Sunday. Stocks further extended their losses dipping over 18 points on Monday's trading session. Despite the index recouping slight losses on Tuesday, weakness carried to the remaining trading sessions of the week. The index fell 10.76 points and 3.34 points on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Eventually, Nepse index recorded a weekly loss of 39.81 points or 3.14 percent to close at 1,227.37 points.