KATHMANDU, July 30: The Nepal Stock Exchange opened the week on a strong note as the index saw a gain of more than 54 points on Sunday. After a modest correction of 8 points on Monday, stocks stretched its gaining momentum. On Tuesday, Nepse added 29 points followed by a gain of 15 points on Wednesday. The last trading day of the week saw minor selling pressure with the index ending around 15 points lower. Subsequently, Nepse ended the week 2.51% or 75.49 points higher at 3,004.33.
KATHMANDU, July 29: The stock market opened above the 3100 mark in the pre-opening session on Thursday. However, the market pulled back immediately to trade in the red zone. Thereafter, the benchmark index managed to recoup its earlier losses within the first hours of trading. But the market continued to trade in the negative territory for the most of the session. At the end, Nepse was down by 15.13 points at 3079.82.
KATHMANDU, July 29: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened Wednesday’s trading firmly higher and traded above the 3,100 mark in the beginning trading hour. However, with selling pressure seen in hydropower stocks, the broader market witnessed a pullback. The benchmark traded briefly in red in the afternoon before a small recovery helped the index close with a gain of 15.30 points. Nepse ended Wednesday’s session at 3,094.95.
KATHMANDU, July 27: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened with a sharp dip with weakness seen in banking stocks. Nepse tanked close to 3,000 mark before a recovery pulled the index towards the opening level at mid-day. With sustained strength seen in energy stocks, the bourse continued to see a steady advance in the latter trading hours of Tuesday’s session. The benchmark ended with a gain of 29.23 points at 3,079.66.
KATHMANDU, July 26: After opening more than 16 points higher, a deep correction dragged the benchmark equity index towards negative territory within few minutes of trading. However, the index immediately recouped its earlier losses. The market continued to gyrate on either side of the spectrum for the first trading hour. Thereafter, the benchmark index remained on the lower side of the spectrum. At the end, the index settled with a minor loss of 8 points at 3050.43.
KATHMANDU, July 25: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened Sunday’s trading on a positive note and traded more than 30 points higher in the morning. Despite a minor pullback in the first hour, stocks continued to see strength in the latter trading hours. A steady rise seen in stocks saw the benchmark post a gain of more than 54 points to close Sunday at 3,058.64.
After a recovery in the last week of the fiscal year, the equity market saw further optimistic movement in the first week of fiscal year 21/22. With a boost seen in mutual fund sector driven by upbeat dividend announcements by two mutual fund schemes run by Laxmi Capital Ltd and strength seen in commercial banks, the broader market reflected confidence among investors. Turnover also improved as the bourse recorded a daily average turnover of over Rs. 10 billion.
KATHMANDU, July 22: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened Thursday’s trading almost flat and traded slightly in the positive territory for the first half of the session. A notable advance in mid-session saw the index almost hit 3,020 mark, before selling pressure in some of the sectors pulled the index back with the benchmark partially giving up day’s gains. At the close, Nepse was 18.76 points higher at 3,004.33.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Stocks opened Tuesday’s session in green with the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index trading briefly above 3,000 mark in the morning. The market saw some volatility in the first half of the session gyrating between 2,980 and 3,000 mark but a correction towards the closing hours dragged the index in negative territory. At Tuesday’s close, Nepse was down 9.01 points at 2,985.57.
KATHMANDU, July 19: Stocks opened firmly higher before profit booking in almost all of the sectors pulled the index sharply towards the opening level. However, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index managed to maintain positive bias throughout the latter trading hours. The index traded more than 30 points higher at mid-day, but gave up gains partially towards the close. Nepse closed up by 13.80 points at 2,994.42.
KATHMANDU, July 16: The equity market opened last trading week of the financial year 20/21 on an upbeat footing. Rallying more than 74 points on Sunday, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index reached 2,900 mark. However, on the court’s decision to reinstate the parliament and order to the president to appoint Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba as the prime minister, stocks saw weakness amidst uncertain political outlook.
KATHMANDU, July 15: Stocks opened Thursday’s session in green as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index added 10 points in the pre-open session. Stocks saw some selling pressure in the morning but the bourse managed to hover more than 5 points higher. Following a sharp move up towards 2,890 level, the index saw another pullback. Eventually, Nepse ended the day 11.33 points higher at 2,883.38.
KATHMANDU, July 14: After opening more than 10 points higher, a deep correction dragged the benchmark equity index towards negative territory. Nonetheless, the broader market pared the early losses to trade along the opening level in the afternoon. Movements remained modest thereafter, with the index settling with a gain of 1.01 points at 2,872.05.
KATHMANDU, July 14: The equity market extended its losses to start Tuesday’s session in red. After dipping around 5 points, The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index staged a rebound crossing 2,880 mark within the first trading hour. Nonetheless, stocks corrected the rafter but maintained positive bias throughout the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse settled with a gain of 16.34 points at 2,871.03.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Nepse registered a positive start to Monday’s session with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opening almost 30 points higher. The index pulled back slightly to trade along with the opening level throughout the beginning trading hour. However, selling pressure prevailed with the index plunging more than 50 points in late afternoon following the supreme court’s direction to reinstate the parliament. Consequently, investors took a defensive approach with the immediate political outlook remaining unclear, refraining from taking any major long positions. At the close, Nepse fell 44.98 points to end the session at 2,854.84.
KATHMANDU, July 11: Stocks maintained positive bias since the beginning of Sunday’s trading session. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shot up by more than 40 points in the morning before registering a slight correction. Nonetheless, stocks continued to see strength in the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse rose 74.71 points recouping its July losses to settle at 2,899.82.
KATHMANDU, July 9: The equity market began week with continuation of downtrend as Sunday saw the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dip 8.48 points. On Monday, the benchmark lost 11.78 points followed by a decline of 4.63 points on Tuesday. Losses intensified on Wednesday as Nepse gave up another 16.98 points to close just above 2,800 mark. Nonetheless, after four straight days of loss, stocks found some footing with Nepse clawing back 23.98 points on Thursday, keeping the weekly loss below 20 points. The index fell 17.89 points or 0.63% in the week on review to end at 2,825.11.
KATHMANDU, July 8: The equity market opened Thursday’s session with a marginal dip and traded in red for most of the beginning trading hour. Nonetheless, stocks saw strength after mid-session with the Nepse index registering a steady advance in the afternoon. The last trading day of the week saw the benchmark close with a daily gain of 23.97 points at 2,825.11.
KATHMANDU, July 7: Stocks traded briefly in green before pulling back towards the opening level in the morning. Subsequently, the benchmark traded flat for most of the first half of Wednesday’s trading session. Nonetheless, selling pressure in the afternoon dragged the index towards negative territory. At the close, Nepse registered a loss of 16.97 points or 0.6% to end at 2,801.13.
KATHMANDU, July 6: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened the session slightly in green before reverting towards the opening level. The index climbed over 10 points briefly in the morning, but witnessed a strong pullback dragging the index in red. Stocks saw lackluster trading thereafter hovering close to the opening level throughout Tuesday’s session. At the close, Nepse ended 5.24 points lower at 2,818.11.
KATHMANDU, July 5: Stocks remained under pressure throughout the session despite a higher open on Monday. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell more than 10 points in the morning before clawing its way back towards the opening level at mid-day. However, with modest buying interest seen in almost all of the sectors, stocks remained in negative territory throughout the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse posted a loss of 11.78 points to end at 2,822.74.
KATHMANDU, July 4: The local stock exchange opened Sunday’s session slightly in green. The benchmark Nepse index traded more than 10 points higher in the morning before a steady decline dragged the market in the negative territory. Nepse fell around 5 points at mid-session and hovered along the opening level for most of the remaining trading hours. At the close, Nepse ended with a minor loss of 8.48 points at 2,834.52.
KATHMANDU, July 3: The government’s tax collection from the stock exchange market has increased multifold in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year along with an upsurge in the transaction amount in the secondary market during the period.
KATHMANDU, July 2: Local stocks opened week on a positive note as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index recouped 27.18 points on Sunday, following a loss of more than 125 points in the week earlier. Monday saw a modest gain of 5.32 points, while Tuesday witnessed continuation of correction. In Tuesday’s session the benchmark plunged 47.5 points, followed by a 4.12 point’s decline on Wednesday. However, ending week on a slightly upbeat note, the benchmark index rose 19.12 points to recoup losses from the prior sessions of the week. Eventually, Nepse ended the week unchanged at 2,843.
KATHMANDU, July 1: The equity market opened session slightly in green and rose sharply in the beginning trading hour. Despite a modest pullback, the benchmark continued to rise till mid-session reaching as high as 2,867. However, stocks changed course in the remaining trading hours. Selling pressure in afternoon saw the index give up most of the early gains to settler Thursday’s trading with an advance of 19.12 points. Nepse finished session at 2,843.
KATHMANDU, June 30: The local bourse slid sharply in the morning with Nepse trading below 2,800 mark. A failed recovery attempt thereafter saw the index falter further reaching as low as 2,782. However, stocks found some ground in the second half of Wednesday’s session. A sharp recovery seen in finance and development bank stocks pushed the index close to its opening level. Consequently, Nepse finished the day down 4.13 points against the session earlier at 2,823.88.
KATHMANDU, June 29: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened slightly higher and traded flat in the beginning trading hour. Stocks fell slightly at mid-day before making a modest recovery. However, stocks continued to remain under pressure as the bourse saw a steady decline till Tuesday’s close. Nepse ended the day with a 47.50-point dip at 2,828.
KATHMANDU, June 28: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened Monday’s session firmly in green and traded above 2,900 mark briefly. Despite slight correction in the beginning hour, Nepse traded mostly in green in the first half of the session. Stocks plateaued thereafter with a final hour dip dragging the index in the negative territory. A last minute recovery helped the index close with a gain of 5.11 points at 2,875.50.
KATHMANDU, June 28: Stocks climbed higher in the morning with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index advancing more than 30 points higher. A sharp pullback dragged the index towards negative territory at mid-day. However, with buyers gaining control in the latter part of the session, Nepse saw a steady advance in the afternoon. Nepse finished Sunday’s trading slightly off its intraday high at 2,870.18 – down 27.17 points against the session earlier.
KATHMANDU, June 25: Stocks stretched their losing run opening the week with a sharp dip. On Sunday, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell 63.10 points followed by a 70.91 points’ rout on Monday. With the index dipping more than 190 points in five consecutive sessions, the bourse saw notable buying pressure at mid-week. The benchmark recouped 79.43 points on Tuesday. However, the rebound was cut short by further selling pressure towards the end of the week. The Nepse index plunged 53.88 points on Wednesday, while Thursday saw a relatively modest dip of 16.96 points. Overall, the index registered a decline of 125.42 points in the review period, its biggest weekly loss in more than a year. The 4.23%-dip saw the index end at 2,843.
KATHMANDU, June 24: Despite a higher opening, the Nepalese stock market’s benchmark fell steeply in the first few minutes of trading. Stocks saw choppy trading thereafter and showed a lack of direction but traded mainly in negative territory. A surge in the afternoon pushed the index around 15 points higher but the advance was short-lived with the index pulling back in the closing hour. Nepse finished Thursday’s trading 16.96 points lower at 2,843.
KATHMANDU, June 23: The Nepalese equity market opened firmly in green but slipped sharply in the morning. The index fell more than 20 points in the morning, before climbing above the prior close briefly. Further, stocks struggled after mid-day falling below 2,900 mark. A steady decline in the latter trading hours saw the benchmark fell 53.88 points to end at 2,859.96.
KATHMANDU, June 22: Local stocks traded in green in the morning before regressing towards negative territory briefly. Nepse went as low as 2,825 before buyers gained control of the market. By mid-day, the benchmark was up by more than 15 points. The index continued to see steady advance throughout the latter part of the trading session. By Tuesday’s close, Nepse staged a massive rebound to end the day with a gain of 79.43 points at 2,913.84.
KATHMANDU, June 21: The local stock market opened in green but moved sharply lower within first few minutes of trading. A brief recovery pushed the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index in positive territory but the equity market failed to sustain its gains. Aggressive selling pressure was witnessed in the latter half of the session with the index closing slightly above its intra-day low at 2,834.41. The day’s loss stood at 71.06 points.
KATHMANDU, June 21: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened this week’s trading on a significantly weak note. The equity market’s benchmark Nepse index opened slightly higher but gave up early gains as all stocks faced notable selling pressure. The index fell around 30 points by mid-day and gave further ground towards the closing hours. At the end of Sunday’s session, Nepse finished at 2,905.32 – down 63.11 points against the session earlier.
KATHMANDU, June 19: Stretching the gaining streak, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened week on a firmly bullish note. With gains of 38.33 points and 42.72 points in Sunday and Monday’s trading session on the back of record volumes, the index hit a fresh closing high at 3,025.83. The market lost some steam at mid-week, with the index losing a modest 3.72 points. However, a sharp plunge ensued following Sebon’s listing of 51 companies deemed overvalued by the regulator on Tuesday evening.
KATHMANDU, June 18: The benchmark index witnessed a highly volatile session on the last trading day of the week. After plunging around 25 points early in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed a sharp recovery towards positive territory. Thereafter, the benchmark gyrated between gains and losses in the latter trading hours. At the close on Thursday, the benchmark ended little changed with a decline of 1.30 points at 2,968.42.
KATHMANDU, June 16: Following the press release by Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon), stocks remained firmly under pressure throughout Wednesday’s session. Stocks plunged in the beginning trading hour, but hovered over 3,000 mark in the first half of the trading session. However, a sharp selling pressure in the latter hours pushed the benchmark 52.39 points lower to close at 2,969.72.
KATHMANDU, June 15: The stock market crossed 3,050 mark for the first time in early morning trading on Tuesday, with Nepse opening at 3,064. However, stocks lost its footing on the back of aggressive profit booking paring all of the morning gains before mid-session. The index also fell below the opening level briefly in the afternoon. After hovering along the opening level towards the latter part of the session, Nepse ended the day with a decline of 3.72 points at 3,022.11.
KATHMANDU, June 14: The equity market continued to see strength as Nepse traded in green throughout Monday’s trading. Stocks moved sharply higher in the first trading hour with Nepse reaching as high as 3,050. However, the bourse gave up most of its early gains in a sharp mid-day pullback. The benchmark hovered around 3,020 mark thereafter, finally ending Monday’s trading at 3,025.83.
KATHMANDU, June 14: The local stock market began Sunday’s session on an upbeat note with the Nepse index climbing more than 30 points higher in the first few minutes of trading. Even though Nepse traded in green throughout the trading hours, stocks witnessed high volatility in the early hours. Following a consolidation in the afternoon at around 2,970 mark, the index registered further gains towards the close. The benchmark ended the day 38.32 points higher at 2,983.11.
KATHMANDU, June 12: Following a gain of 41.37 points in the week earlier, the bourse continued to see upbeat movement since the beginning of the week. On Sunday, the local equities’ benchmark Nepse shot up by more than 50 points. After closing little changed on Monday, Tuesday saw another advance of 53.44 points. Stocks gave some ground towards the latter half of the week. Nepse index fell 13.56 points on Wednesday followed by a modest dip of 1.80 points on Thursday. Despite some retracement seen towards the end of the week, Nepse ended firmly higher at 2,944.78 points with a weekly gain of 88.01 points or 3.08%.
KATHMANDU, June 11:Despite opening more than 20 points higher in the early hours, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) remained under pressure. Gains were truncated in the latter part of the session with some sectors dragging the benchmark lower. Nonetheless, Nepse managed to end Thursday’s trading essentially flat at 2,944.78. The day’s loss stood at 1.8 points or 0.06%.
KATHMANDU, June 9: After trading briefly above the 3,000 mark, the benchmark of Nepalese equities pulled back firmly towards opening 2,960 level. Following a failed attempt to recoup early morning gains, the broader market remained under pressure in the latter half of the session. Nepse ended the day with a modest loss of 13.56 points to end Wednesday at 2,946.58.
KATHMANDU, June 8: Stocks opened session in green and plateaued for the first half an hour of Tuesday’s trading session. Nonetheless, with finance and development bank stocks stretching upward movement further, the Nepse index climbed as high as 2,960 around mid-day. After a brief consolidation in late afternoon, the index closed the day at its intra-day high of 2,960.14 – up 53.44 points against the session earlier.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The benchmark equity index opened firmly higher but pulled back towards the opening level at mid-day. Retracement seen in heavyweight banks dragged the Nepse index towards negative territory in the afternoon but losses remained modest. Stocks found some footing at the end of the trading session with Nepse finishing session essentially flat at 2,906.70 – down a modest 0.21 points against session earlier.
KATHMANDU, June 6: Stocks rallied sharply in Sunday morning as the broad based Nepse index touched 2,920 mark for the first time in its history. A sharp pull-off saw the market give up most of its earlier gains before holding its footing around 2,900 mark in the latter part of the session. Eventually, Nepse ended the day with a gain of more than 50 points to end at 2,906.91.