KATHMANDU, June 5: The participation of the general public in Nepal's securities market has been steadily increasing, with the number of demat (beneficiary) accounts nearing 6.3 million.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The stock market has been suspended for the day following a surge in the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) Index.

On Wednesday, the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) witnessed a remarkable surge, with the index adding an impressive 35.39 points and daily turnover hitting a one-year high of Rs 7 billion.

In a laudable move that underlines its commitment to maintaining the integrity of the stock market, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) has taken robust measures to curb unscrupulous trading practices. With the revision of regulations governing stock trading supervision, Nepse's proactiveness sends a resounding message that integrity and fairness will reign supreme within the country's sole share market.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Investors lost Rs 613 billion last year due to a heavy fall in the prices of shares of listed companies at the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse).

ZURICH, March 17: Credit Suisse rallied on the stock market Thursday after grabbing a $54 billion central bank lifeline in a bid to restore investor confidence but analysts remain wary about the major lender's future.

KATHMANDU, August 13: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) lost 75.63 points last week due the investors' fear of the possible bearish trend in the share market in the coming days.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) lost 26.97 points last week with the volatility appearing in the market due to the possible rise in interest rate by the banks and financial institutions.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) on Tuesday fell 46.08 points to close at 2,030.59 points.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) is currently in what experts call a “bearish trend” mainly triggered by the uncertainties raised by the worsening performance of the country’s macroeconomic indicators.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Gagan Kumar Thapa has drawn the attention of the government and regulators to maintain stability in the share market and boost the confidence of investors.

KATHMANDU, May 9: A meeting of the NEPSE board of directors held on May 4 decided to open the secondary market from Monday to Friday, starting May 15.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw a firmly upbeat week after the country saw a spike in new Covid cases in the past week. Stocks started week firmly in green as the benchmark rose 73.04 points on Sunday. Further gains ensued as the market rose by 19.44 points and 49.18 points on Monday and Tuesday’s trading. After a small pullback of 30.51 points on Wednesday, the market capped week with another notable gain of 54.13 points. At the close, Nepse ended at 2,857.75 points, up 165.28 points against week earlier.

Nepse closes above 2,700 mark

January 9, 2022 19:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index climbed above 2,700 mark in the morning and traded in green throughout Sunday’s session. The index jumped more than 70 points at mid-day before a small correction dragged the index slightly lower. At the close, Nepse finished with a gain of 73.05 points at 2,765.51.

Nepse snaps four-week losing run

January 8, 2022 19:22 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Stocks opened week on a feeble note as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell around 18 points on Monday. However, the short correction ended with Nepse rallying almost 57 points on Tuesday. Further strength ensued with the benchmark rallying 92 points on Wednesday followed by a modest 12-point gain on Thursday. Consequently, Nepse ended the review period firmly higher with a gain of 6.04% or 143.49 points at 2,520.23.

Nepse shoots up to cross 2,400 mark

December 21, 2021 20:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Stocks moved sharply higher in morning trading before witnessing a small correction. The benchmark traded around 20 points higher for the first half of the session before an afternoon rally pushed the index firmly in positive territory. At the close, Nepse was up 56.73 points at 2,415.55.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The equity market continued to suffer with the Nepse index ending in red for a fourth consecutive week. Opening the week with an 88.70-point decline the bourse set a firmly negative tone for the review period. After faltering almost 80 points on Monday, a sharp recovery ensued. On Tuesday, the benchmark jumped 137.18 points. However, stocks corrected further on Wednesday and Thursday with the benchmark dipping 4.23 points and 37.88 points, respectively. The overall weekly decline was 73.23 points with Nepse ending at 2,376.74.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Heavy buying enthusiasm was seen in the local equity market as the index shot up by over 70 points in the morning. A sharp pullback ensued, but the index managed to trade firmly in green for most of the first half of Wednesday’s trading. However, aggressive selling was witnessed in Wednesday afternoon. At the close, Nepse ended 4.23 points lower at 2,414.62.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Nepalese equity market saw notable buying enthusiasm since the beginning of Tuesday’s session. After a surge of 60 points, the index saw minor correction at mid-day. Nonetheless, the bourse continued to advance hitting the two hour circuit breaker limit of positive 5%. After a trading halt for 40 minutes, the index rose another 1%, as Nepse closed the session at day’s circuit filter of positive 6%. Nepse witnessed a massive gain of 137.18 points to end at 2,418.84.

Nepse flat around 2,450

December 9, 2021 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The benchmark equity index extended its fall in the morning on Thursday. The benchmark dropped around 22 points before making a rebound towards its opening level at mid-day. Failing to hold ground in green, Nepse traded mostly in red before a small recovery at the closing minutes saw it close with a minor loss of 5.84 points at 2,449.97.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Stocks fell since the beginning of Wednesday’s trading session as the index dropped more than 25 points in the morning. A failed rebound attempt and a continuous dip thereafter saw the Nepse index hit a fresh 8-month low to close at 2,455.81. The day’s loss tally stood at 2,455.81.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The equity market opened Tuesday on a flat note but fell since the beginning of the session. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell below 2,800 mark in the morning and failed to make any notable recovery thereafter. The benchmark dipped around 100 points in the afternoon, before a small rebound helped the index close slightly off its intraday low. Nepse registered a loss of 79.79 points to end trading at 2,749.85.

Broad rally helps Nepse end above 2,900

September 12, 2021 19:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The equity market saw upbeat trading since the beginning of Sunday’s trading session. The Nepse index rose more than 40 points in the morning, before pulling back to 2,900 within the first hour of trading. Stocks continued to advance in the latter trading hours with the benchmark closing 71.43 points higher at 2,947.42.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded in red since the beginning of Wednesday’s trading. A continuous fall saw the index dip more than 60 points at mid-session. The benchmark plateaued thereafter and traded around 2,880 mark for most of the remaining trading hours. At the close, Nepse fell 60.02 points to close slightly above its intraday low at 2,876.59.

Nepse fails to extend gains

September 7, 2021 20:07 pm

KATHMANDU, September 7: Nepse registered a positive start to Tuesday’s session with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opening almost 20 points higher. However, the index immediately pulled back to trade in the negative territory within a few minutes. Thereafter, the market witnesses the volatile session till the last hour being traded on lower note. At the close, Nepse fell 44.18 points to end the session at 2936.61.

KATHMANDU, September 3: The stock market opened the week’s trading on a feeble note with the benchmark Nepse index tanking more than 49 points on Sunday. After a holiday on Monday, the index extended its downfall with another sharp decline of more than 69 points on Tuesday. Despite the market’s attempt to hold ground on Wednesday, Nepse saw another dip of more than 50 points on the last trading day of the week. Eventually, Nepse ended its 4-day trading week with a loss of 167.16 points or 5.40% at 2.926.89.

KATHMANDU, August 24: The equity market remained under pressure since the opening of Tuesday’s session. After dipping around 13 points initially, the index made a recovery to trade briefly in green. However, relentless selling pressure in most of the composite sectors kept the index on a steady decline throughout the afternoon. At the close, Nepse lost 56.03 points to end at 3,124.87.

KATHMANDU, August 20: The equity index fell on Sunday following the unveiling of monetary policy by Nepal Rastra Bank. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell 24.57 points to begin week but found footing thereafter. The index added 5.75 points on Monday, followed by a gain of 0.23 points on Tuesday. A broad rally pushed the index 38.71 points higher on Wednesday before Thursday’s correction of 18.17 points erased most of Nepse’s weekly gain. Eventually, Nepse ended week with a gain of 1.88 points or 0.06% at 3,180.79.

KATHMANDU, August 19: The equity market opened above 3,200 mark but succumbed to selling pressure in the latter trading hours. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index hovered around 3,200 mark for most of the afternoon. A final hour dip saw the index close more than 18 points lower at 3,180.86.

KATHMANDU, August 18: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell slightly in the morning before an advance pushed the market in positive territory by mid-day. Stocks continued to climb in the afternoon with the index adding as much as 60 points in the afternoon. Following a slight retracement in the closing minutes, Nepse ended the day around 38 points higher at 3,198.60.

KATHMANDU, August 17: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index climbed around 3,175 mark in the morning before correcting sharply to trade in red at mid-day. Nonetheless, the index hovered around the opening level throughout the latter half of the session. The benchmark finally ended with a 0.23 point’s rise at 3,160.32.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index climbed higher in the morning but dipped sharply thereafter, pushing the index in negative territory. Although the index recouped its morning losses, the market remained fairly stable to close the day slightly in green. On Monday, the benchmark traded around 5.75 points higher to settle at 3,160.09.

KATHMANDU, August 10: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded marginally higher in Tuesday morning and hovered around 3,125 mark for most of the beginning trading hour. However, stocks saw steady advance after mid-day with the Nepse rallying as much as 55 points. At the close, Nepse stood at 3,161.56 – a jump of more than 51.97 points compared to the session earlier.

KATHMANDU, August 4: After opening firmly higher, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pulled back sharply but managed to trade in green in the morning. The benchmark witnessed lackluster trading thereafter, with the index hovering marginally in positive territory throughout Wednesday’s session. At the close, Nepse ended with a gain of 12.05 at 3,123.15.

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, Feb 24: The equity market opened Wednesday’s session in green but a minor correction pulled the Nepse index towards red in the morning. Nonetheless, stocks recovered after mid-day and traded in green throughout the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse stood 12.56 points higher to finish at 2,599.08.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The equity market opened Tuesday’s session in green but gave up its gains in the latter trading hours. After trading briefly in red in the morning, some recovery in the bourse ensued. However, with active profit taking seen in majority of sectors, selling pressure was evident in afternoon trading hours. Nepse ended the day with a loss of 29.01 points at 2,532.46.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened week with a notable gain with the benchmark rallying over 5-points on Sunday. Strength in the equity market carried over to Monday’s trading where Nepse rose another 16 points. Stocks swung between losses and gains thereafter. The index fell almost 18 points on Tuesday but recouped those losses on Wednesday. However, sellers prevailed in the last trading day of the week with the index falling 16.55 points. Consequently, the index closed the week 50.66 points or 2.13% higher at 2,425.30.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened Tuesday’s trading on a flat note. However, a dip in the first few minutes of trading saw the benchmark fall more than 20 points. The market recouped its morning losses at mid-day and traded in green in the afternoon. A small correction towards the closing hours saw the index register a modest loss of 3.54 points to end trading at 2,165.60.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The local equity market opened Monday’s session firmly higher with most of the companies extending previous day gains. However, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gave up some of its earlier advance within the first trading hour. Though the index traded in positive territory for most of the afternoon, selling pressure in the final minutes pushed the index in red. At the close Nepse ended at 2,169.04 – down 6.36 points against Sunday’s close.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The stock market opened the week’s trading on a mildly positive note. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded around 5 points higher in the morning. After a brief dip towards red at mid-day, the benchmark maintained positive bias throughout the latter trading hours. Following flat trading for most of the afternoon, a last hour rally led the Nepse to a gain of 12.77 points to settle at 1,410.34 points.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Stocks saw weakness in the early hours of Sunday’s trading. Despite closing flat on Thursday, the local bourse experienced elevated selling pressure in the first hour. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index fell as low as 1,362 points in the morning. However, with investors taking major buying positions around that level, the index staged a recovery to climb above the opening level at mid-day. Following another pullback towards red, a last hour advance saw the index close the day fairly in green. Nepse ended Sunday’s trading 11.3 points higher at 1,392.68 points.

KATHMANDU, July 13: A sharp rally in the morning saw the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shoot up by almost 20 points in the first half an hour of trading. The index pulled back thereafter but maintained a positive stance throughout the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse registered a gain of 9.02 points to settle at 1,340.29.

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.