KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) on Monday nosedived 114.02 points to close at 2,698.24 points after the government passed the revised budget through parliament.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The equity index saw a sharp dip since the beginning of Thursday’s trading session. The index was down by almost 70 points within the first trading hour as a result of notable selling pressure. Selling momentum subsided slightly in the latter trading hours but the bourse failed to make any significant recovery. Nepse, subsequently, ended the last trading day of the week at 2,812.39 – down 76.65 points against the session earlier.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened slightly higher in the morning but dipped firmly within the first trading hour. The benchmark was down by around 25 points at mid-day with further selling pressure dragging the index lower in the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse stood at 2,889.03 – down 40.26 points against the session earlier.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: After trading around 15 points higher briefly in the morning, the market saw slight retracement to trade around the opening level at mid-day. Stocks saw lackluster trading thereafterwith Nepsehovering around 2,940 pine in the afternoon. Further, a late correction dragged the index slightly in the red. At Tuesday’s close, Nepse lost 18.54 points to settle at 2,929.29.

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 10: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened week with serious weakness with the benchmark dipping more than 100 points in the first trading day of the week. Sunday’s decline stood at a record 108.04 points. A sharp rally ensued on Monday as the benchmark rose by a whopping 161.94 points making another record for biggest daily gain. The volatility tapered off but the index remained under pressure in the latter part of the week. The index dropped 44.18 points on Tuesday and 60.02 points on Wednesday. The market remained unchanged on Thursday dipping a modest 0.61 point. Overall, the weekly loss stood at just over 50 points with Nepse closing at 2,875.98.

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 6: The stock exchange market on Monday gained a whopping 161.94 points after Finance Minister Janardan Sharma expressed his concern on the massively falling secondary market in recent days.

KATHMANDU, September 5: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) on Sunday underwent a landslide of 108.26 points in its index and closed at 2,818.72 points.

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, September 2: The equity market opened in positive territory but traded in red within the first trading hour on Thursday. After a failed recovery attempt at mid-day, the index continued to falter throughout the afternoon session. At the close, Nepse ended more than 50 points lower at 2,926.89.

KATHMANDU, September 1: The local bourse registered an upbeat start to Wednesday’s session with the index climbing more than 35 points in the first few minutes of trading. However, the index saw sharp decline bringing the market in the negative territory within the first hour. Another recovery pushed the index around 45 points higher, but further correction in the latter hours pulled the index towards the opening level with Nepse ending a modest 1.18 point up at 2,977.02.

KATHMANDU, August 31: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index remained under pressure throughout Tuesday’s trading hours. After dipping more than 30 points in the morning, the index recovered slightly. However, the index continued to falter in the latter trading hours. At the close, the benchmark was down 69.05 points to end at 2,975.84.

KATHMANDU, August 29: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rose in the morning on Sunday and traded above 3,100 mark briefly. However, the benchmark continued its downward momentum and pulled back slightly at mid-day. Further selling pressure in the latter trading hours saw the index tumble in the negative territory. At the close, Nepse lost 49.18 points to end at 3,044.87.

KATHMANDU, August 26: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed an upbeat start to Thursday’s session. The index climbed above 3,100 mark in the morning, but fell in the negative territory within the first hour of trading. However, the benchmark continued to climb after mid-day. Strength seen in energy stocks pushed the index higher in the afternoon. At the close, Nepse stood at 3,094.05 – up 17.60 points against the session earlier.

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 Finance Committee under the House of Representatives has directed the government to carry out an investigation immediately into the alleged involvement of some office-bearers of the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) and Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) in the share market and take action against them.

KATHMANDU, August 20: The Finance Committee under the House of Representatives has directed the government to carry out an investigation immediately into the alleged involvement of some office-bearers of the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) and Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) in the share market and take action against them.

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.

Nepse closes week higher

August 13, 2021 19:37 pm

KATHMANDU, August 13: The equity market opened week on a flat note as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index added a modest 0.68 point on Sunday. Lackluster trading stretched on Monday as the benchmark climbed another 1.47 points on Monday. Nonetheless, stocks saw strength at mid-week. The broad based index climbed 51.96 points on Tuesday, followed by a minor 0.85 advance on Wednesday. At the final trading day of the week, Nepse rose 16.5 points to end week at 3,162.41. Weekly gain stood at 71.46 points or 2.30%.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Stocks opened flat and traded mildly higher in the beginning of Thursday’s session. The benchmark climbed more than 20 points at mid-day before pulling back slightly. Nonetheless, the index continued to trade in green throughout the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse ended up 16.32 points at 3,178.91.

Energy stocks help market end in green

August 11, 2021 19:45 pm

KATHMANDU, August 11: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened sharply higher, and traded close to 3,200 mark briefly. The index corrected thereafter, and reverted towards the opening level by mid-day. Stocks saw lackluster trading in the afternoon with indecision prevailing in the trading session on Wednesday. At the close, Nepse saw a modest gain of 0.76 points and settled at 3,162.41.

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 9: The equity index opened Monday’s session in green and tested 3,120 mark early in the morning, from where the market reverted back towards the opening level. After a dip of around 8 points at mid-day, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index held ground to trade flat for the remaining trading hours. Nepse ended the day up by modest 1.47 points at 3,109.60.

KATHMANDU, August 9: The benchmark traded in green for most of Sunday’s trading session. Nepse reached as high as 3,120 mark at mid-session, before a steady decline pulled the market in the negative territory briefly towards the closing minutes. A late recovery pushed the index marginally in green with the benchmark ending a modest 0.66-point higher at 3,108.13.

Nepse closes week slightly higher

August 6, 2021 19:51 pm

KATHMANDU, August 6: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw upbeat movement since the beginning of the week. While Sunday and Monday saw gains of only 1.25 points and 4 points, buying pressure was seen at mid-week. The benchmark rose 26.02 points on Tuesday followed by a gain of 12.06 points on Wednesday. The final day of the week saw a modest correction as Nepse ended Thursday’s session 12.34 points in red.

KATHMANDU, August 5: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened in green but corrected firmly pulling the index back towards the opening level at around mid-day. The benchmark witnessed another advance but failed to hold ground in green as the market witnessed a gradual decline in the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse fell 16 points to settle at 3,107.45.

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.

KATHMANDU, August 4: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shot up in the morning on Tuesday before giving up early gains partially at mid-day. Stocks traded flat for most of the afternoon session. Nonetheless, a steady advance in the closing hours saw the index close firmly above 3,100 mark. At the close, the benchmark rose 26.02 points to settle at 3,111.09.

KATHMANDU, July 3: After opening above 3100 level, a slight correction pushed the benchmark equity index towards the negative note. Nonetheless, the market pared the early losses in the second hour of trading. Movements remained uncertain thereafter, with the market ending with a slight gain of 4.06 points at 3085.07.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Nepalese equities’ benchmark opened the day in green and traded close to 3,100 in the morning on the Sunday. However, stocks gave up its morning gains to trade around the opening level at mid-day. After lackluster trading in the afternoon, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index ended with a 1.26 point’s gain at 3,081.07.

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.

Nepse ends the week on red

July 29, 2021 19:38 pm

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 28: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) on Wednesday reached an all-time high index of 3,094.94 points.

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.