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, Aug 7: Despite some selling pressure seen early in the morning, buyers negated the sellers as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index closed almost unchanged at 1,381.38 points on Thursday. The benchmark index suffered a modest loss of 1.29 points.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The local bourse witnessed a delayed start on Wednesday due to technical error in the trading system. After opening 45 minutes late, stocks remained under pressure throughout Wednesday’s session. Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index fell around 22 points initially in the opening minutes. After a recovery attempt, losses worsened further as the index traded almost 30 points lower in the afternoon. However, the exchange found some ground towards the close recouping some of earlier losses. Nepse ended at 1,382.25 points – down 21.61 points against previous close.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 3: After seeing a month of upbeat trading as lockdown eased, the stock market made a significant recovery reaching as high as 1,560 points on intraday level in mid-July. Following some retracement from that point, the index accelerated losses on the first trading day of August as the rising coronavirus cases have stoked fear among investors. Hence, sellers remained in full control on Sunday’s trading.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The local stock market witnessed upbeat trading on the first trading day of the week. On Sunday, stocks closed firmly higher as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index added 1.56 percent. However, the buying pressure receded on Monday as the index pulled back a meager 0.18 percent. The exchange accelerated losses on Tuesday and Wednesday with declines of 0.52 percent and 1.61 percent, respectively, while Thursday was marked by a modest gain of 0.53 percent. Eventually, the index ended at 1,439.06 – down 3.55 points or 0.25 percent against the week earlier.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Thursday’s trading saw stocks open in green as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) rose about 6 points in the morning. The index trimmed its early gains to trade in negative territory at mid-session. Thereafter, the bourse staged a recovery from around 1,420-point mark to end the day with a gain of 7.53 points at 1,439.06 points.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Stock market came under considerable pressure on Wednesday’s trading. After a fall of nearly 14 points within an half hour of trading in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index tried to hold ground at mid-session. However, pulled by a constant bearish pressure, the market witnessed a steady decline till the final trading hours. At the close, the index stood at 1,431.52 points – down by 23.36 points against Tuesday’s close.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepse witnessed a relatively subdued trading on Tuesday. Despite opening higher and gyrating between gains and losses in the morning, stocks remained under pressure throughout the afternoon's session. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index shed 7.59 points to end Tuesday’s trading at 1,454.89 points.

KATHMANDU, July 27: After opening slightly higher and climbing over 10 points in the morning session, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index retreated in the session after the mid-day. Thereafter, the index managed to trade in green throughout the session, but witnessed a modest dip towards the close. At Monday’s close, the index edged 2.62 points lower to end at 1,462.48 points.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Stocks traded in green since the beginning of Sunday’s trading. After climbing over 12 points higher in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pulled back to its opening level. Nonetheless, stocks saw considerable strength after mid-day as most of the traded sectors advanced in the afternoon. At the close, Nepse settled at its intra-day high of 1,465.10 points – up 22.40 points compared to Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 23 : Though some early selling pressure was visible, the stock market recouped its initial losses to trade in green by mid-day on Thursday. Thereafter, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded in green in the latter trading hours. Following the afternoon advance, the benchmark ended the day with a gain of 10.13 points at 1,442.61 points.

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KATHMANDU, July 21: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened the session slightly higher but gave up the gains quickly as the trading began. A recovery attempt saw the index turn green in the first hour but selling pressure after midday pushed the index towards red. At the close, Nepse fell 14.99 points to end Tuesday’s trading at 1,449.94 points.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Despite opening the day almost 4 percent higher after pre-opening session, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index failed to sustain the early gain towards the closing hours. The index hit the first upper circuit limit of 4 percent within a couple of minutes of trading, triggering a trading break of 20 minutes. After resumption of the trading, the index hit its subsequent upper limit of 5 percent and forced another trading halt.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The stock market observed another upbeat session as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark traded in green throughout Wednesday’s trading hours.

KATHMANDU, July 13: After shooting up by over 12 points in the initial trading on Monday, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pared its gains to trade flat at mid-day. Stocks then wavered around the opening level in the latter trading hours as Nepse ended slightly higher. The benchmark added 2.12 points to close at 1,342.40 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, July 11: The post-lockdown relaxation trading has seen fairly favorable movement as investors saw another week of bullish movement. Despite the previous week closing with a 6 percent rout, the market remained fairly stable this week with four days of advance and one day of correction. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw a moderate gain and closed 9 points higher on Sunday. The following two sessions added to the gains as the index rose 33 points and 37 points on Monday and Tuesday. The index retraced 10 points on Wednesday, while Thursday was marked by a modest rise of 4 points. Overall, the index ended the review period 75 points or 4.23 percent higher at 1,331.10 points.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Some selling pressure was evident in the initial trading hour as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded 15 points lower in the morning. Nonetheless, stocks saw upbeat movement after mid-day as the market recouped earlier losses to trade slightly in the green. Subsequently, the market wavered close to its opening level throughout the remaining trading hours. The index ended the day with a modest gain of 4.57 points at 1,331.10.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Stocks began Wednesday’s trading on a negative note as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropped 17  points in the morning before pulling back in the positive territory.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Market sentiment remained firmly bullish throughout the trading session on Tuesday. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shot up by 30 points within the first half an hour of trading. Following a minor pullback at mid-day, the stock market witnessed a steady advance in the late afternoon to close Tuesday’s trading firmly higher. Nepse settled at 1,336.66 points – up 37.93 points against the previous session.

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, July 3: Despite opening the day in the green, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index succumbed to a massive selling pressure within the first 10 minutes of trading to trend in negative territory.

KATMANDU, July 1: Strength carried over from previous session on Wednesday’s trading, as stocks shot up since the beginning of the trading session. With the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index surging to hit the first circuit limit of 4 percent in the first half an hour, trading was halted for 20 minutes. After resumption, Nepse hit another circuit limit of 5 percent at mid-day further forcing another trading break of 40 minutes. Nepse quickly shot up to 6 percent, finally triggering a trading end for the day. Eventually, Nepse ended the day at 1,336.52 points.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Nepse witnessed one of its best days since March as the pandemic fear among investors seems to have subsided fairly. Sentiment remained positive since the opening of Tuesday’s trading.

KATHMANDU, June 29: As stocks went into a freefall, Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) has imposed the first circuit breaker in the stock market.

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.

Nepse ends week with 14-point gain

March 20, 2020 10:45 am

KATHMANDU: A sharp slide saw the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index lose more than 30 points in the first 10 minutes of trading on Thursday. However, the benchmark index witnessed a steady recovery thereafter, trimming all its morning losses by mid-session. With buyers slowly gaining control, the major average managed to close the day 13.50 points higher at 1,269.30.

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, March 14: The Nepalese bourse remained closed on Sunday and Monday on national holidays with the exchange opening only three out of five  trading days. Stocks resumed trading on Tuesday where the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw massive selling pressure triggering three circuit breakers of 4%, 5% and 6% at different time intervals. In the truncated trading session of just over an hour, the index slid over 86 points. The market overturned its losses recouping over 73 points on Wednesday only to give up most of its gains in the last trading day of the week. Thursday saw a drop of 45.91 points. Overall, the index shed 58.52 points or 4.08 points in the week to end at 1,377.18.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The local stock market faced a sharp slide in the morning session on the Thursday with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index giving up over 25 points in the first 20 minutes of trading. Some strength preceded as bulls tried to gain control thereafter. Nonetheless, the market failed to trade in green and witnessed a steady slide after midday. The benchmark index eventually shed a total of 45.91 points to close the week at 1,377.18 points.

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.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Weakness carried over to Monday's session as the equity market witnessed a sharp slide in the morning. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell almost 40 points in the beginning half an hour but staged a recovery. Nonetheless, the rebound was short lived as sellers dominated the latter trading session. The index hit its 2 hour lower circuit limit of 5% at 12:46 am before trading was halted for 40 minutes. On the resumption, Nepse sank further 1% to hit the day's negative circuit limit of 6% with more than 1 and a half hour of sessiormal trading hour remaining. With the session cut short, Nepse registered a loss of 96.06 points to settle at 1,495.30 points.

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, Feb 25: Despite an early attempt by the bourse to stretch its rally, gains remained truncated throughout Monday's trading session. Following a sharp rally of around 28 points in the early morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw a pullback. The index made further attempts to gather strength but sellers prevailed in the latter trading hours finally pushing the benchmark index in the red. The index lost 1.96 points to close Monday's trading at 1,502.18 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.