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.
KATHMANDU, June 4: Following the unveiling of the budget for the coming fiscal year, the stock market witnessed substantial enthusiasm on Sunday with a record turnover of over Rs. 17 billion. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rose 12.53 points on Sunday. Nonetheless, with profit taking seen in most of the sectors on the following day, Nepse gave up 45.07 points on Monday extending its losses to Tuesday where it lost another 11.71 points. The equity market made a significant recovery towards the end of the week registering gains of 55.98 points and 29.64 points on Wednesday and Thursday. Nepse rose 41.37 points or 1.47% in the week to finish at a fresh record at 2,856.77.
KATHMANDU, June 3: After inching close to all-time high in the prior day, the Nepal Stock Exchange made a fresh record on the last trading day of the week. The benchmark climbed more than 35 points in the morning before registering a minor retracement at mid-day. Further gains followed in the latter trading hours as the index closed the session slightly off its intra-day high at 2,856.77. The day’s gain stood at 29.64 points.
KATHMANDU, June 2: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened Wednesday’s session in green before correcting towards the opening level in the morning. Nonetheless, stocks continued to see strength after mid-day. A steady advance throughout the afternoon trading pushed the index 55.76 points to finish session at 2,827.13.
KATHMANDU, June 1: The equity market traded over 17 points higher in Tuesday morning, recouping some of the prior day losses. Nonetheless, extended profit booking in the session dragged the market lower as Nepse hovered close to the opening level for most of the afternoon. A dip in the final trading minutes saw the benchmark end with a 11.68 point’s decline at 2,771.15.
KATHMANDU, May 31: The equity market saw strength in the beginning trading hour as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index touched 2,850 mark briefly in the morning. However, aggressive profit taking continued thereafter. The index pulled back towards the opening level in the morning before making a brief recovery at mid-day. Gains remained truncated as selling pressure dragged the market in red in the latter part of the session. At Monday’s close, Nepse stood at 2,782.86 – a dip of over 45.07 points against the prior session.
KATHMANDU, May 30: Following modest corrections in the latter half of the prior week, stocks saw massive gains in Sunday morning. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rallied more than 35 points in the first trading hour before pulling back towards opening level. Nonetheless, the benchmark maintained positive bias throughout the afternoon. Following some correction in the final hour, Nepse ended the day 12.54 points higher at 2,827.93.
KATHMANDU, May 28: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index extended gains from prior week as the benchmark rose 32.81 points on Sunday. Stocks saw further advance on Monday but momentum tapered with the broad based index adding 3.05 points. Some correction was witnessed in the latter part of the week. Tuesday saw a modest 6.45-point’s decline in the equity market, while the exchange remained closed on Wednesday on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti. The benchmark ended little changed in the last trading session of the week closing with a 1.20-point’s dip. Overall, the gain tally for the week stood at 28.21 points or 1.01% as Nepse finsihed at 2,815.40.
KATHMANDU, May 27: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell sharply following Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB)’s restriction in short term trading by BFIs and investment in microfinance institutions. The market plunged in the morning with the benchmark giving up more than 50 points within first 5 minutes of trading. However, bulls gained control as the market made a quick recovery before settling around 30 point slower at mid-day. Further, stocks continued to climb in the latter part of the session as Nepse closed the day mildly lower at 2,815.40 – down 1.20 points against the session earlier.
KATHMANDU, May 26: The equity market witnessed notable weakness in the morning with the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index sliding almost 20 points lower in the morning. A sharp recovery ensued before the index finally found some footing around the opening level in the afternoon. A final hour dip saw the benchmark register a 6.47 point’s loss to settle Tuesday’s trading at 2,816.60.
KATHMANDU, May 24: The equity market’s benchmark opened firmly on a positive note and traded almost 30 points higher close to 2,850 in the morning. Following a small pullback, the Nepse index hovered around 2,840 at mid-session. Further, profit taking in BFIs dragged the index in negative territory in the final hour. However, the index clawed back some gains at the close, ending Monday’s session at 2,823.05 – up 3.05 points against prior trading session.
KATHMANDU, May 22: A rally of more than 54.29 points on Sunday helped Nepse index break its all-time high hit at mid-April. With the bourse seeing massive buyer enthusiasm, strength carried over to the latter part of the week. On Monday, the benchmark jumped 20.92 points followed by another surge of 34.59 points in Tuesday’s session. The benchmark corrected 13 points on Wednesday, the index’s first loss in 8 sessions. The last trading day of the week witnessed a modest 6.38 point’s gain. Consequently, the exchange’s gain tally for the week stood at 103.18 points or 3.84% with the benchmark ending at 2,787.19.
KATHMANDU, May 19: The equity market opened Wednesday’s session firmly in green with the Nepalese stocks’ benchmark index trading over 2,800 mark for the first half of the session. However, aggressive profit booking in most of the sectors led by energy sub-group pulled the index in negative territory in late afternoon. At the close, Nepse saw a modest retracement of 13.09 points to finish session at 2,780.81.
KATHMANDU, May 18: The equity market continued to see notable strength extending gains from prior trading sessions. Stocks traded slightly higher in the morning before a steady advance pushed the benchmark to a fresh record. At the close, Nepse posted a gain of 34.59 points or 1.25% to end Tuesday’s trading at 2,793.81.
KATHMANDU, May 17: The broad equity benchmark witnessed a sharp rally in the morning with the Nepse hitting 2,770 for the first time in the exchange’s history. A firm correction pulled the index towards 2,750 mark around mid-day. Nonetheless, buying pressure in the latter trading hours helped the index hold ground in green with a final hour surge pushing the benchmark 20.71 points higher against Sunday’s close. Nepse finished Monday’s session at 2,759.22.
KATHMANDU, May 15: Stocks opened this week’s trading on a negative note stretching its decline from the prior week. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell 18.50 points on Sunday. However, with back-to-back gains of more than 27 points on Monday and Tuesday, the benchmark recouped all of its losses from the prior three sessions notching its highest level in over 3 weeks. Gains tapered on Wednesday with the index eking out a 0.56 point’s gain. Further, the last trading day of the week saw an advance of 10.13 points pushing the index 46.88 points higher for the week. Nepse ended week’s trading at 2,684.01.
KATHMANDU, May 13: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded slightly higher in the morning and continued to advance gaining as much as 17 points at mid-day. Stocks corrected marginally in the afternoon and hovered in positive territory throughout the latter part of the trading session. At the close, Nepse registered a gain of 10.13 points to end last trading day of the week at 2,684.01.
KATHMANDU, May 12: After opening more than 10 points higher, a correction in the beginning trading hour pushed the Nepal Stock Exchange(Nepse) index slightly below the opening level at mid-day. Stocks recovered in the afternoon and hovered around the opening level in the latter part of the session. At the close, Nepse ended little changed with a gain of 0.56 points at 2,673.88.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Stocks began Tuesday’s session on an upbeat note as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index jumped more than 20 points in the morning. Despite a small pullback at mid-day, the bourse continued to advance in the latter part of the afternoon. The index closed trading slightly off its session high at 2,673.32 points. The day’s gain stood at 27.47 points or 1.03%.
KATHMANDU, May 10: The equity market witnessed slight selling pressure in the morning as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell around 10 points initially. Nonetheless, stocks saw upbeat movement thereafter with the benchmark trading more than 12 points higher around mid-day. The index continued to advance in the latter part of the afternoon and closed near its session high at 2,645.85. Monday’s gain stood at 27.41 points.
KATHMANDU, May 7: The equity market staged a notable recovery in the first trading day of the week. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shot up by more than 54 points on Sunday. Stocks pared some of the gains on Monday with the market shedding 12.36 points in the session. After a marginal advance of 1.94 points on Tuesday, stocks continued to see modest movements in the latter half of the week. The benchmark fell 5.09 points on Wednesday, followed by a 12.47-point dip on Thursday. Despite recent losses, the equity market managed to close the review period with a 26.02 points or 1% gain at 2,637.13.
KATHMANDU, May 6: Stocks opened Thursday’s session in green but gave up early gains quickly as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell around 18 points in the morning. A recovery pushed the index close to the opening mark, but the market failed to climb towards positive territory. Stocks came under some pressure thereafter with the Nepse closing session at 2,637.13 – down 12.47 points against Wednesday’s close.
KATHMANDU, May 5: After opening 20 points higher in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell below the opening level within first half hour of trading. The index climbed around 12 points at mid-day, but stocks erased gains to revert to the opening level for the second time in the afternoon. A minor dip in the final hour saw Nepse post a modest loss of 5.09 points to close Wednesday’s trading at 2,649.60.
KATHMANDU, May 3: The buying interest from prior trading session extended to Monday’s trading as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded around 20 points higher in the beginning trading hour. However, a wave of selling pressure pushed the index towards negative territory where Nepse fell as much as 20 points in late afternoon. A small recovery at the closing minutes saw the benchmark close with a loss of 12.36 points at 2,652.75.
KATHMANDU, May 3: The stock market opened Sunday’s trading in green before a small correction pulled the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index towards the opening level. However, stocks saw strength in the latter trading hours. The benchmark traded around 30 points higher at mid-day, with a subsequent rally pushing the index further up at the close. Nepse ended Sunday’s trading at 2,665.11.
KATHMANDU, April 30: The equity market opened in green in the morning but a sharp fall in the beginning hour saw the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index trade in the negative territory. However, the index managed to hold on to earlier gains finishing at 2,611.11 – up 25.83 points against Wednesday’s close. However, the bourse witnessed a sub-par turnover of Rs. 4.357 billion.
KATHMANDU, April 27: Stocks witnessed a sharp rally in the morning with the benchmark reaching as high as 2,544 mark. Market continued to witness strength in the latter trading hours pushed the index higher. Following a steady surge until the closing bell, Nepse closed Tuesday’s session with 92.46 point’s gain at 2,599.07.
KATHMANDU, April 26: Stocks came under pressure since the beginning of Monday’s trading session. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell around 56 points in the morning before recovering slightly. However, equities continued to falter further in the latter trading hours. At the close, Nepse finished 65.58 points lower at 2,506.62.
KATHMANDU, April 25: The local benchmark index fell almost 50 points within the first trading hours then attempted a recovery which failed miserably. Similarly, the index continued to struggle and traded in the red throughout the remaining trading hours. A steady downfall saw the index tumble 75.89 points on Sunday to settle at 2572.21.
KATHMANDU, April 23: After shooting up by over 61 points in the previous week, this week’s trading was mainly dominated by sellers. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed a notable dip with the index sinking 35.89 points on Sunday followed by a 37.57 points decline on Monday. While the index remains unchanged on Tuesday’s trading and closed by a slight increment of 2.68 points. However, the market again drop falling more than 32 points on Wednesday. The selling pressure eased off slightly on Thursday as the market posted the gains of 15.80 points. Overall, the loss tally for the week stood at 87.45 points with the bourse capping off week at 2,648.01.
KATHMANDU, April 21: The equity market witnessed selling pressure throughout Wednesday’s session. After opening higher in the preopening session, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pulled back to trade in red with the beginning of the trading session. Stocks struggled further in the afternoon as the benchmark closed the day 32.41 points lower at 2,632.21.
KATHMANDU, April 20: The equity market started the exchange on a lower note and lost 14 points within half an hour of trading. Nonetheless, the market recovered and managed to trade on the positive side of the spectrum. But again the market pulled the index towards red in mid-day. At the end, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index closed the volatile trading session with a modest gain of 2.68 points gain at 2664.62.
KATHMANDU, April 19: The Nepalese equity market opened Monday’s session in red and gave up almost 27 points in half of the trading session. Nonetheless, the market immediately recover its earlier losses and traded on a positive note within the first trading hour. However, the market continued to lose its momentum and traded on a negative note in the remaining session. In the end, the benchmark index close with a loss of 37.58 points at 2661.94.
KATHMANDU, April 16: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened trading on Monday where it gain 17.2 points. Similarly, the local stock market continued to saw considerable strength on Tuesday followed by a gain of 23.23 points. The stock market remained closed on Wednesday due to Nepalese New Year. The index extended gains on Thursday with another 20.61 point rise. Overall, the benchmark index added 61.04 points or 2.28% to end the review period at 2,735.40.
KATHMANDU, April 15: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) opened in green note and rose 39 points till mid-day. Then after the equity market witnessed some correction but still managed to trade in positive side of spectrum for the rest of the session. At the close, Nepse went up by 20.61 points on the first trading day of the year to close at all-time high of 2735.40.
KATHMANDU, April 13: On the last trading day of the year, the equity market advanced since the morning trading session. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rose almost 19 points by mid-day before correcting slightly. However, a steady rise in the latter trading hours pushed the index 23.23 points to settle at 2714.79.
KATHMANDU, April 12: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) traded in red briefly in the morning with the benchmark edging 2 points lower. However, stocks saw upbeat movement after mid-day. The index traded around 15 points higher throughout the afternoon finally ending session at 2,691.56 – up 17.20 points against Thursday’s close.