KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The local stock market opened in green on Thursday, the last trading day of the week. After trading around 10 points higher briefly in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed a sharp pullback to trade around 4 points lower before mid-day. Thereafter, the index gyrated along the opening level throughout the afternoon, finally closing the day with a modest loss of 4 points at 1,458.04.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The local bourse opened the review period on a weak note as the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell over 17 points on Sunday. Nonetheless, Nepse erased early-week losses mid-week with Monday and Tuesday witnessing gains of 10.75 points and 5.68 points, respectively. While the index pulled back another 16.6 points on Wednesday, the last trading day of the week saw the index make a modest recovery. Nepse added 6.28 points on Thursday. Overall, the index ended the week 11.22 points or 0.8 percent lower at 1,397.57 points.
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The stock market opened the week on a firmly upbeat note with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index adding 11.3 points on Sunday, followed by a gain of 37.73 points on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: After witnessing a steep drop in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded over 10 points lower at mid-day. The local bourse tried to recoup earlier losses in the afternoon, but lost its footing further towards late afternoon. At the close, Nepse closed at 1,408.79 points – down by 16.53 points against the session earlier.
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: 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 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 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, June 29: The stock market is reopening today. Following a directive from the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon), Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) is reopening the secondary market from Monday after one and a half months due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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, 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, 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.
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, Feb 18: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw considerable strength throughout Monday's trading session. After gaining roughly 24 points in early trading, the index saw a brief correction. However, the overall sentiment remained firmly bullish with the index making fresh highs in the afternoon. The index crossed 1,400-point level in the final trading hour but pulled back marginally to end the day 34.26 points higher at 1,398.24 points.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Local stocks saw strength in morning trading on Thursday. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index climbed gained around 10 points in the first half of the trading session. However, stocks failed to hold on to its gains and witnessed some selling pressure in the latter trading hours. Eventually, the Nepse index ended the last trading day of the week 1.39 points down at 1,344.59 points.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: After trading briefly in green in the morning on Monday, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index saw a pullback at mid-day and traded in red for roughly an hour. However, stocks saw strength in the latter half of the trading session and recouped its earlier losses with Nepse closing the day with a modest gain of 4.28 points at 1,324.26 points.
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: After climbing over 16 points to 1,316 points in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pulled back slightly at mid-day. The index then wavered around 1,310 points in the latter trading hours. Following the choppy trading session, Nepse closed the day at 1,306.15 points – up 5.52 points against the session earlier.
KATHMANDU: Stocks began trading on a positive note on Monday as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index added more than 16 points in the morning session. However, it fell in the negative territory as sellers prevailed in the latter trading hours as the index witnessed a decline to close the day with a 26.54 points retracement at 1,317.11 points.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Trading began on a positive note on Thursday as the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shot up by more than 18 points. However, the market pulled back marginally within the first trading hour but still managed to stay in the green territory. After trading at around 1,300-point level for more than an hour, a final surge witnessed in the secondary market pushed the Nepse index 26 points higher at 1,310.23 points.
KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index whipsawed initially at the beginning of Tuesday's trading, dropping sharply to 1,254 points. However, it recouped all the losses within the beginning hour. Nonetheless, sellers prevailed after mid-day pushing the index into the negative territory for the remaining trading hours. Nepse eventually closed 7.48 points lower at 1,263.38 points.
KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded flat in early trading on Monday. However, a steady advance after mid-session saw the index recoup its previous day's losses. The benchmark index eventually ended the session 5.53 points higher at 1,167.95 points.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index traded mostly in green on Tuesday. The benchmark index climbed to the 1,175-point level three times in the session but failed to hold ground as the closing hours saw the index pull back sharply toward the negative territory. Eventually, Nepse closed the day 2.37 points lower at 1,166.21 points.
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: After witnessing a lack of direction in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) fell more than 9 points at mid-day on Monday. Following a failed rebound attempt in the afternoon, stocks slipped further pushing the benchmark index 13.75 points lower against Sunday's close. Consequently, Nepse ended Monday's trading session at 1,154.11 points.
KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index, which traded slightly in the green on Monday morning, quickly gave up its gains to descend below the opening level in the latter trading hours.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Trading turned choppy on Wednesday as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) continued to show lack of direction. The market has restrained between a narrow ranges of 1,160 to 1,170 points for an eighth straight session.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The stock market got off to a weak start on Monday, and couldn't reverse direction as the day progressed. As investors were on profit-booking mood on the day, the pullback continued on second consecutive day of the week.