KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The market saw significant strength on the first trading day of the week. Stocks trading began on a positive note on Sunday as the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) rallied almost 20 points by midday. The index pulled back slightly from its intraday high of 1168.75 later in the afternoon. However, a short spike toward the close saw the Nepse index hold on to a gain of 18.89 points, or 1.64 percent, to close the day at 1,167.67 points.
KATHMANDU: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gained 14.15 points on Sunday -- the first trading day of the week. Though stocks, which saw strength in the initial trading hour, traded flat for most of the trading sessions, a surge toward the final trading hour pushed the benchmark index to 1,242.43 points at the close.