KATHMANDU, March 2: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) lost 33.74 points last week, after a number of banks were reported to have fallen into controversies for their involvement in financial misconducts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) lost 56.20 points last week, amid negative sentiments triggered by the current situation of public finance and provisions introduced in the revised monetary policy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) lost 34.29 points last week, after the investors responded negatively to the half yearly revision of monetary policy 2023/24 unveiled by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) added 29.31 points last week, with the investors keeping hope that Nepal Rastra Bank will come up with a favorable credit policy amid excessive liquidity underlying with banks.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) declined 17.08 points last week after the investors sought to book their capital gains with an increase in the valuation of the shares they hold.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) added 66.83 points last week, after the investors showed overwhelming response to the banks reducing their interest rates with the end of the second quarter of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) declined 19.62 points last week, after the investors rushed to sell shares to manage financial resources as the second quarter of the current fiscal year is about to end.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) declined 40.2 points last week, despite the banks reducing their interest rates as they turned flexible to providing margin lending.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) added 114.50 points while the total turnover doubled to Rs 31.29 billion last week, after the investors rushed to trade shares following the bullish trend that appeared in the share market for the past two weeks.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) added 141.83 points last week in the aftermath of Nepal Rastra Bank adopting lenient policy on loans against shares and real estate transactions through the first quarterly review of the monetary policy for the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) added 8.12 points last week in the aftermath of the banks reducing their interest rates.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) increased marginally by 4.38 points last week.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) lost 56.14 points last week amid the banks reporting fall in their quarterly profits while the government has been facing an increasing fiscal deficit.

NRB policy to increase upper threshold on margin loans could not boost investors’ confidence

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) lost 47.38 points last week after Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) failed to timely introduce proper measures to address the share market as per the expectation of the investors.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) lost 25.48 points last week after Nepal Rastra Bank turned apathetic to revise the cap of Rs 40-120 million on bank loans against shares.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained 22.72 points last week after Nepal Rastra Bank showed green signal on removing the cap of Rs 40-120 million on bank loans against shares.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained 74.61 points last week due to an improvement in investors’ expectation that the interest rates might fall amid growing liquidity with banks.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) plunged 23.34 points last week amid dwindling confidence of investors due to soaring inflation and increased interest rates of banks.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) declined 19.2 points last week after banks raised their interest rates.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) declined 32.92 points last week after banks stepped up to raise interest rates.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) declined 23.79 points last week amid fall in distributable profits of banks due to an increase in their non performing loans which is evident from the financial statements unveiled by the banks.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) declined 36.64 points last week as a continuation of low confidence of investors since Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) introduced its monetary policy for this fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) declined 37.44 points last week after investors remained unsatisfied by the measures that Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) introduced through its monetary policy for the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained 78.99 points last week amid the investors getting respite from the high interest rates along with high hope from the upcoming monetary policy.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) plunged a whopping 101.61 points last week due to the arriving fiscal year end and political turmoil.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained 95.46 points last week amid increased liquidity with banks.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained a nominal of 13.46 points last week, as investors stayed in wait and watch in relation to Nepal Rastra Bank’s new monetary policy for fiscal year 2023/24.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained 102.46 points last week after the banks started lowering their interest rates.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained 73.27 points last week amid the investors’ dilemma over the government’s income tax policy for the shares investors.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) plunged 92.78 points last week with the budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023/24 failing to come up with measures to attract the share market investors.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week gained 81.80 points with the banks turning flexible to reduce interest rates on their loans.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week gained 38.73 points, backed by the banking sector stepping up to lower their interest rates.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week shed 31.14 points amid the uncertainty over Nepal Rastra Bank revising the monetary policy through the third-quarterly review.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week dropped 20.02 points amid the country’s share market reeling under the bearish trend due to worsening condition of public finance.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week dropped 14.65 points due to the government facing a financial imbalance in the country’s treasury.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week lost 30.07 points despite the ongoing problem in the government’s finance and banking system.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week gained 67.72 points, backed by the banks’ decision to reduce the interest rates.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week lost 41.76 points as the secondary market still failed to attract the attention of investors who have been skeptical to inject their money citing the poorly performing economy of the country.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week went down marginally by 6.59 points due to negative response shown by investors over the delay in appointment of the finance minister.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week went down 69.39 points despite banks reducing interest rates.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week gained 33.68 points in the aftermath of the presidential election and banks turning lenient to reduce interest rates on loans.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week lost 53.62 points, due to combined impacts of the political turmoil, anomalies surfaced in microfinance companies and high interest rates of banks.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week lost 47.77 points after Nepal Rastra Bank tightened the noose on microfinance companies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week lost 112.22 points due to the impact of the midterm review of monetary policy and the annual budget that posted a dismal picture of the economy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week plunged 88.67 points with investors remaining in a wait and watch situation for Nepal Rastra Bank revising the monetary policy in favor of the share market.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week increased marginally by 4.40 points after the banks posted not so encouraging financial statements as of the first half of this fiscal year due to an increasing proportion of their bad debts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week increased 29.42 points after the government took full shape with the expansion of the cabinet led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week increased by a marginal 5.46 points due to the uncertainty in the position of political parties over a new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) last week bounced back 161.82 points and crossed the mark of 2,000 points for the first time in four months as the investors of the secondary market were buoyed with  some hope after the formation of a new government.