KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 21
Ample liquidity and lack of other investment avenues due to the coronavirus pandemic has lured investors to the local bourse, fuelling the market rally in recent days.
Continuing the trend after the Tihar holidays, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index advanced by 3.47 per cent or 59.62 points in the trading week of November 15 to 19.
The benchmark index had opened at 1,718.50 points on Wednesday, when the market resumed trading after the Tihar holidays.
The local bourse had gone up by 1.36 per cent or 23.32 points by the time of closing. Nine of the subgroups had witnessed gains, while three landed in the red that day.
Then on Thursday, Nepse index surged by 2.08 per cent or 36.32 points to close the trading week at 1,778.12 points. The share market recorded highest single day turnover of Rs 6.12 billion, while total market capitalisation reached Rs 2.38 trillion, also a record-high. All subgroups witnessed gains on the last trading day of the review week.
Sensitive index rose by 1.17 per cent or 3.98 points to 343.07 points.
Float index also went up by 2.69 per cent or 3.17 points to 120.99 points.
Altogether, 25.74 million shares of 200 companies were traded through 100,014 transactions that amounted to Rs 10.91 billion in the review period. The weekly turnover was 46.13 per cent less compared to the preceding week when 214,234 transactions of 56.97 million shares of 208 companies amounting to Rs 20.25 billion had been undertaken.
However, considering that the market had opened for only two days in the review week against the normal five days