The Nepal Stock Exchange that had at one point witnessed a daily turnover as high as Rs 19 billion, now has seen its turnover plunge to Rs 5.053 billion at the end of the trading day on Sunday.

The sole secondary market of the country has been seeing a gradual daily turnover decrease in recent days with today's daily turnover being the lowest in recent months.

The first trading day of the week saw the benchmark index fall 8.48 points to 2,834.52 points, a 0.30 per cent decrease.

The sensitive index, which measures the performance of Class 'A' stocks, dipped by 0.06 per cent or 0.33 points to 528.46 points.

Similarly, the float index that gauges performances of shares actually traded also fell by 0.38 per cent or 0.75 points to 196.04 points at the end of the day.

All the sub-indices today saw red except for the Hotels and Tourism index that lead the pack of gainers which included only two others, the Mutual fund index and Others index. The non-life insurance index lost the most with a fall of 119.79 points.

During today's trading, 10,842,221 unit shares of 224 companies were traded at Rs 5.053 billion.

At the end of the day, the total market capitalisation reached Rs 3.937 trillion.