Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE), the sole secondary market of the country, has has climbed to 2,947.42 points, registering a 2.48 per cent increase on Sunday.

The benchmark index that opened with 2887.5 points on the first trading day of the week rose by 71.43 points by the end of day.

The market that was mostly red last week, saw quite a lot of scrips advancing on this first day.

A total of 17,100,333 unit shares of 231 companies were traded for Rs 9.440 billion.

The sensitive index, which measures performance of Class 'A' stocks also rose by 2.43 per cent or 13.03 points to 548.29 points.

Similarly, the float index that gauges performances of shares actually traded also rose by 2.44 per cent or 4.91 points to 206.13 points.

Likewise, all the sub-indices were in the green today except for the Mutual fund index which fell 0.29 per cent with Citizens Mutual Fund -1 losing 0.39 points, a 3.58 per cent fall.

The Non-life insurance index led the pack of the gainers in today's market with a 424.77 point rise followed by the Manufacturing and Processing index with 299.69 point rise and the Life insurance index with 297.71 point increase.

In today's market, 171 scrips advanced, 12 declined while 2 remained unchanged.