Nepse index seesaws

KATHMANDU: The capital market witnessed ups and downs this week — from February 5 to 11 — after regular fall in the last four months. Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index opened at 497.34 points on Sunday and fell to 479.73 points on the following two days. It index jumped by 17.51 points on the ensuing day and closed at 497.24 points on Thursday. Finally, Nepse lost 0.10 point this week.

Nepse experienced growth in transaction amount by 5.98 per cent this week compare to previous week’s 166.14 million. The Nepse floor traded 3,79,400 unit shares worth Rs 176.07 million of 85 companies in 4,739 transactions. Class ‘A’ companies occupied 61.77 per cent or Rs 90 million worth of the transaction.

The others group, which includes Nepal Telecom, was top gainer this week with 41.12 points while no trading transpired in the manufacturing, hotel and trade sectors. Development banks were the top loser (20.36 points) followed by commercial banks (8.95 points), finance companies (4.62) and insurance companies (0.42 points). Hydropower sector gained 1.13 points.

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd topped in volume of trade with Rs 34.15 million followed by Vibhor Development Bank (Rs 11.49 million), Bank of Kathmandu (Rs 11.44 million), Nabil Bank (Rs 11.23 million) and Chilime Hydropower

Company (Rs 8.40 million). Vibhor Development Bank also topped in shares traded

(34,000 units) and number of transactions — 539.

Nepse sensitive index, which measures the performance of class ‘A’ companies fell by 2.54 points while the market sensitive float index dropped by 0.65 points at the end of the week.