KATHMANDU: The capital market took a bearish turn this week after a week of bullish trend. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index was in a bearish trend since September except between October 30 and November 5. The index had reached 587.21 points after gaining 17.57 points last week.

Between Novemvber 6 and 12, Nepse experienced downward trend -- losing 21.35 points. The trading floor opened at 587.21 points on Sunday which gradually fall to 565.86 points on Thursday. The biggest losers this week are the commercial banks. Their indices dropped by 30.29 points from 570.39 points to 540.10 points.

Shares of banks, finance companies and development banks fell this week. Nepse index of finance companies fell by 10.42 points close on the heels of development banks. The development banks’ index fell by 11.69 points to stop at 626.42 points. Hydropower sector index also went down by 13.99 points. Fall in major sectors reduced the float index size by 2.05 points.

Shares equal to Rs 311.16 million were traded this week in 5,408 transactions of 6,02,600 units. The trading amount was 4.66 per cent lower than the Rs 326.88 million of the previous week. Class ‘A’ companies trading occupied 54.90 per cent of trading, with Rs 171 million.

Prime Commercial Bank ranked top in amount.

Nepse floor trading status

Major five companies Trading in millions

Prime Commercial Bank 27.01

Nepal SBI Bank 26.84

Standard Chartered 24.23

Vibor Development Bank 18.88

DCBL Bank 18.67