The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE), the sole secondary market of the country, has set a new record of the highest daily turnover of over Rs 21 billion, on Sunday.

Nepse today witnessed a trade of 35.55 million shares of 222 companies through 189,736 transactions that amounted to a whopping Rs 21.647 billion.

Despite the record-breaking turnover, the benchmark index on the first trading day of the week saw a 24.57 point-fall as the trading day ended with the index halting at 3154.34 points, registering a 0.77 per cent decline.

The sensitive index, which measures the performance of Class 'A' stocks, dipped by 0.31 per cent (1.80 points) to 589.37 points.

The float index that gauges performances of shares actually traded also fell by 0.79 per cent (1.75) points to 220.85 points.

At the end of the day, the total market capitalisation was valued at Rs 4.406 trillion.

In today's market, almost all the sub-indices were in the red except manufacturing and processing, microfinance, and investment indices, with 160.23, 115.12 and 0.64 points increase respectively.

Nonlife insurance index led the pack of losers in today's market with 226.30 point plunge followed by development index with 159.52 point fall and life insurance index with 191.20 points decline.