Over 10m-unit shares added

Kathmandu: The secondary market was also flooded with primary, bonus and rights shares

in the month of Falgun. Over 10 million shares, including 4 million-unit of primary shares and 5.77 million-unit of bonus shares apart from a huge number of rights shares were listed during the month, said the Nepse. The number of listed companies also touched 152 by the mid-March.

The month of Falgun (mid-February to mid March) witnessed a transaction of Rs 1.16 billion that is 15.65 per cent higher than a month earlier. A total of 17,62,000-unit shares changed hands during the month that saw only 17-day trading.

However, the Nepse index was at 667.20 points and the market capitalisation was at Rs 4.23 trillion — that is 44.66 per cent to the GDP — and an increase of 0.55 per cent from a month earlier, the Nepse figures reveal.