Nepse at a fresh peak



Continuing the trend of setting a new record every day, the Nepal Exchange () index jumped 1.46 per cent or 28.79 points today, edging closer to the threshold of 2,000 points.

Opening at 1,968.27 points, the benchmark index had scaled as high as 2,027.48 points in intra-day trade, but finally rested at 1,997.05 points — a new record nonetheless.

With the country’s sole secondary market on a bull run, investors’ activities have also gone up significantly.

Consequently, 25.19 million shares of 198 changed hands through 83,567 transactions that amounted to Rs 8.87 billion.

The daily turnover, however, was lower than yesterday when Rs 9.23 billion had been traded through 80,271 transactions of 25.94 million shares of 200 listed firms.

The sensitive index, which measures the performance of class ‘A’ stocks, edged up 0.42 per cent or 1.63 points to 385.56 points. The float index that gauges the performance of shares actually traded also rose by 1.13 per cent or 1.52 points to 136.35 points.

While eight subgroups recorded gains today, four landed in the .

Life subgroup led the pack of gainers with a surge of 7.34 per cent or 823.35 points to 12,039.38 points. Trading also saw significant action, wit

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