Compared to the first day on Sunday last week, the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index had posted a marginal growth of 3.50 points to close at 737.84 points on Thursday, the last day of stock trading.
However, the capital market went into business for just four days as the government had declared Wednesday public holiday due to solar eclipse.
According to group wise indices provided by NEPSE, banking group saw an increase by 11.05 points with development bank group posting an increase of 10.32 points.
Similarly, finance companies group also registered a marginal growth of 2.93 points. However, hydropower group, which had been performing remarkably in the last few weeks, suffered a major set back as it witnessed a biggest decline in its index by 38.54 points.
Like hydropower group, the trading group was also among the major losers last week with its index shedding 5.48 points.
The shares of 84 companies were traded over the week.
A total of 754,100 shares worth Rs 407.90 million were traded via 4,303 transactions. The turnover amount last week increased by 3.52 percent compared to previous week. nepalnews.com