Kathmandu: The Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) index today dropped 20 points to close at 1,888.55 points on the first trading day.
Over 3.7 million shares of the total 260 listed companies were traded at over Rs 1.20 billion.
The sub-index of all groups is in the red today. The sub-index of the trade group has decreased the highest by 54.99 points and that of non-life insurance group by 47.24 points. The sub-index of banking group has decreased by 23.89 points, that of hotel and tourism group by 18.91 points, that of hydropower group 41.68 points, that of investment group 0.74 points and that of life insurance group by 36.4 points.
Likewise, the sub-index of production and processing group has fallen by 35.72 points, that of micro-finance group by 35.84 points, that of mutual fund group by 0.02 points and that of other groups by 10.97 points.
The share price of Kalinchok Darshan Limited posted the highest increase by 9.96 percent today. The highest fall in share price is that of Swabhiman Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Ltd. It fell by 9. 61points.