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Asia Stocks Mostly Rise as Investors Assess Omicron Variant Risk

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mostly higher in Wednesday trade as investors continued to assess the impact of the omicron Covid variant. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.34% as of its final hour of trading, paring earlier gains of more than 1%. Mainland Chinese stocks closed mixed, with the Shanghai composite slipping slightly to 3,622.62 and the Shenzhen component advancing 0.697% to 14,791.33. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 closed 0.16% higher at 28,562.21 while the Topix index climbed nearly 0.1% to 1,971.51. South...

Market Report; 21 December 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 6,759,400 shares in 806 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 230,030,554.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, December 20), today’s data shows 48% decline in volume, 57% decline in turnover, and 4% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.5 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE equities...

Asian Stocks Rise, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Jumps 2%

Shares in Asia-Pacific rose on Tuesday as investors reassessed the situation surrounding the omicron Covid variant. Japanese stocks led gains regionally, with the Nikkei 225 in Japan rising 2.08% on the day to 28,517.59 while the Topix index advanced 1.47% to 1,969.79. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.41% to close at 2,975.03. Mainland Chinese stocks closed higher, with the Shanghai composite up 0.88% to 3,625.12 while the Shenzhen component advanced 0.822% to 14,688.98. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 1% on the day to 22,971.33. Shares...

Market Report; 03 December 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 16,722,100 shares in 1,131 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 679,056,177.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, December 2), today’s data shows 1% decline in volume, 28% improvement in turnover, but 15% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.42 trillion. In the aggregate, 49...

Asian Markets Mixed, Chinese Tech Stocks in Hong Kong Drop

Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed on Friday, following days of turbulent trading this week as investors continue to monitor the situation surrounding the omicron Covid variant. Chinese tech stocks in Hong Kong plunged after ride-hailing giant Didi announced Friday that it will begin taking steps to delist from the New York Stock Exchange — less than six months after it made its debut stateside. The company also said in the statement that it will pursue a listing in Hong Kong. Shares...

Market Report; 02 December 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 16,903,500 shares in 1,330 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 532,185,144.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, December 1), today’s data shows 5% improvement in volume, 7% decline in turnover, but 23% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.46 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, Razer Shares Plunge in Hong Kong

Stocks in Asia-Pacific struggled for direction on Thursday, as concerns over the economic impact of the omicron Covid variant continue to weigh on investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.55% to close at 23,788.93, reversing earlier losses. Shares of Razer in the city, however, dropped 7.87% on the day. The company said a consortium has offered to take it private at 2.82 Hong Kong dollars each, about 5.62% higher than Razer’s Wednesday close. Mainland Chinese stocks closed in...

Market Report; 01 December 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 16,058,800 shares in 1,078 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 570,269,030.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, November 30), today’s data shows 43% decline in volume, 50% decline in turnover, and 19% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.47 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Market Report; 30 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 28,282,200 shares in 1,324 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,138,832,773.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, November 29), today’s data shows 18% improvement in volume, 76% improvement in turnover, and 12% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.48 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities...

Asia-Pacific Stocks Fall Amid Renewed Covid Uncertainty; Oil Drops 3%

Major Asia-Pacific markets fell in Tuesday trade as investors in the region continued to track developments surrounding the omicron variant. Major markets in the region fell after Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told the Financial Times that he expects existing vaccines to be less effective against the new variant. Bancel told CNBC on Monday that it could take months to develop and ship an omicron specific vaccine. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was among the region’s biggest losers, falling about 1.8% as of...

Market Report; 29 November 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 23,949,600 shares in 1,181 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 645,628,212.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, November 26), today’s data shows 65% decline in volume, 74% decline in turnover, and 3% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.5 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Asian Markets Mostly Fall, Investors Watch Out for the Omicron Variant

Major markets in Asia-Pacific largely fell on Monday as investors continue to monitor developments surrounding the recently discovered omicron Covid variant. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 0.95% to close at 23,852.24. Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese tech giant Meituan lost 7% after the firm on Friday posted a loss of about 10 billion Chinese yuan ($1.56 billion) for the three months ended Sept. 30. Shares of Sun Entertainment Group in Hong Kong sank 30.97% after the South China Morning Post reported...

Market Report; 26 November 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 68,021,400 shares in 1,213 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 2,501,308,775.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, November 25), today’s data shows 72% improvement in volume, 64% improvement in turnover, but 6% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.5 trillion. In the aggregate, 46...

Asia-Pacific Markets Slip Amid Renewed Covid Fears as New Variant Emerges

Shares in Asia-Pacific dropped on Friday, with stocks in Hong Kong and Japan leading losses regionally as fears of a new Covid variant weighed on investor sentiment. World Health Organization officials said Thursday they are monitoring a new variant with “a large number of mutations.” A special meeting is scheduled for Friday to discuss its implications for vaccines and treatments. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index saw sharp losses on Friday, falling 2.67% to close at 24,080.52. The variant...

Market Report; 25 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 39,505,200 shares in 1,284 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,522,818,731.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, November 24), today’s data shows 26% improvement in volume, 59% improvement in turnover, and 31% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.46 trillion. In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities...

Asia-Pacific Stocks Mixed; Bank of Korea Announces Rate Hike

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Thursday as investors reacted to the Bank of Korea’s rate decision. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.47% to close at 2,980.27 after the Bank of Korea raised its policy rate by 25 basis points to 1%, a move that was largely expected by analysts in a Reuters poll. Following the decision, the Korean won traded 1,189.89 per dollar, weaker than levels around 1,185 seen against the greenback yesterday. The South Korean central bank’s decision followed a similar...

Market Report; 24 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 31,376,400 shares in 980 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 960,661,364.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, November 23), today’s data shows 163% improvement in volume, 145% improvement in turnover, and 6% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.45 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, New Zealand Dollar Falls after Central Bank Announces Rate Hike

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday, with Japanese stocks leading losses regionally. The Nikkei 225 in Japan fell 1.58% to close at 29,302.66 while the Topix index declined 1.16% to 2,019.12. Markets in Japan were closed on Tuesday for a holiday. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.1% on the day to 2,994.29. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.54% as of its final hour of trading. Mainland Chinese stocks finished the trading day mixed, with the Shanghai composite rising 0.1% to 3,592.70 and...

Market Report; 23 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 11,929,500 shares in 923 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 391,616,835.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, November 22), today’s data shows 36% decline in volume, 33% decline in turnover, and 8% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.48 trillion. In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, as Tech Shares Drop

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday as investors watched for market reaction to U.S. President Joe Biden picking Jerome Powell for a second term as Federal Reserve chair. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined more than 1% as of its final hour of trading. Mainland Chinese stocks closed mixed, with the Shanghai composite up 0.2% to 3,589.09 while the Shenzhen component slipped 0.371% to 14,905.13. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.53% to close at 2,997.33, with shares of biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion plunging 6%. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia closed 0.78%...

Market Report; 22 November 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 18,614,400 shares in 1,004 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 585,806,644.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, November 19), today’s data shows 35% decline in volume, 31% decline in turnover, and 22% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.5 trillion. In the aggregate, 45...

Asia-Pacific Stocks Mixed; JD.com, Netease Shares in Hong Kong Jump

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday as China kept its benchmark lending rate unchanged. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong dipped 0.39%, closing at 24,951.34. Hong Kong-listed shares of JD.com and NetEase gained 1.93% and 3.02%, respectively, following a Friday announcement that the two stocks are set to be included in the benchmark Hang Seng index from Dec. 6. In mainland China, the Shanghai composite rose 0.61% to close at 3,582.08 while the Shenzhen component advanced 1.411% to 14,960.66. China on Monday kept the one-year...

Market Report; 19 November 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 28,570,100 shares in 1,289 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 849,668,934.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, November 18), today’s data shows 193% improvement in volume, 150% improvement in turnover, and 41% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.56 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, Hong Kong Shares Extend Losses

Asian markets were mainly lower on Friday as Hong Kong shares slumped, extending losses from the previous session as some of China’s biggest tech names remained under pressure. The benchmark Hang Seng index declined 1.07% to 25,049.97 while the tech-focused Hang Seng tech index dropped 0.26% to 6,457.97. Alibaba shares listed in Hong Kong dropped more than 10% after the technology behemoth missed revenue and earnings expectations for the September quarter, as slowing economic growth in China weighed on results....

Market Report;18 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 9,761,700 shares in 911 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 339,253,272.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, November 17), today’s data shows 41% decline in volume, 52% decline in turnover, and 14% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.57 trillion. In the aggregate, 41 NSE equities...

Asia-Pacific Markets Mixed as Hong Kong Tech Shares Sell off

 Asia-Pacific markets traded mixed on Thursday, following overnight losses on Wall Street, as shares in Japan, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland struggled for gains. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 1.29% to 25,319.72 while the Nasdaq-style technology board, Hang Seng tech index, sold off nearly 3%. Some of the major tech names listed in Hong Kong declined sharply: Alibaba was down 5.34%, Meituan fell 2.46%, JD was down 3.58%, Tencent declined 2.4% and Baidu fell 7.84%. In the previous Asian Trading session, Baidu reported third-quarter revenue above...

Market Report; 17 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 16,502,200 shares in 1,065 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 701,323,091.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, November 16), today’s data shows 399% improvement in volume, 950% improvement in turnover, and 6% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.58 trillion. In the aggregate, 41 NSE equities...

Asia-Pacific Stocks Fall as Shares of Japan’s Automakers Slip

Declines across Asia-Pacific stocks were seen by Wednesday’s close, with data showing Japan’s exports growth hit an eight-month low. Markets in the U.S., however, were lifted on the back of stronger-than-expected retail sales data. Australia and South Korea led losses in the region. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.68% to close at 7,369.90. Financial stocks were lower, with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia leading losses as its shares plummeted more than 8%. News in the region may help...

Market Report; 16 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 3,306,600 shares in 1,009 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 66,769,468.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, November 15), today’s data shows 74% decline in volume, 88% decline in turnover, and 8% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.59 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Investors React to Biden-Xi Talks

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday as investors reacted to a virtual meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed 1.27% higher at 25,713.78. Shares of gaming hardware firm Razer in Hong Kong surged 11.46% after Reuters reported, citing sources, that executives at the firm are leading a consortium plan to value the company at up to 35 billion Hong Kong dollars (about $4.49 billion). Mainland Chinese stocks ended the trading day lower, with the Shanghai...

Market Report; 15 November 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 12,740,300 shares in 1,097 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 540,820,127.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, November 12), today’s data shows 16% decline in volume, 18% improvement in turnover, and 3% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.59 trillion. In the aggregate, 48...

Asia Pacific Socks Mixed, China Shares Trade Lower Despite economic Data Exceeding Expectations

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday as investors reacted to the latest Chinese economic data for October. Mainland Chinese stocks closed lower, with the Shanghai composite slipping 0.16% to 3,533.30 while the Shenzhen component dipped 0.469% to 14,636.39. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sat little changed, as of its final hour of trading. The losses in mainland China came despite Chinese economic data coming in better than expected. Data released Monday showed retail sales in China rose 4.9% year-on-year...

Market Report; 12 November 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 15,209,900 shares in 1,063 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 456,959,378.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, November 11), today’s data shows 48% decline in volume, 61% decline in turnover, and 38% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.6 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Asia-Pacific Stocks Rise; JD.com Shares in Hong Kong Surge

Shares in Asia-Pacific advanced on Friday as technology shares mostly rose, following overnight gains for their counterparts on Wall Street. Hong Kong-listed shares of JD.com soared nearly 5% following the Singles Day online shopping event, while Alibaba dropped 0.67%. Both companies set new sales records across their platforms on Singles Day. Meanwhile, Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation dropped 4.47% after the firm said a top executive and multiple board members resigned. The Hang Seng Tech index gained...

Market Report; 11 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 29,285,100 shares in 1,722 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,182,002,888.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, November 10), today’s data shows 47% improvement in volume, 63% improvement in turnover, and 61% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.62 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Evergrande Group shares surge

Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed on Thursday after data released overnight showed U.S. consumer inflation spiked in October. Shares of China Evergrande Group listed in Hong Kong surged 6.75%, following a report from Chinese media outlet Cailianshe that several bondholders received coupon payments from the debt-ridden developer. Other real estate stocks in Hong Kong also rose, with China Vanke gaining 6.73% while Country Garden advanced 5.39%. The Hang Seng Properties index gained 2.65% to 31,674.34. The stock gains followed reports...

Market Report; 10 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 19,915,500 shares in 1,072 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 727,255,839.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, November 9), today’s data shows 34% decline in volume, 25% decline in turnover, and 16% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.62 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Market Report; 09 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 30,271,500 shares in 1,272 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 974,892,582.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, November 8), today’s data shows 347% improvement in volume, 531% improvement in turnover, and 2% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.6 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE equities...

Market Report; 08 November 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 6,768,200 shares in 1,244 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 154,413,926.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, November 5), today’s data shows 13% decline in volume, 46% decline in turnover, but 26% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.59 trillion. In the aggregate, 48...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, Investors React to China’s Trade Data

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday as investors reacted to China’s trade data released over the weekend. Mainland Chinese stocks recovered from earlier losses to close higher, with the Shanghai composite up 0.2% to 3,498.63 while the Shenzhen component climbed 0.32% to 14,508.86. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dipped around 0.4% as of its final hour of trading. South Korea’s Kospi closed 0.31% lower at 2,960.20. The Nikkei 225 in Japan slipped 0.35% to close at 29,507.05 while...

Market Report; 05 November 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 7,770,400 shares in 986 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 284,370,488.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, November 4), today’s data shows 32% decline in volume and 29% decline in turnover. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.6 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities participated in...

Asian Markets Mixed, Hong Kong Markets Decline 1.41% Leading Losses

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday as shares in Hong Kong led to losses among the region’s major markets. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 1.41% to finish the trading day at 24,870.51. Mainland Chinese stocks closed lower, with the Shanghai Composite down 1% to 3,491.57 while the Shenzhen component shed 0.637% to 14,462.62. Shares of Chinese property developers in Hong Kong fell. China Evergrande Group slipped 2.54% while China Vanke dropped 1.39% and Sunac China Holdings plunged 6.78%. The Hang Seng Properties index dipped...

Market Report; 04 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 11,480,200 shares in 977 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 397,929,946.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, November 3), today’s data shows 7% decline in volume, 5% decline in turnover, but 2% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.63 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Rise Following Fed’s Decision to Start Tapering Pace of Bond Purchases

Shares in Asia-Pacific rose on Thursday following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s announcement that it will start tapering the pace of its bond purchases later in November. The Nikkei 225 in Japan closed 0.93% higher at 29,794.37 while the Topix index advanced 1.18% to 2,055.56. South Korea’s Kospi also climbed 0.25% on the day to 2,983.22. In mainland China, the Shanghai composite finished the trading day 0.81% higher at about 3,526.87 while the Shenzhen component jumped 1.305% to 14,555.27. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up around 0.4%, as...

Market Report; 03 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 12,295,700 shares in 958 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 418,123,855.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, November 2), today’s data shows 16% decline in volume, 14% decline in turnover, and 33% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.66 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, Shares of Kakao Pay surge in South Korea debut

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the end of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting for clues on tapering. In South Korea, the Kospi declined 1.25% to finish the trading day at 2,975.71. Shares of Kakao Pay surged in their Wednesday debut as they more than doubled from their issue price of 90,000 Korean won. By the Wednesday market close in South Korea, the stock had soared about 114% from its issue price. Kakao...

Market Report; 02 November 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 14,636,100 shares in 1,432 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 483,809,843.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, November 1), today’s data shows 14% decline in volume, 88% improvement in turnover, and 13% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.66 trillion. In the aggregate, 52 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Chinese Real Estate Stocks Slide Amid Renewed Fears

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday, as Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese real estate firms fell amid renewed fears. By the market close in Hong Kong, China Evergrande Group’s stock fell 2.9% while China Vanke tanked by 4%, while Sunac China Holdings plunged 9.6%. The Hang Seng Properties index declined 0.99% to 30,203.36. The broader Hang Seng index in Hong Kong erased earlier gains and fell 0.22% to 25,099.67. On Monday, Moody’s downgraded developer Yango Group, warning the Chinese firm “may not...

Market Report; 01 November 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 16,997,600 shares in 1,271 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 257,950,128.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, October 29), today’s data shows 104% improvement in volume, 6% improvement in turnover, and 35% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.67 trillion. In the aggregate, 48...

Asian Markets Mixed, Japan’s Nikkei 225 surges nearly 3%

 Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday as investors reacted to economic data that showed a mixed picture of Chinese manufacturing activity in October. Japanese stocks led gains regionally as the Nikkei 225 jumped 2.61% to close at 29,647.08, with shares of Fast Retailing soaring 4.22%. The Topix index climbed 2.18% on the day to 2,044.72. Those gains came after the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party held on to its single-party majority in a Sunday parliamentary election. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng...

Market Report; 28 October 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 7,935,800 shares in 781 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 424,977,889.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, October 27), today’s data shows 37% decline in volume, 7% decline in turnover, and 23% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.7 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE equities...

Asia-Pacific Stocks Fall as Bank of Japan Holds Steady on Monetary Policy

Shares in Asia-Pacific were lower in Thursday trade as the Bank of Japan announced its decision to hold steady on monetary policy. The Nikkei 225 in Japan declined 1.05% while the Topix index shed 0.69%. Retail sales in Japan fell 0.6% in September from a year earlier, according to government data released Thursday. The Bank of Japan kept interest rate targets unchanged on Thursday and the central bank cut its real GDP growth outlook and consumer inflation forecasts for...

Market Report; 27 October 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 12,645,900 shares in 1,015 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 458,469,061.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, October 26), today’s data shows 37% improvement in volume, 38% improvement in turnover, but 13% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.67 trillion. In the aggregate, 52 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, Hong Kong Markets Lead Losses.

 Shares in Asia-Pacific were lower on Wednesday, with Chinese tech stocks in Hong Kong seeing big losses. Hong Kong-listed shares of Tencent dropped 2.99% on Wednesday while Alibaba fell 2.95% and Meituan plunged 5.09%. The Hang Seng Tech index slipped 3.19% to 6,441.62. The broader Hang Seng index in Hong Kong led losses among the region’s major markets, falling 1.57% to close at 25,628.74. Mainland Chinese stocks declined on the day, with the Shanghai composite shedding 0.98% to 3,562.31 and the Shenzhen component falling 1.095% to...

Market Report; 25 October 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 12,871,400 shares in 901 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 488,822,613.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, October 22), today’s data shows 7% improvement in volume, 14% improvement in turnover, but 10% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.68 trillion. In the aggregate, 45...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, HSBC Earnings Beat Expectations;

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday as investors reacted to the release of HSBC earnings. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed little changed at 26,132.03. Hong Kong-listed shares of HSBC rose 0.43% after the bank on Monday reported a pre-tax profit in the third quarter of 2021 that bested expectations. Shares of embattled developer China Evergrande Group declined 0.74% by the Hong Kong market close after surging nearly 6% earlier. The firm announced Sunday it had resumed work on more than...

Market Report; 22 October 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 11,992,800 shares in 1,005 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 430,295,283.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, October 21), today’s data shows 52% decline in volume, 73% decline in turnover, and 13% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion. In the aggregate, 48...

Asian Markets Mixed, Hong Kong Shares Surge

Asia-Pacific markets were mixed on Friday, as shares of China Evergrande Group surged in Hong Kong following media reports that the embattled developer is set to pay off a coupon payment on a dollar-denominated bond. Shares of Evergrande in Hong Kong surged 4.26% on Friday. Evergrande Property Services Group also saw its stock jump 1.7%. The Hang Seng Properties index advanced 1.4% to 31,928.03. The broader Hang Seng index in the city rose 0.42% on the day to 26,126.93. Mainland Chinese...

Market Report;21 October 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 25,137,200 shares in 1,150 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,608,944,748.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, October 19), today’s data shows 6% improvement in volume, 106% improvement in turnover, but 3% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.7 trillion. In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Drop Nearly 2%

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Thursday, as investors monitored shares of developer China Evergrande Group in Hong Kong. Evergrande shares dropped 12.54%, having returned to trade on Thursday after a halt that lasted more than two weeks. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 led losses among the region’s markets as it slipped 1.87% to close at 28,708.58 while the Topix index fell 1.32% to 2,000.81. South Korea’s Kospi edged 0.19% lower, closing at 3,007.33. The debt-laden firm announced in an...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, China Maintains Benchmark Lending Rate

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Wednesday trade as China kept its benchmark lending rate unchanged. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong rose 1.1% as of its final hour of trading, leading to gains among major markets in the region. Shares of Chinese tech firms listed in the city surged, with Tencent up 1.6% while Alibaba soared 6.92% and Meituan jumped 3.29%. The Hang Seng Tech index also gained 2.69%. Mainland Chinese stocks closed lower, with the Shanghai composite slipping 0.17% to...

Market Report; 19 October 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 23,650,900 shares in 1,189 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 780,609,926.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, October 18), today’s data shows 90% improvement in volume, 100% improvement in turnover, and 33% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.68 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Market Report; 18 October 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 12,433,200 shares in 895 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 389,739,447.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, October 15), today’s data shows 46% decline in volume, 60% decline in turnover, and 19% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Market Report;15 October 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 23,036,400 shares in 1,105 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 968,311,778.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, October 14), today’s data shows 208% improvement in volume, 354% improvement in turnover, and 6% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.72 trillion. In the aggregate, 46...

Asian Pacific Stocks Rise, Taiwan’s Taiex Leads Gains

Shares in Asia-Pacific rose on Friday following overnight gains on Wall Street with the S&P 500 jumping nearly 2%. The Taiex in Taiwan surged 2.4% on the day to 16,781.19, leading gains among the region’s major markets, as shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company rose 4.71% following an earnings release a day earlier. TSMC on Thursday reported a net profit of 156.3 billion Taiwan dollars (around $5.57 billion) for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, above expectations of a...

Market Report; 13 October 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 6,515,300 shares in 1,019 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 56,817,686.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, October 12), today’s data shows 63% decline in volume but 15% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.68 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities participated in trading, ending...

Asian Markets Edge Higher as Investors React to China’s Trade Data for September

Asian Pacific stocks closed higher as shares in mainland China edged higher on Wednesday as investors reacted to the release of Chinese trade data for September. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.42% to 3,561.76 while the Shenzhen component rose 1.54% to 14,353.08. China’s imports rose 17.6% from a year earlier in September, customs data showed Wednesday, missing expectations for a 20% expansion in a Reuters poll. Exports in September rose 28.1% from a year earlier in September, the data showed, exceeding...

Market Report; 12 October 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 17,839,700 shares in 886 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 856,560,344.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, October 8), today’s data shows 34% decline in volume, 15% decline in turnover, and 36% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.67 trillion. In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Lower as Major Indexes Fall More than 1%

Shares in Asia-Pacific tumbled on Tuesday, with major indexes in China and South Korea falling at least 1%. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong dropped 1.43% to close at 24,962.59. Shares of China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, on the other hand, surged 4.56% after the firm vowed on Monday to start producing electric vehicles next year. The company is linked to debt-laden developer Evergrande, which has already missed multiple coupon payments for its bonds in recent weeks. Mainland...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, Hang Seng Index Surges more than 7%

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Monday trade as stocks in Hong Kong led gains regionally. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 1.84%, as of its final hour of trading. Shares of Meituan in Hong Kong surged 7.27%. China’s market regulator on Friday said it had fined the company about 3.4 billion Chinese yuan ($527.71 million) after finding it guilty of monopolistic practices. Still, that was far smaller than the 18.23 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) fine that Alibaba had been slapped with...

Market Report; 08 October 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 27,205,800 shares in 1,381 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,010,609,179.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, October 7), today’s data shows 300% improvement in volume, 291% improvement in turnover, and 62% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.67 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Market Report; 06 October 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 25,772,600 shares in 923 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 896,793,858.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, October 5), today’s data shows 154% improvement in volume, 135% improvement in turnover, but 8% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.73 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Decline, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Falls

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mostly lower on Wednesday, with major indexes in Japan and South Korea leading losses regionally. Japan’s Nikkei 225 shed earlier gains, falling 1.05% to close at 27,528.87, while the Topix index dipped 0.3% on the day to 1,941.91. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 1.82%, closing at 2,908.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 0.6%, as of its final hour of trading. Shares in Australia also dipped, with the S&P/ASX 200 falling 0.58% to close at 7,206.50. In Southeast Asia,...

Market Report; 04 October 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 9,869,400 shares in 1,132 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 332,796,797.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, October 1), today’s data shows 84% improvement in volume, 140% improvement in turnover, and 41% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.76 trillion. In the aggregate, 49...

Asian Markets Mixed, Hang Seng Index Drops 2%

Asian markets were mixed in Monday trade, with the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong tumbling more than 2% following its return from a Friday holiday. The Hang Seng index fell 2.19% to 24,036.37, by the market close in Hong Kong. Trading in shares of China Evergrande was halted, as investor concern surrounding the indebted property developer returned. Trading in the shares of Evergrande Property Services was also halted, with the firm saying in an exchange filing that there’s an impending...

Market Report; 29 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 8,826,100 shares in 1,289 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 491,316,926.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, September 28), today’s data shows 38% decline in volume, 259% improvement in turnover, and 38% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.69 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Edge Lower, Japan’s Nikkei 225 falls more than 2%

Asia-Pacific stocks largely fell in Wednesday trade following an overnight tumble on Wall Street, with the Nasdaq plunging nearly 3% as bond yields rise. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slipped 2.12% to close at 29,544.29 while the Topix index dropped 2.09% to finish the trading day at 2,038.29. Mainland Chinese stocks also saw sizable losses on the day as the Shanghai composite shed 1.83% to 3,536.29 and the Shenzhen component fell 1.64% to 14,079.02. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index bucked the overall...

Market Report; 28 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 14,304,800 shares in 937 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 136,859,518.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, September 27), today’s data shows 6% improvement in volume, 67% decline in turnover, but 6% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.69 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Economists cut China’s GDP Forecasts

 Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mostly lower on Tuesday, as various firms downgraded China’s GDP forecasts. Goldman Sachs on Tuesday slashed its China GDP growth expectations to 7.8%, down from the 8.2% previously forecast. Nomura also expected China’s GDP to grow by 7.7% this year, down from a previous forecast of 8.2%. Still, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led gains regionally, jumping 1.2% on the day to 24,500.39. Mainland Chinese stocks closed mixed, with the Shanghai composite up 0.54% to 3,602.22...

Market Report; 27 September 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 13,485,600 shares in 886 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 414,608,365.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, September 24), today’s data shows 23% improvement in volume, 10% improvement in turnover, but 9% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.7 trillion. In the aggregate, 45...

Asian Markets Mixed, Evergrande Shares in Hong Kong Rise

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday, with investors monitoring stocks related to embattled developer China Evergrande Group. Mainland Chinese stocks closed lower, with the Shanghai composite slipping 0.84% to 3,582.83 while the Shenzhen component dipped around 0.1% to 14,344.29. Shares of China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group in Hong Kong plunged 9.42% following the firm’s Friday warning that it was in a “serious shortage of funds.” The company also announced over the weekend that it will not proceed with plans...

Market Report; 24 September 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 10,959,900 shares in 975 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 375,311,750.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, September 23), today’s data shows 38% decline in volume and 52% decline in turnover. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.7 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE equities participated in...

Asian Markets Mixed, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Jumps 2%

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday, as investors continued to watch developments surrounding China Evergrande Group. The Nikkei 225 in Japan jumped 2.06% to close at 30,248.81, with shares of Fast Retailing and Softbank Group gaining 1.5% and 2.76% respectively. The Topix index gained 2.31% to finish the trading day at 2,090.75. South Korea’s Kospi, on the other hand, closed fractionally lower at 3,125.24 While, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 1.45% to close at 23,155.49. Shares of China Evergrande Group in Hong...

Market Report; 23 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 17,580,900 shares in 975 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 777,164,417.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, September 22), today’s data shows 16% decline in volume, 3% decline in turnover, and 9% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Higher, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Rises 1.04%

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mostly higher in Thursday trade as investors in Asia-Pacific continue monitoring the situation surrounding China Evergrande Group. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 1.04%, as of its final hour of trading, following losses earlier in the week. It had returned to trade after a holiday on Wednesday. Shares of China Evergrande Group in the city jumped more than 17%, paring some gains after soaring more than 20% earlier. That was also after days...

Market Report; 22 Semptember 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 20,957,300 shares in 1,072 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 799,404,479.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, September 21), today’s data shows 23% improvement in volume, 26% decline in turnover, and 8% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE equities...

Market Report; 21 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 16,991,000 shares in 1,160 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,082,645,967.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, September 20), today’s data shows 187% improvement in volume, 489% improvement in turnover, and 7% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Japan’s Nikkei 225 falls 2%

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday as investors continued monitoring the situation surrounding embattled developer China Evergrande Group. Japanese stocks declined as they returned to trade following a Monday holiday. The Nikkei 225 closed 2.17% lower at 29,839.71 as shares of conglomerate Softbank Group plunged 4.98%. The Topix index shed 1.7% on the day to 2,064.55. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which was dragged down by more than 3% on Monday amid investor fears around Evergrande, rose 0.51% to close...

Market Report; 20 September 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 5,916,500 shares in 1,089 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 183,738,871.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, September 17), today’s data shows 52% decline in volume, 52% decline in turnover, but 20% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.76 trillion. In the aggregate, 44...

Asian Pacific Stocks Lower, Hang Seng Index Drops more than 3%

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led losses among Asia-Pacific markets in Monday trade, with shares of embattled Chinese developer China Evergrande Group continuing to drop. The Hang Seng index dropped 3.3% to close at 23,099.14. Shares of China Evergrande Group in the city plummeted 10.24%, after falling as much as 17% earlier. The Hang Seng Properties Index dropped to a 52-week low, falling 6.69% on the day. Shares of insurers listed in asia also plunged. AIA dropped 4.94% while...

Market Report; 17 September 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 12,263,100 shares in 909 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 384,690,461.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, September 16), today’s data shows 33% decline in volume, 26% decline in turnover, and 15% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.78 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Market Report; 16 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 18,178,000 shares in 1,065 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 521,842,680.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, September 15), today’s data shows 46% improvement in volume, 17% improvement in turnover, but 33% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.74 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Higher, Chinese Stocks Lead Regional Losses

Asia-Pacific stocks were largely lower on Thursday, with Chinese stocks leading losses regionally. By the mainland market close on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite dropped 1.34% to 3,607.09 while the Shenzhen component plunged 1.954% to 14,258.13. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 1.46% to close at 24,667.85, with most casino stocks listed in the city seeing a second straight day of sharp losses. Shares of Wynn Macau in Hong Kong dropped 4.69%, Sands China fell 7.96% and Melco International Development slipped 0.76%. Those moves followed a Wednesday plunge...

Market Report; 15 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 12,451,800 shares in 1,579 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 445,915,853.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, September 14), today’s data shows 30% decline in volume, 18% decline in turnover, but 30% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.73 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, Investors React to Chinese Economic Data

Shares in Asia-Pacific were largely lower on Wednesday, as investors reacted to the release of Chinese economic data. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped 1.84% to close at 25,033.21 — falling more than 1% for the third straight session. Casino stocks listed in the city plunged amid fears over tighter regulations as Macao kicked off a public gaming consultation. Shares of Wynn Macau plummeted 29%, while Sands China plunged more than 32%. Galaxy Entertainment Group dropped around 20%. Mainland Chinese stocks closed lower,...

Market Report; 14 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 17,720,500 shares in 1,216 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 545,478,593.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, September 13), today’s data shows 13% improvement in volume, 11% decline in turnover, but 8% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.74 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, Investors Watch out for U.S Inflation Data

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the release of U.S. consumer inflation data for August. In Hong Kong, China Evergrande Group’s stock plunged 11.87% after the embattled property developer on Tuesday flagged expectations for a “significant continuing decline in contract sales in September,” as confidence falls following negative media reports surrounding the firm. Shares of China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle and Evergrande Property Services, units that Evergrande has been attempting to sell, also plummeted 24.66%...

Market Report; 13 September 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 15,651,400 shares in 1,127 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 615,823,237.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, September 10), today’s data shows 39% improvement in volume, 54% improvement in turnover, and 7% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.74 trillion. In the aggregate, 49...

Asian Markets Mixed, Hong Kong Shares Lead Losses

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday, with stocks in Hong Kong leading losses. Hong Kong-listed shares of Alibaba dropped 4.23% following a Financial Times report that Beijing wants to break up Ant Group’s Alipay and force the creation of a separate loans app. Other Chinese tech stocks also declined, with Tencent falling 2.45% while Meituan slipped 4.47%. The Hang Seng Tech index dropped 2.27% to 6,595.03. Chinese electric vehicle stocks fell after the country’s industry minister said consolidation in the sector is...

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