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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...

Market Report; 10 September 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 11,263,500 shares in 1,049 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 399,062,545.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, September 9), today’s data shows 31% decline in volume, 27% decline in turnover, and 15% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.74 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Asian Markets Edge Higher, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index Jumps Nearly 2%

Shares in Asia-Pacific rose on Friday, as investors monitored Hong Kong-listed stocks of firms in regulation-hit sectors such as video games. Shares of Tencent in Hong Kong jumped 2.08% on Friday while NetEase gained 3.14% — a partial recovery after the heavy losses seen Thursday. Gaming stocks had tumbled on Thursday as the South China Morning Post reported that the Chinese government will suspend approvals for new online games in the country. After the market close, however, the...

NSE Market Report; 09 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 16,311,000 shares in 1,227 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 550,021,133.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, September 8), today’s data shows 48% improvement in volume, 67% improvement in turnover, but 11% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.73 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Decline, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index Drops 2%

Hong Kong stocks dropped on Thursday, with shares in the rest of Asia-Pacific also largely declining. Shares of Tencent and Netease in Hong Kong dropped 8.48% and 11.03% respectively on Thursday after regulatory pressures surfaced again. While the broader Hang Seng index in Hong Kong dropped 2.3% on the day to 25,716. Chinese state media reported that the two were among video game firms summoned to a meeting with regulators. Issues discussed during the meeting included reminding them of restrictions on...

Market Report; 08 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 11,049,600 shares in 1,378 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 328,708,061.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, September 7), today’s data shows 23% decline in volume, 15% decline in turnover, and 2% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion. In the aggregate, 51 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Shares in Hong Kong Rise Nearly 4%

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday, with shares of China Evergrande Group recovering slightly after briefly falling below their IPO price. By the Wednesday market close in Hong Kong, China Evergrande Group shares in the city rose 3.92%. Still, the embattled property developer’s stock has dropped nearly 5% so far this week, extending declines since last week after it warned that it could default. Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday downgraded its rating, citing “heightened liquidity...

Market Report; 07 September 2021, WPP Scangroup Leads the Gainers

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 14,312,200 shares in 1,406 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 385,906,865.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, September 6), today’s data shows 16% improvement in volume, 9% improvement in turnover, and 9% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.7 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Higher as China’s Exports in August Beat Expectations

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mostly higher on Tuesday, as China’s August trade data came in above expectations. The Shanghai Composite in mainland China rose 1.51% to close at 3,676.59 while the Shenzhen component advanced 1.074% to 14,702.90. China’s exports jumped 25.6% year-over-year in August, customs data showed Tuesday — above expectations for a 17.1% rise by analysts in a Reuters poll. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.73% to close at 26,353.63. Shares of retail firms listed in the city...

Market Report; 06 September 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 12,353,200 shares in 1,288 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 352,712,521.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, September 3), today’s data shows 55% decline in volume, 3% improvement in turnover, and 15% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.72 trillion. In the aggregate, 52...

Asian Pacific Stocks Rise, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Surges Nearly 2%

Asia-Pacific stocks rose on Monday, with shares in Japan and China seeing big gains. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was among the biggest gainers regionally, rising 1.83% to close at 29,659.89. That added to its surge of 2.05% on Friday after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he will not be running in the upcoming leadership election. The Topix advanced 1.24%. Mainland Chinese stocks also saw robust gains on the day, with the Shanghai composite gaining 1.12% to 3,621.86 and the Shenzhen component jumped...

Market Report; 03 September 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 27,578,900 shares in 1,124 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 341,911,653.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, September 2), today’s data shows 302% improvement in volume, 128% improvement in turnover, and 10% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.73 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Asian Markets Mixed, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Jumps

Asian markets were mixed as Shares in Japan jumped on Friday after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he will not be running in the upcoming leadership election. The Nikkei 225 closed 2.05% higher at 29,128.11 while the Topix index finished the trading day 1.61% higher at 2,015.45. Japanese manufacturing stocks saw big gains, with Fanuc jumping 3.46% while JFE Holdings surged 6.49%. The Japanese yen traded at 109.97 per dollar, still stronger than levels around 110.4 seen against the greenback earlier this...

Market Report; 02 September 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 6,864,700 shares in 1,022 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 149,824,581.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, September 1), today’s data shows 60% decline in volume, 70% decline in turnover, and 20% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.75 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, Australia Reports a Trade Surplus

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Thursday trade as Australia reported a higher-than-expected trade surplus in July. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia shed 0.72%. Australia recorded a trade surplus of 12.117 billion Australian dollars (about $8.93 billion) in July, according to data released Thursday by the country’s Bureau of Statistics. That was much higher than the 10.2 billion Australian dollars surplus projected in a Reuters poll. Elsewhere, mainland Chinese stocks were mixed, with the Shanghai composite up...

Market Report; 01 September, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 17,042,400 shares in 1,270 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 502,290,249.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 31), today’s data shows 8% decline in volume, 37% decline in turnover, and 4% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.77 trillion. In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities...

Market Report;31 August 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 18,564,000 shares in 1,328 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 793,045,075.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, August 30), today’s data shows 111% improvement in volume, 300% improvement in turnover, and 15% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.77 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Data Shows China’s Factory Activity was Lower in August

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday, as data showed slowing Chinese factory activity growth in August. In mainland China, the Shanghai composite rose 0.45% to close at 3,543.94 while the Shenzhen component shed 0.659% on the day to 14,328.38. China’s factory activity grew at a slower pace in August as compared with the previous month, data released Tuesday showed. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for August came in at 50.1, against July’s reading of 50.4. Meanwhile, the...

Market Report; 30 August, 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 8,787,600 shares in 1,156 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 198,122,100.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, August 27), today’s data shows 18% decline in volume, 41% decline in turnover, and 10% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.82 trillion. In the aggregate, 52...

Asian Markets Edge Higher, Australia Stocks Recover from Dip

Shares in Asia-Pacific mostly rose on Monday trade, with Australian stocks recovering from an earlier slip as Covid cases in the country spike. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced 0.54% to close at 27,789.29 while the Topix index gained 1.11% to 1,950.14. South Korea’s Kospi ended the trading day up 0.33% at 3,144.19. Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed on the day as the Shanghai composite rose 0.17% to 3,528.15, while the Shenzhen component dipped fractionally to 14,423.37. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed 0.52%...

Market Report; 27 August 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 10,713,800 shares in 1,278 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 334,298,808.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, August 26), today’s data shows 51% decline in volume, 50% decline in turnover, and 5% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.85 trillion. In the aggregate, 44...

Market Report; 26 August 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 21,730,000 shares in 1,341 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 662,151,568.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, August 25), today’s data shows 96% improvement in volume, 67% improvement in turnover, and 8% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.85 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, South Korea Hikes Interest Rates

Asia-Pacific markets mostly declined on Thursday despite overnight gains on Wall Street, while South Korea became the first major economy to raise interest rates during the pandemic. The Bank of Korea raised its base rate by 25 basis points to 0.75% for the first time in nearly three years. South Korean stocks were mixed. The benchmark Kospi fell 0.58% to 3,128.53 while the Kosdaq gained 0.26% to 1,020.44. The Korean won weakened against the dollar following the rate hike,...

Market Report; 25 August 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 11,073,100 shares in 1,237 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 396,593,129.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 24), today’s data shows 48% improvement in volume, 32% improvement in turnover, and 5% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.85 trillion. In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities...

Asian Stocks Mixed, Chinese Tech Stocks Jump

Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as optimism continued to drive U.S. stocks, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reaching record highs overnight. Meanwhile, India’s benchmark index hit a record high. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 0.13% to close at 25,693.95 after jumping earlier. Chinese tech stocks listed in Hong Kong pared morning gains, losing steam by the close after rallying Tuesday. Tencent shares rose 0.55% after jumping 3% earlier. Food...

Market Report; 24 August 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 7,475,200 shares in 1,174 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 300,217,368.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, August 23), today’s data shows 64% decline in volume, 54% decline in turnover, and 2% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.86 trillion. In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities...

Market Report; 20 August 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week. A total of 14,969,200 shares in 1,089 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 552,931,371.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, August 19), today’s data shows a 47% decline in volume and a 56% decline in turnover. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.83 trillion. In the aggregate,...

Market Report; 19 August 2021

At the end of Thursday’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). A total of 28,493,200 shares in 1,099 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,248,341,612.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, August 18), today’s data shows 131% improvement in volume, 101% improvement in turnover, but 26% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.8 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE...

Market Report; 18 August 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 12,331,800 shares in 1,479 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 621,542,339.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 17), today’s data shows 47% decline in volume, 62% decline in turnover, but 2% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.83 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Higher, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Keeps Rates Unchanged

Shares in Asia were higher on Wednesday, with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand keeping interest rates unchanged despite expectations of a hike. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.59% to close at 27,585.91 while the Topix index climbed 0.44% on the day to 1,923.97. Japan’s government on Tuesday decided to extend the Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas to Sept. 12, local news agency Kyodo News reported. Mainland Chinese stocks closed higher. The Shanghai...

Market Report; 17 August, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 23,432,900 shares in 1,445 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,655,638,107.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, August 16), today’s data shows 128% improvement in volume, 240% improvement in turnover, and 32% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.85 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Decline, China internet shares fall Amidst Regulatory Fears

Shares in Asia-Pacific declined on Tuesday, with Chinese internet stocks in Hong Kong falling again as regulatory fears resurfaced. By the Tuesday market close in Hong Kong, shares of Tencent dropped 4.14% while Alibaba plunged 4.77% and JD.com slipped 5.16%. The Hang Seng Tech index slipped 3.13% to 6,218.89. Those losses came after China’s market regulator issued draft rules on Tuesday aimed at stopping unfair competition on the internet. Hong Kong’s broader Hang Seng index fell 1.66% to 25,745.87. Mainland Chinese stocks led...

Market Report; 16 August, 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 10,270,600 shares in 1,092 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 487,466,064.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, August 13), today’s data shows 58% decline in volume, 62% improvement in turnover, and 5% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.78 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Market Report; 13 August 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 24,287,800 shares in 1,043 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 301,807,540.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, August 12), today’s data shows 26% decline in volume, 19% improvement in turnover, and 8% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.75 trillion. In the aggregate, 48...

Market Report; 12 August, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 32,837,300 shares in 966 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 253,455,645.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, August 11), today’s data shows 176% improvement in volume, 52% decline in turnover, but 1% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.75 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, Currencies Rise on Weaker Dollar

Asia-Pacific stocks were mostly lower by the close on Thursday, as U.S. markets again notched highs after data showed inflation was not as bad as feared. The dollar weakened while Asian currencies rose. Chinese stocks closed in negative territory. The Shanghai Composite was down 0.22% to close at 3,524.74, while the Shenzhen component declined 0.79% to 14,901.97. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost nearly 1%. In its Hong Kong debut, Chinese electric vehicle maker Li Auto’s shares dipped as much as...

Market Report; 11 August 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 11,895,500 shares in 953 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 523,364,684.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 10), today’s data shows 44% decline in volume, 3% decline in turnover, and 24% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.74 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, Major Chinese Stocks Muted

Major Asia-Pacific markets closed mixed on Wednesday, while shares of China’s most indebted property developer Evergrande and some of its units soared. Chinese markets were muted. The Shanghai composite closed just above the flatline to 3,532.62, while the Shenzhen component was down 0.24% to 15,021.17. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.21% in the final hour of trade. Shares of China Evergrande jumped more than 8% in the afternoon after the company said in a filing that it was in...

Market Report; 04 August, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). A total of 5,843,800 shares in 880 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 147,204,329.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 3), today’s data shows a 36% decline in volume, a 60% decline in turnover, and a 25% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.66 trillion. In the...

Market Report; 30 June 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 15,436,300 shares in 1,094 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 578,074,318.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, July 29), today’s data shows 6% improvement in volume, 48% improvement in turnover, and 6% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.7 trillion. In the aggregate, 52...

Market Report; 29 July, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 14,508,200 shares in 1,036 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 390,886,629.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, July 28), today’s data shows 58% improvement in volume, 82% improvement in turnover, and 2% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.7 trillion. In the aggregate, 50 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Rise, U.S Fed Leaves Benchmark Interest Rate at Zero

Asia-Pacific markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate near zero meanwhile, shares in Hong Kong continued to see a rebound on Thursday from a two-day slump earlier in the week. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 3.3% to close at 26,315.32. The index had dived more than 8% over two days early this week. Chinese tech stocks in Hong Kong, which were hit hard by the market rout earlier in the...

Market Report; 28 July, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 9,199,000 shares in 1,014 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 215,071,035.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, July 27), today’s data shows 25% decline in volume, 50% decline in turnover, and 17% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.69 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE equities...

Market Report; 27 July, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 12,202,100 shares in 1,215 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 427,327,149.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, July 26), today’s data shows 211% improvement in volume, 436% improvement in turnover, and 13% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.69 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities...

Asian Markets Mixed, China Tech Stocks Crumble

Hong Kong continued selling off on Tuesday, extending losses from Monday. The broader Asia-Pacific markets, meanwhile, were mixed. The broader Hang Seng index in Hong Kong briefly fell more than 5% in Tuesday afternoon trade before paring some of those gains, eventually closing 4.22% lower at 25,086.43. The index has fallen more than 8% in just two days as regulatory fears surrounding China’s technology and private education sector weighed on investor sentiment. On Monday, it fell more than...

Market Report; 26 July 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 3,929,300 shares in 1,079 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 79,770,230.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, July 23), today’s data shows 59% decline in volume, 77% decline in turnover, but 8% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.73 trillion. In the aggregate, 51...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, Hang Seng Index Declines 4% Leading Losses in the Region

Asian markets dropped sharply by the close on Monday, wiping out the Hang Seng index’s gains for 2021 once again as Chinese tech and education stocks plunged under regulatory pressure. Meanwhile, a summit between China and the United States got off to an acrimonious start, weighing on investor sentiment. The broader Asia-Pacific markets were largely lower, with mainland Chinese stocks also falling. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell 4.13% to close at 26,192.32,...

Market Report; 23 July, 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 9,550,600 shares in 995 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 340,890,092.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, July 22), today’s data shows 31% improvement in volume, 26% improvement in turnover, and 15% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.72 trillion. In the aggregate, 52...

Asian Markets Mixed, China Tech Shares Fall

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday as investors monitored Chinese tech stocks in Hong Kong after regulatory concerns resurfaced. By the Friday market close in Hong Kong, shares of Chinese tech firms listed in the city tumbled. Kuaishou plunged 10.75% while Tencent slipped 2.39% and Meituan dropped 2.36%. The broader Hang Seng Tech index declined 2.96%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.45% to 27,321.98. Bloomberg News reported that Beijing is considering harsh penalties on ride-hailing...

Market Report; 22 July 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 7,287,600 shares in 862 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 270,834,765.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, July 21), today’s data shows 51% decline in volume, 56% decline in turnover, and 24% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.72 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities...

Asian Pacific Stocks Rise, Hong Kong Markets Record 2% Rise

Shares in Asia-Pacific were higher on Thursday, with markets in Japan closed for a holiday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was among the biggest gainers regionally, rising 1.83% to close at 27,723.84. Shares of China Evergrande Group surged 7.87%. Those gains came after the indebted developer announced it has solved legal disputes with China Guangfa Bank, according to Reuters. Mainland Chinese stocks closed higher, with the Shanghai composite climbing 0.34% to 3,574.73 while the Shenzhen component rose 0.326% to 15,262.19 while South Korea’s Kospi gained...

Market Report; 21 July, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 14,724,700 shares in 1,141 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 612,517,663.00 were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, July 19), today’s data shows 14% decline in volume but 5% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.72 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE listed equities participated in trading,...

Asian Markets Mixed Following Wall street Rebound

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday trade, following an overnight bounce stateside that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising more than 500 points. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.58% to close at 27,548 while the Topix index advanced 0.82% to finish the trading day at 1,904.41. Japan’s exports rose 48.6% in June as compared with a year earlier, according to data released Wednesday by the country’s Ministry of Finance. That was higher than a...

Asian Markets Trade Lower, China Maintains Lending Rate

Shares in Asia-Pacific fell on Tuesday following an overnight tumble for stocks on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge more than 700 points. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slipped 0.96% to close at 27,388.16 — the Nikkei is down more than 10% from its February high as of today’s close. Meanwhile, the Topix index fell 0.96% to end the trading day at 1,888.89. South Korea’s Kospi closed 0.35% lower at 3,232.70. Mainland Chinese stocks...

Market Report; 16 July, 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 12,141,300 shares in 1,083 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 433,061,855.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, July 15), today’s data shows 69% improvement in volume, 76% improvement in turnover, and 4% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion. In the aggregate, 49...

Asian Markets Mixed, Bank of Japan Holds Monetary Rate Steady

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Friday as the Bank of Japan held steady on monetary policy. The Nikkei 225 in Japan fell 0.98% to close at 28,003.08 while the Topix index slipped 0.38% to finish the trading day at 1,932.19. Japan’s central bank downgraded its real GDP forecast for 2021 to 3.8% growth, as compared with the 4% growth forecast made in April. The Bank of Japan also kept its yield curve control target at -0.1%...

Market Report; 15 July, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 7,174,900 shares in 1,040 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 246,005,403.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, July 14), today’s data shows 46% decline in volume, 35% decline in turnover, and 5% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.72 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE listed...

Asian Markets Mixed, China Reports Economic Growth

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Thursday as China reported its second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) rose. Mainland Chinese stocks closed higher. The Shanghai Composite rose 1.02% to 3,564.59 while the Shenzhen component advanced 0.751% to 15,169.33. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.85%, as of its final hour of trading. China’s GDP rose 7.9% year-on-year in the second quarter, official data showed Thursday. That was lower than expectations by economists for an 8.1% rise. Meanwhile, retail sales in June jumped...

Market Report; 14 July, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 13,331,800 shares in 1,100 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 380,915,296.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, July 13), today’s data shows 4% decline in turnover but 7% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.67 trillion. In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading,...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, U.S Inflation Higher Than Expected in June

Shares in Asia-Pacific mostly slipped on Wednesday following a hotter-than-expected U.S. inflation report released overnight. The Shanghai Composite in mainland China fell 1.07% to close at 3,528.50 while the Shenzhen component fell 0.875% to end the trading day at 15,056.32. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index shed 0.69%, as of its final hour of trading. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 closed 0.38% lower at 28,608.49 while the Topix index fell 0.23% on the day to 1,963.16. The Kospi in South Korea dipped 0.2% to close...

Market Report; 13 July 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 13,213,000 shares in 1,025 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 395,410,780.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, July 12), today’s data shows 27% improvement in volume, 6% improvement in turnover, but 9% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.65 trillion. In the aggregate, 49 NSE listed...

Asian Markets Edge Lower, Investors React to China’s Trade Data

Shares in Asia-Pacific were higher on Tuesday as investors reacted to China’s trade data for June. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led gains regionally as it jumped 1.63% to close at 27,963.41. In mainland China, the Shanghai composite rose 0.53% to close at 3,566.52 while the Shenzhen component climbed 0.183% on the day to 15,189.29. China’s exports in June jumped 32.2% as compared with a year earlier, customs data showed Tuesday. That was much higher than a forecast by analysts in a...

Market Report; 12 July, 2021; Diamond Trust Bank Leads the Banking Sector

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 10,374,100 shares in 1,122 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 374,125,015.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, July 9), today’s data shows 42% decline in volume, 60% decline in turnover, but 14% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.65 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Asian Markets Edge Higher, China and Japan Lead Gains.

Stocks in Asia-Pacific rose on Monday, with shares in Japan and China leading gains regionally. Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 2.25% to close at 28,659.02 while the Topix index jumped 2.14% to end the trading day at 1,953.33. South Korea’s Kospi closed 0.89% higher at 3,246.47. Mainland Chinese stocks also closed higher, with the Shanghai composite up 0.67% to 3,547.84 while the Shenzhen component climbed 2.137% to 15,161.52. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained about 0.8%, as of its final hour of trading. The S&P/ASX 200 in...

Market Report; 09 July, 2021, Kakuzi Plc among Top Losers

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A total of 17,825,500 shares in 986 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 938,335,577.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, July 8), today’s data shows 8% decline in volume, 81% improvement in turnover, but 19% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.66 trillion. In the aggregate, 47...

Asian Markets Decline Amidst Fears of Rising COVID-19 Cases

Shares in Asia-Pacific fell on Friday as Covid worries resurfaced in the region. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 1.07%% to close at 3,217.95. South Korea announced Friday that the greater Seoul area will be placed under the toughest social distancing rules of Level 4, according to local news agency Yonhap. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.63% to close at 27,940.42 while the Topix index shed 0.41% to end the trading day at 1,912.38. Olympics organizers will ban spectators from the upcoming summer...

Market Report; 08 July, 2021; Kenya Power Leads in Volumes

At the end of Thursday’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.  A total of 19,290,800 shares in 1,218 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 517,757,036.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, July 7), today’s data shows 24% improvement in volume, 14% improvement in turnover, and 1% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.67 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed...

Market Report; 07 July, 2021; Safaricom Pays Micheal Joseph a Bonus of Kes 127.5 Million

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 15,587,500 shares in 1,202 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 454,182,325.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, July 6), today’s data shows 19% improvement in volume, 3% decline in turnover, but 22% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.65 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed...

Asian Pacific Stocks Mixed, Hang Seng Closes Flat at 27,960.62

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday following losses on Wall Street with the S&P 500 ending its seven-day winning streak. Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng made its debut in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Shares ended the trading day unchanged after rising nearly 2% in the early moments of trading. The broader Hang Seng index in the city slipped 0.4% to close at 27,960.62. Mainland Chinese stocks closed higher, with the Shanghai composite rising 0.66% to 3,553.72 while the Shenzhen component advanced 1.857%...

Market Report; 06 July, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 13,078,700 shares in 989 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 467,179,903.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, July 5), today’s data shows 25% decline in volume, 41% improvement in turnover, but 6% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.64 trillion. In the aggregate, 51 NSE listed...

Asian Markets Mixed, Australia Central Bank Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged

Shares in major Asia-Pacific markets struggled for direction on Tuesday as investors reacted to the Australian central bank’s interest rate decision. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 0.16% to close at 28,643.21, while the Topix index advanced 0.28% to end the trading day at 1,954.50. Over in South Korea, the Kospi gained 0.36% on the day to 3,305.21. Mainland Chinese stocks, on the other hand, closed lower. The Shanghai composite slipped 0.11% to 3,530.26, while...

Market Report; 05 July 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 17,387,700 shares in 1,048 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 330,845,027.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, July 2), today’s data shows 2% decline in volume, 47% decline in turnover, but 3% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.64 trillion. In the aggregate, 46...

Market Report; 02 July 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 17,761,200 shares in 1,013 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 629,575,066.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, July 1), today’s data shows 25% decline in volume, 9% improvement in turnover, but 4% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.63 trillion. In the aggregate, 49...

Asian Markets Mixed, China and Japan Lead Losses

Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed on Friday as investors looked ahead to a closely-watched U.S. jobs report set to be released later. Mainland Chinese stocks were among the biggest losers regionally as the Shanghai composite fell 1.95% on the day to 3,518.76 while the Shenzhen component dropped 2.448% to close at 14,670.71. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 1.8% to finish the trading day at 28,310.42 Elsewhere, the Nikkei 225 in Japan nudged 0.27% higher to close at 28,783.28 while the Topix index gained...

Market Report; 1 July 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 23,766,100 shares in 1,056 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 578,512,684.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, June 30), today’s data shows 87% improvement in volume, 102% improvement in turnover, and 4% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.65 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed...

Asia – Pacific Stocks Drop as PMI Data shows Decline in Factory Activity.

Shares in Asia-Pacific slipped on Thursday as investors reacted to the release of Chinese economic data. Mainland Chinese stocks closed lower as the Shanghai composite declined fractionally to 3,588.78 and the Shenzhen component slipped 0.81% to 15,038.88. A private survey released Thursday showed Chinese factory activity growth slowing in June. The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for June came in at 51.3 on Thursday, a lower reading than May’s 52.0. PMI readings above 50 represent expansion, while those below...

Market Report; 30 June, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange A total of 12,676,300 shares in 1,017 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 286,454,891.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, June 29), today’s data shows 23% decline in volume, 33% decline in turnover, and 12% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.63 trillion. In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed...

Asian Markets Mixed Pushed by China’s Manufacturing Data

Major Asian markets were mixed by the close on Wednesday, with oil prices continuing to rise. Meanwhile, China released its data on manufacturing activity in the morning, a benchmark for Asian traders. Mainland Chinese stocks rose by the afternoon. The Shanghai Composite was up 0.50% to close at 3,591.20, while the Shenzhen component jumped 1.08% to 15,161.70. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was subdued, edging down 0.41% in the afternoon. China-based drugmaker Hutchmed made its debut in Hong Kong,...

Asian Stocks Lower Despite Wall street Record High

Shares in Asia-Pacific fell on Tuesday despite gains overnight on Wall Street as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs. Mainland Chinese stocks closed lower. The Shanghai composite edged 0.92% lower to 3,573.18, while the Shenzhen component dropped 0.993% to 14,999.80. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 0.94% to finish the trading day at 28,994.10. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.81% to close at 28,812.61 while the Topix index shed 0.82% to end the trading day at 1,949.48. South Korea’s Kospi also declined...

Market Report; 28 June 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange  A total of 18,713,100 shares in 1,025 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 632,959,530.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, June 25), today’s data shows 6% improvement in volume, 4% improvement in turnover, and 10% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.61 trillion. In the aggregate, 45...

Asian Markets Mixed, Hong Kong Records Shorter Trading Day

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday, as Hong Kong saw a shorter trading day following a morning pause due to severe weather conditions. The Hang Seng index slipped fractionally on Monday to 29,268.30. Trading in Hong Kong’s markets resumed Monday afternoon in the city after an earlier severe weather warning was lowered. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing announced earlier on Monday that the morning trading sessions of both the securities and derivatives markets, including Stock Connect...

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