KATHMANDU: Securities worth Rs. 143.58 billion were listed at Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) during the eight months of the current fiscal year 2021/22.
Such securities comprise debenture worth Rs. 46.16 billion, bonus shares worth Rs. 37.16 billion, government bond worth Rs. 29.50 billion, the ordinary share worth Rs. 17.83 billion, right share worth Rs. 9.18 billion and a mutual fund worth Rs. 3.75 billion, according to the macroeconomic report of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON) approved the total public issuance of securities worth Rs. 13.75 billion during the review period.
The SEBON has given permission to the concerned companies to issue debenture worth Rs. 4.8 billion, right share worth Rs. 3.11 billion, mutual fund worth Rs. 3.0 billion and ordinary shares worth Rs. 2.84 billion in the review period. The share of BFIs and insurance companies in stock market capitalization is 66 percent.
Such a share for hydropower companies is 10.6 percent, investment companies 7.1 percent, manufacturing and processing industries 4.1 percent, hotels 1.4 percent, trading companies 0.4 percent, and the share of other companies is 10.3 percent.
The paid-up value of 6.61 billion shares listed at NEPSE stood at Rs. 651.21 billion in mid-March 2022.