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NEPSE Market To Reopen From Today

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON) on Sunday decided to direct the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) to open the market from Monday,June 29.

The SEBON has asked the stakeholders to resort to electronic medium for share and money transfer. “Investors, brokers, NEPSE, CDS and clearing and merchant banks should follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines published earlier,” said the capital market regulator.

It also added that the companies and offices would be punished in case they did not strictly adhere to the required safety measures.

Stock brokerage firms are not allowed to run their screen room while the investors are urged to conduct share transactions from their office as far as possible.

According to SEBON “Arrangements made so far would facilitate the investors to make their share transactions from their own home”.

The responsibility to set the market opening time, circuit break and price limit is given to NEPSE which is asked to set provisions to create stability in the transactions in the secondary market.

Although the government had relaxed the lockdown two weeks ago, the share market remained closed even though other businesses, that are riskier than the capital market, are in operation. The SEBON had formed a team to look into the matter and it decided to reopen the market as per the recommendation of the team.

To facilitate the electronic transaction, CDSC has developed a system to transfer the shares electronically after testing it among the brokers.

SEBON had directed the NEPSE to develop an online system for the entire share transaction process.

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