June 24, 2021 | Investopaper
Securities Board Of Nepal (SEBON) has reduced the maximum percent change in the price of securities trading in the pre-opening session. The board has reduced the current 5 percent change to 2 percent to manage the unnatural fluctuations in the price of securities traded in the pre-opening session.
Through this provision, the securities price can move up to 2 percent in the pre-opening session. The Board is confident that the secondary market will be more investment-friendly as the pre-opening session will be more systematic after the implementation of this provision.
In the pre-opening session, the stock market is open for 15 minutes from 10:30 am to 10:45 am. Regular trading of the stock market starts at 11 a.m. based on the price of pre-opening trading.
Similarly, the Board has reduced the current minimum price change limit of one rupee to 10 paisa during trading of securities in order to ensure competitive price to the investors. Now, the investors can bid or sell the shares at decimal points.
These new provisions approved by the Board will be implemented by the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE).