NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) turnover and
the key index were on a rally Wednesday boosted by local
Equity turnover went
up 109 percent to close the day at 23 million U.S. dollars on a
volume of 135 million shares up from 35 million worth 11 million
The NSE 20 Share
Index, on the other hand, ended the session at 3,632.80, an
increase of 32 points from the previous level.
participation during the session stood at 76 percent with the
foreigners, who cut both sales and purchases, accounting for 24
percent of trading.
Britam was the most traded stock, moving 104 million shares at
0.15 dollars, a 9 percent rise. The share was mainly traded by
leading telecom came second with 17 million shares transacted at
unchanged price of 0.23 dollars.
At the third spot
was Scangroup which moved 5.6 million shares while Kenya Re, an
insurance firm, and Cooperative Bank closed the list of the five
most traded stocks during the session by moving 1.8 million and
1.5 million shares respectively.
At the secondary
bond market, turnover dropped from 34 million dollars to 24
million dollars while the NSE All Share Index closed the day at
152.56 from 152.19.