NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Equity turnover at the Nairobi Securities
Exchange (NSE) on Friday rose 209 percent to 13 million
U.S. dollars on a volume of 35 million shares, up from
14 million shares worth 4.2 million dollars, boosted by
vibrant local investors’ trading.
investors’ participation stood at 72 percent, up from 57
percent in Thursday’s session.
Commercial Bank (KCB), Safaricom, Equity Bank, East
African Breweries Ltd, and Co-operative Bank accounted
for 97 percent of the day’s total turnover.
traded counters were, however, KCB, Safaricom, Equity,
Cooperative and KenolKobil, which moved 18.9 million,
8.7 million, 3.5 million, 1 million, and 600,000 shares
turnover rose, the NSE 20 Share Index slid 29.80 points
to close at 3,783.98 points. During the week, the index
lost 56.01 points, or 1.5 percent.
The NSE All
Share Index (NASI), on the other hand, was up 0.01
points to close at 164.49 points. The index shed 1.16
points in the week. The NSE 25 Share Index lost 17.13
points to stand at 4,307.07.
At the bond
segment, turnover went up by 73 percent to stand at 40
million dollars, a new high.