NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
A rise in share prices of several top
stocks helped to push up Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)
20 Share Index and turnover in Tuesday’s trading.
rose 29 percent to 3.3 million U.S. dollars on a volume
of 16 million shares from 11 million worth 2.6 million
the NSE 20 Share Index was up 0.54 points to close at
2,963.56 points, sustaining an upward trend for the
second consecutive session.
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and Sasini were some of the
top stocks whose prices went up by between 0.6 percent
and 6 percent.
was the top traded stock after moving 5.3 million shares
at a low of 0.16 dollars. KCB was the second traded
stock after moving 3.4 million shares at 0.27 dollars.
Equity Bank and Barclays Bank were the third, fourth and
fifth top movers respectively after trading 2 million,
1.7 million and 1.4 million shares at 0.14 dollars, 0.25
dollars and 0.08 dollars, respectively.
market recorded improved activity with securities worth
18 million U.S. dollars transacted compared to 8 million
dollars posted the previous day.