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.
Turnover rose 29
percent to 3.3 million U.S. dollars on a volume of 16 million
shares from 11 million worth 2.6 million dollars.
Similarly, 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.
BAT Kenya, Kenya
Commercial Bank (KCB) and Sasini were some of the top stocks
whose prices went up by between 0.6 percent and 6 percent.
Safaricom 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.
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,
The bond market
recorded improved activity with securities worth 18 million U.S.
dollars transacted compared to 8 million dollars posted the
Nairobi bourse up slightly as
foreigners raise contribution