Monday, November 13, 2017

Sebon warns against market manipulation

Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has directed the merchant bankers and share brokers not to disseminate sensitive information that could manipulate the movement of secondary market.
After receiving numerous grievances from the investors, the capital market regulator issuing a directive today said that share market seems to have been manipulated due to dissemination of sensitive information by the broker companies and merchant bankers. "In recent days, we have received many complaints about the market movement being swayed due to release of sensitive information,” said joint spokesperson for Sebon Niranjaya Ghimire. "The brokerage firms and merchant bankers are engaging in market manipulation through media and other platforms."
The regulator has also directed merchant bankers and share brokerage firms not to make any comments on the price of individual company or sub-index.
The Sebon has also warned to take strict action against the brokerage firms found to be disseminating information based on speculations related to individual company or sub-index.
Nepal Investors’ Forum Working Committee members yesterday had met Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) officials and chairman of Sebon to discuss the market.

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