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Kenya’s Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) turnover rose 71 percent on Thursday to 11 million U.S. dollars pushed up by increased foreign investor participation.

Some 30 million shares were traded in the session up from Wednesday’s 26 million shares worth 6.5 million dollars.

The benchmark NSE 20 Share Index sustained a downward trend going down some 19 points to 3,333.36 while the All Share Index shed 0.4 percent to 172.53.

British American Tobacco was the session’s top gainer, rising 7.1 percent to 6.9 dollars supported by net foreign buying.

On the other hand, Housing Finance was the top loser at 9.7 percent to 7.9 dollars.

Safaricom was the top traded stock moving 11 million shares, followed by Kenya Commercial Bank at 6.1 million. Enditem

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