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Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.45%

Stock MarketsFeb 12, 2018 10:50
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Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Footwear & Textile, Palm Oil and Investment Trust sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share fell 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Trade Finance & Investments PLC (CM:TFIL), which rose 17.10% or 7.30 points to trade at 50.00 at the close. Softlogic Holdings PLC (CM:SOFT) added 15.47% or 2.80 points to end at 20.90 and Amana Takaful PLC (CM:ATL) was up 14.29% or 0.100 points to 0.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Serendib Hotels PLC (CM:SHOT), which lost 24.67% or 5.60 points to trade at 17.10 in late trade. Industrial Asphalts (Ceylon) PLC (CM:ASPH) declined 23.97% or 94.60 points to end at 300.00 and Serendib Land PLC (CM:SLND) shed 15.64% or 231.70 points to 1250.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 102 to 66 and 54 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.86% or 1.10 to $60.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.61% or 1.01 to hit $63.80 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.59% or 7.70 to trade at $1323.40 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was up 0.73% to 214.425, while USD/LKR rose 0.40% to 154.970.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 90.09.

Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.45%
 

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