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Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.70%

Stock MarketsOct 15, 2018 11:45
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Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Construction & Engineering, Power & Energy and Plantations sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share fell 0.70% to hit a new 3-year low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide PLC (CM:BLUE), which rose 20.00% or 0.100 points to trade at 0.600 at the close. Asia Asset Finance Ltd (CM:ASAS) added 10.00% or 0.100 points to end at 1.100 and Fortress Resorts Plc (CM:RHTL) was up 9.30% or 0.80 points to 9.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Industrial Asphalts (Ceylon) PLC (CM:ASPH), which lost 11.76% or 40.00 points to trade at 300.00 in late trade. Sunshine Holdings PLC (CM:SUN) declined 11.54% or 6.00 points to end at 46.00 and Palm Garden Hotels PLC (CM:PALM) shed 11.25% or 2.70 points to 21.30.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 107 to 59 and 50 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.57% or 0.41 to $71.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.98% or 0.79 to hit $81.22 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.01% or 12.40 to trade at $1234.40 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was up 0.38% to 224.115, while USD/LKR rose 0.41% to 170.440.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 94.69.

Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.70%
 

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