Colombo Stock Exchange closes on negative note

Colombo Stock Exchange closes on negative note

Colombo Stock Exchange closes on negative note

Written by Staff Writer

17 Jan, 2020 | 10:54 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Colombo Stock Exchange closed on a negative note today (Jan 17), with the All Share Price Index (ASPI) declining for the fourth straight session to end 0.14% weaker at 5,932.92 and the S&P SL20 declining by 0.58% to close at 2,791.06.

Stockbrokers said the ASPI ended 0.91% lower for the shortened trading week amid healthy market turnover. Activity centred around the banking, finance and insurance sector accounted for a majority of the week’s turnover. Foreign participation resulted in a net outflow of 649 million rupees during the week.

The Central Bank issued US$ 100 million dollars of Sri Lanka Development Bonds for one year and seven months, two years, three years and five years at an auction held during January 13 – 17, 2020.

The Exchange rates today were as follows.

USD/LKR

  • Buy – 179.37
  • Sell – 183.04

GBP/LKR

  • Buy – 233.37
  • Sell – 240.63

EUR/LKR

  • Buy – 198.46
  • Sell – 205.23

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