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Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.19%

Published 2018-04-16, 06:45 a/m
© Reuters.  Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.19%

Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power & Energy, Information Technology and Construction & Engineering sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share added 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Shalimar Estates (CM:SHAL), which rose 15.18% or 227.40 points to trade at 1725.00 at the close. Samson International PLC (CM:SIL) added 13.51% or 11.90 points to end at 100.00 and Hunas Falls Hotels PLC (CM:HUNA) was up 12.92% or 10.30 points to 90.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC (CM:SWAD), which lost 22.03% or 2822.50 points to trade at 9990.00 in late trade. Commercial Development Company PLC (CM:COMD) declined 9.88% or 7.40 points to end at 67.50 and Hemas Power PLC (CM:HPWR) shed 6.82% or 1.50 points to 20.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 101 to 52 and 60 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.07% or 0.72 to $66.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.10% or 0.80 to hit $71.78 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.11% or 1.50 to trade at $1346.40 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was up 0.39% to 222.940, while USD/LKR rose 0.08% to 155.910.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 89.27.

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